Making your mark on the independent music scene is always a tricky process. It seems that it hasn’t been that hard for Chay Snowdon. The Bristol based indie/pop outfit knows exactly how to get a crowd going. With two uk tours completed, support slots for The Sherlocks, JUDAS and Glass Caves, to name a few, it’s fair to say that the band have been pretty busy. Releasing their double single “Mon Cheri” & “Sha La La”, on Friday, you’re in for a treat…
Straight into the track, “Mon Cheri” is in your face. I haven’t heard this much charisma and effortless work from an indie band in a while. Instantly you’re drawn into the bones and are trying to figure out what exactly Chay is singing. Chay quoted; “listen up to the lyrics of ‘Mon Cheri’ and be transported to wherever the hell you want.” I love that. Having a free reign of what you think the song is about, draws in an audience stronger than actually explaining the song. Leaves an impression of whatever you’d like it to be about. The fast paced track is going to be a hit at live shows. Before you know it, there will be a mosh pit formed.
Drums covered with a hall full of reverb, the slow ballad, “Sha La La” echoes a wave of living right in the moment. Wonderful structure and arrangement, it’s nice to hear a guitar solo that fits the song. Sometimes a guitarist can go mentally up and down the neck on a song and that’s just not needed most of the time. The band obviously know each other’s abilities and limits. Sha La La is a wonderful finish to the double single release and certainly will be a song for the crowd to sing while holding their drinks in the air.
Previous single “Zenobia” video above.