The Chapman Family release “This One’s For Love” [Video]

The Chapman Family


The Chapman Family are a band who are no strangers to adversity. Line-up changes, false starts and a fractured music industry might have signalled the death knell for many bands before them but this has only served to galvanise the North East 5-piece who return with their first full release since the critically acclaimed ‘Cruel Britannia EP’ in 2012.

New single, “This One’s For Love”, represents a new side to the band, inspired by the melancholy tenderness of The Cure but with an irresistibly hopeful tone. Improbable romantics they may be but this is a song of unashamed optimism and an astonishing pop sensibility that strips away all the preconceived schmaltzy notions of a “Love Song”.

The B-side, “Into The Breach”, is probably their most brutal track to date and acts to reassure you that they certainly haven’t lost their bite. A soaring tirade of guitars and cut-to-the-bone vocals have already made this track a legendary live prospect, its raw impact and savage punk tone a formidable and welcome assault.

The band’s return to form was confirmed in January with a free download release ADULT, which was picked up by long time supporters Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy. Showing the band at the top of their game, the subsequent anticipation for new material was palpable and the boys have exceeded even their own expectations with this new offering, the second track to be unveiled from their forthcoming new album (Autumn 2013).

The Chapman Family – “This One’s For Love” video:

“Angsty, cliché-free brilliance!” – NME

“Raw, full of anger, exciting…this is a band that puts your faith back in to guitar music.” – CLASH

“Unrelenting, angry, poetic and loud. An ode to the underdog: when the underdog is a pitbull biting back.” – ARTROCKER

The Chapman Family – May/June 2013 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

3 May Leaf Cafe, Liverpool Sound City (10.15pm)
4 May Friar’s Court, Warrington
5 May Spensleys Emporium, Festy Middlesbrough
11 May Mad Ferret, Preston
31 May Scholar Bar @ O2 Academy, Leicester
1 June The Exchange, Bristol
3 June The Garage, London
5 June Little Civic, Wolverhampton
6 June The Bowery, Sheffield
11 June Long Division Festival, Wakefield

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

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