Wednesday 26 June 2013

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! // UK Tour Announcement

The last time we caught up with Parisian five-piece Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! they were storming Slam Dunk Festival, playing to packed out rooms. We caught up with them at Slam Dunk Leeds where they told us how much they were dying to get over here on a headline tour. 
And, it is with great pleasure that we can announce the quintet are going to be back on UK soil in September for a string of headline dates. For all the tour details and to read the interview with the guys click below...

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On sale: Friday June 28th at 9am

Est.1987 caught up with the band at their appearance at Slam Dunk Leeds...

There isn’t much of a rock scene in France, no? Is it nice coming over to countries like this and playing to fans and audiences that are so willing and open to this kind of music?
[Poncet, vocals]-
 Exactly. This is basically the reason why we’re here, because this type of music isn’t as popular in France. We’re a French band signed on an American label; it’s not very common, but this is why we don’t play in our own country. I mean it’s fun when we play over there, but it’s rare. Maybe one day rock will happen in France but not at the moment; there’s not the same scene as over here and in America. So we like coming over here and America and touring.

Your second album “Pardon My French” came out last month. The title points towards the fact that you’re French and it’s a also a famous saying...
So yeah, “pardon my French” is a thing you would say; we don’t really use it in France though. It’s funny, there’s no translation in French. I like the meaning behind it though, the situation in which you would use the phrase. People will say “pardon my French” when you’re going to say something very rude and this is like us as a band. There is the French reference which is almost classy but also the fact that it means you’re about to say something rude and I like the contrast of them together. It’s like us as a band; classy and rude [laughing].

You must get questioned about your name and the Goonies reference all the time. Was it your favourite movie as a child?
BERT- The Goonies makes sense to every member in the band and it’s the thing that links us all. It’s a childhood reference too and we are all grown up children [laughing]. It does sounds weird and the punctuation too is a bit confusing, but it’s unique. We wanted something that looks original.

If you were going to be any character in the Goonies who would it be?
[Wilson, guitar]-
Chunk! It has to be.
BERT- I like Sloth, he’s such a good character.

For the full interview with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! CLICK HERE

"Pardon My French", the album is out now on Fearless Records.