Chain and the Gang

Chain and the Gang

Chain & the Gang bring their dynamic live show to Europe in May and June with four confirmed UK dates including Liverpool’s The Kazimier, Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, Broadcast in Glasgow and London’s Tufnell Park Dome.

A gang with a fluid and floating active core, Minimum Rock N Roll was recorded in Portland Oregon with Ian and Katie Alice on vocals, Brett playing the electric guitar, Chris on electric bass guitar, and Fiona driving the drum kit and then mixed down in DC by Brendan Canty. More minimal and more ferocious, more lean and more mean, Minimum Rock N Roll is Chain & the Gang looking for food, hungry and intent on devouring the known world, once they find its tender underbelly.

Svenonius says of the album: “MINIMUM ROCK N ROLL is a challenge to all the tiresome groups with no content, no heart, no soul, no direction, who parade around like mediocres onstage with an inherited diagram of acceptable behavior. What are they striving towards? A slot at a festival? Chain & the Gang want it all. They want justice in this universe and the other ones in the other dimensions. And that starts with aesthetic justice. MINIMUM ROCK N ROLL is naked, raw, catalyst, creepy, crazy, cretinous…”crime rock”. Minimum Rock n Roll uses fewer beats, fewer words, fewer ideas … “why pay more for unneeded words rhymes and riffs?” is the philosophy behind the album. It’s a purely distilled rejection of the indie rock prescription for enforced brain dead, artless mediocrity.”

Minimum Rock N Roll is a protest against a world where everything is available … the internet’s engorgement of the senses has bred a world that’s stupefied, self-satisfied and sedate. It’s time for a diet. This record is a kind of aural austerity! Barely any words! Hardly any beats! Fewer notes! It’s just EXACTLY ENOUGH.

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27.05 Liverpool, The Kazimier

28.05 Glagow, Broadcast

29.05 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

30.05 London, Tufnell Park Dome

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