Youcan listen to The Chapman Family’s new EP ‘Cruel Britannia’ on soundcloud which is set to be released on Best Before Records on the 18 June. Opening with ‘No More Tears’ its a pretty brutal start with booming bass and screaming guitars. Title track ‘Cruel Britannia’ has that anthemic feel about it, big pounding drums and tremolo guitars with brilliant lyrics over a cool and slow melody. The sounds on this EP is huge, its raw and it is punk. Their is also alot of anger and frustration and as they put it ‘roar against a culture being swallowed up by idleness and intolerance’. ‘This English life is falling apart’ singer Kingsley Chapman sings telling us there is ‘no hope, to this life’, its pretty dark stuff but the music itself is thrilling to listen to with so much feeling and emotion shining through. The fifth and final track is a cover of The Smiths ‘Every Day Is Like Sunday’ which is pretty special. Five great tracks, well worth picking up.
The band kick off their first of many live shows to support the EP at this years ‘The Great Escape’ on Friday the 11th at the Best Before Records Showcase @ LIFE, 9pm.