Songbird favourites, THE CHASE, have today (Thursday 10th November) released their Caribbean inspired feelgood anthem ‘Trumpet’.

The Chase follow their explosive summer EP ‘Not The F*cking Game Show’ with ‘Trumpet’, their first release under This Feeling Records after recently signing to the tastemaker label. It comes as they prepare to play their debut headline show at Roadtrip in London this Saturday, a gig that sold-out in just two days and more than two months in advance!

‘Trumpet’ received its radio premiere last night, courtesy of new music champion John Kennedy at Radio X.

The Chase also recently featured in the soundtrack to ‘Kick Out The Jams – The Story of XFM’ documentary – the radio station that led to Radio X and on which John Kennedy was one of the original DJ’s. It was a great night at the premiere in London which ourselves, The Chase and John Kennedy all attended. John said at the time how impressed he was with the music choices featured in the soundtrack, many of whom he has since featured on his coveted radio show.

‘Trumpet’ sees the band’s Heaney brothers – the fiery and flamboyant vocalist/guitarist Tyler and drummer Dion – channel their Caribbean roots, infusing their indie-punk sound with authentic touches of reggae, ska and dub. The result is their best track to date, and puts a modern spin on the lineage of genre-splicing bands such as The Specials, The BeatThe Dead 60s and The Aggrolites

Listening to the track we’re instantly transported to happy, care-free long sunny days. Its definitely got that Ska/New Orleans Jazz vibe to it and we can just see the crowds doing their best ‘Madness’ dancing along to this. The festival crowds will go crazy for this, chanting along. Its Sure to be a massive hit for the band both on and off the stage.

Tyler says of the track

I think Trumpet is our boldest statement yet, it encapsulates where we are and where we are going. It’s fun, it’s catchy, it’s silly and it’s unique. It’s inspired by the likes of The Specials and Madness. I’m buzzing for you all to finally hear this one, BLOW THAT TRUMPET NOW!” 

‘Trumpet’ was written in a matter of minutes on the final day of the band’s sessions with producer Nick Brine (OasisStone Roses). It needed just one final element to make it burst into life – the boisterous brass that fires full-throttle throughout. Nick put them in touch with a musician mysteriously known as Underpants Man, who worked all-night to give ‘Trumpet’ that extra special touch. The version he sent the following morning was perfect, and is the same recording that you now hear. 

The Chase have just completed a co-headline tour with label mates Spangled, and have previously played shows with The Skinner Brothers, The Rifles and The K’s, plus festivals such as The Isle of WightTruck, Y Not? and The Great Escape. As we say, their next upcoming show has already sold out months in advance, so make sure you keep an eye on the lads socials for updates.

Listen to ‘Trumpet’ HERE NOW


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Sally Newman