New Band of The Day: The Chevin
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It’s a very exciting time for Yorkshire four piece The Chevin. After releasing their debut EP Champion, the band have toured with the likes of White Lies and The Pigeon detectives and have an upcoming performance on the Late Show with David Letterman to top it all off. It’s easy to see why people are getting excited about The Chevin. Their anthemic sound can be compared to the early work of The Killers and Snow Patrol and is equally as suited to stadiums. That’s not to say their sound doesn’t match their desire, their sites are firmly set on revitalising what lead singer Coyle Girelli sees as a fairly stale British music scene. Speaking to the Daily star, he said: ‘The art of writing a song and making an album has gone out of fashion for some reason, and we’ve had nothing but soulless rubbish since the Arctic Monkeys came on the scene’. Whether you agree with him or not, The Chevin undoubtedly show a passionate, earnest approach to making music. One of the songs that has turned heads is the Ep’s title track, ‘Champion’. Here Girelli’s powerful vocals boom out accompanied by instrumentals that expertly tread a fine line between ambience and energetic, hook filled indie rock. Throughout the song Girelli claims ‘people love a rising star’, and who are we to disagree with him? The bands most recent single Drive looks to continue in the same vein as Champion. It is instantly infectious with its bouncy atmospheric chorus showing off the bands affinity for writing stadium bound hits. It is a song filled with hooks, and Girelli’s vocal ability is nothing short of stunning once more as he shows of a voice to rival even Bono himself. In the Chevin, we may well have British rocks next big thing, with people both sides of the pond singing their praises. It’s only a matter of time before the kingmakers of the music industry begin to take note and elevate the band to the stadiums their music is destined for.