Chapter 24 are a new art punk band with plenty of exciting Riot Grrrl and first wave punk influences. This four piece band, consisting of two girls and two guys, are making significant waves in the underground indie scene, and with an eponymous EP released earlier in the year, along with an imminent US tour, the band are surely destined for success.
The group have had excellent press from the NME, Artrocker, Downed in Sound and The Other Woman amongst many others, perhaps because their sound is so fresh, compelling and direct. Chapter 24 create a sparser style of punk than what has been typical over the past few years, instead offering stripped down instrumentation full of front. Major audible influences on their work include original UK punk acts such as The Clash and Crass, and fairly obvious similarities to The Slits have also been drawn. That is not to say however that Chapter 24 are simply 1976 wannabes, romantically recreating music from a by-gone era. Their music also contains elements of twee, Afro punk, surf rock, garage punk and grunge, to make a far more electric and modern sound than you might expect.
This hip band are making some very cool music, which has a genuine, not imitation, punk edge, full of punchy nihilism and a hint perhaps of insolence. They are however still upbeat, with a vague, accessible pop edge, which helps stop the music from getting too heavy and aggressive. The London based quartet do not currently have any further shows lined up in the UK at present, but Chapter 24 do have a AA side single set for release on 28th November.