One of Ireland’s best new band’s The Chakras head out on tour this December performing their hit debut album Build Me A Swan. Kicking off in Limerick on December 4th the London based band will hit Galway and Dublin before wrapping up in Cork.
The dates are:
Sunday 4th December: Dolan’s, Limerick
Monday 5th December: Roisin Dubh, Galway
Tuesday 6th December: Whelan’s, Dublin
Wednesday 7th December: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Tickets for Whelan’s are priced €10.25 including booking fee from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie and are on sale from tomorrow, Friday 21st October.
This young Dublin born five piece commenced their journey almost two years ago, with an early show supporting recently reformed Stone Roses front man Ian Brown in Dublin. Brown immediately gave the confident Irish chaps two enthusiastic thumbs up, and from there the story began.
Made up of brothers Rocky and Gordo Whittaker and three of their best mates harking back from early school days, The Chakras had a goal and they were hell bent on achieving it. The were out to create a powerful sound that could evoke an greater reaction!
The Chakra’s recently headlined their own show at KOKOs in London. They have been chosen as Q Radio’s ‘New To Q’ pick – with ‘Drifting being added to the Q radio playlist. They were invited by O2 to perform a gig in-store, using iPhones in place of instruments.
The formula for success was realised when The Chakras began work with producer/mixer Chris Potter (Urban Hymns) in 2010, on the skyscraping single ‘Build Me A Swan’ which was released on limited 7”. The Chakras put their trust in Potter’s extensive experience and this relationship has given the band the freedom to reference immediate shoegaze influences without masking melody with too much noise. Produced by Jaz Rogers (Annie Lennox,Brand New Heavies/Bryn Christopher) and mixed by Potter, ‘Build Me A Swan’ has provided a telling first band statement.
The album is a variety of focused sound bites, each a distinctive identity of their own. ‘Beautiful Sorrow’ weaves with a mesmerizing, bass-heavy groove, ‘Slowdive’ is a Creation Records friendly, long-lost ballad brimming with fuzz and the unforgettable ‘We The People’ is a call to arms with psychedelic guitar licks that move with power and intent. Adding the finishing touches to the album, the album’s artwork was created by Storm Thorgerson – who has created artwork for artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Mars Volta, Muse, and Biffy Clyro to name a few.
The band returned to Ireland to play sell out shows at The Workman’s Club in July and September this year.