Having garnered tips to be one of this year’s favourites to jump out of
obscurity, it would be easy to assume that Chapel Club are the Chapel
finished article; a tight confident band with half a dozen songs that
will be inescapable from when festival season hits, yet tonight’s
showing on a dark basement club stage tells otherwise – tonight
Chapel Club do not look nor sound like a band approaching a
It may be partly due to the muddied sound quality, but tonight their
performance lacks that vital factor that separates them from every
other White Lies-adoring,
depressive rock band seeking their five minutes – worse still, their performance at times becomes a little cringe-worthy.
Retreating into a drab, charisma free, unmemorable performance, the
effects-laden, glum Chapel Club look and sound uncomfortable
Given time this may well be rectified, but it highlights that, for now, Chapel Club are still currently taking their first few steps before they reach a
This conflicts with the general consensus that art works best when
it reflects the mood of its consumers.
Sure, music has always been a triumphant platform for addressing
societal woes, but there’s also catharsis in escapism.
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