In the Post #31: The Chapman Family – Virgins

By on Wednesday, 7th October 2009 at 12:00 pm

I first introduced The Chapman Family way back in November of last year. I loved their energetic post-punk, tainted by a distinctive graveyard gloom which had Joy Division stamped all over it, It’s great to see that, one year on, the Teeside quartet are doing super well for themselves, with next week bringing about the release of second single, ‘Virgins’.

The Chapman Family continue to wreak audio darkness with their latest musical slice. Wavey guitars, thrashing drums and throbbing bass lines make up the melody to the monstrous ‘Virgins’. The sullen vocals are a little White Lies, while the poppy chorus hooks are uber Maximo Park. However, The Chapman Family add their own distinctively dark layer, which makes for excitingly intimidating listening. Indeed, ‘Virgins’ has an undoubted air of infectious passion. Frontman, Kingsley Chapman rigidly sings “Please don’t let us hold you back!”, over the thundering, gyrating bass, before a combustion of guitars and tom-tom thrashes bring about the musical climax at the end of the track. You must check out the official video to ‘Virgins’, below, to hear more of this super sinister stuff.


Check out The Chapman Family’s MySpace page.

‘Virgins’ is released October 19th. Pre-order it over at Rough Trade now.

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