The Gorgeous Chans are a six piece outfit from Nottingham. Since forming in 2012, the band have built a loyal following, with their bright danceable sound which incorporates a horn section into their indie staple of guitars, bass and drums.
The Gorgeous Chans are now set to release their debut single, ‘Marina & I’ on 6th July. The track, which takes its inspiration from the character ‘Marina’ from children’s television show ‘Stingray’, is an ode to youthful exuberance and summer love. With its stunning upbeat brass hook with crystal clear guitars, ‘Marina and I’ puts the band in a class of its own among its peers.
The ‘B’ side of the single, ‘By The Highway’, is a stand alone track in its own right, and showcases another side to the band. With its sentimental feel of nostalgia, surrounding gorgeous harmonies, ‘By The Highway’ has attracted the attention of several major record labels.
Both tracks were recorded by the band between free studio time at a local college and a ramshackle studio set up put together in the back room belonging to Elliot, one of the sax players in the group.
‘Marina and I’/’By The Highway’ by The Gorgeous Chans is available on 6th July.
For further information, visit the band’s FaceBook page.
You can see The Gorgeous Chans live on the following dates:
6th – London The Garage, supporting The Hummingbirds
14th – Newark Airfield Festival Thing (BBC Intro)
20th – London- Rooz Studio
10th July- Surya, London.