• 02
  • 10
  • 2024
  • 07.30
  • pm

Hey! Manchester presents Chime School

Please note this is an 18+ Event

The love-affair with San Francisco is real. Chime School are the latest in a run of acclaimed Bay Area groups to hit the UK. Marrying the pristine jangle of electric 12-string guitars with nervy, hooky songs, Chime School conjures a unique and instantly recognisable form of indie pop, rooted in the buoyant, driving pulse of the genre’s 1980’s and 90’s forebears, while still locked in a kaleidoscopic stare with its 1960’s originators.

 

Guided by San Francisco musician Andy Pastalaniec, Chime School began as a solo home recording project, paying homage to the formative jangle of The Byrds by way of early Primal Scream; the production and pop sensibility of Biff Bang Pow and The Razorcuts; and the spirit of great singles labels like Creation, Subway, Postcard and Sarah. Though it would have fit with any of those labels, Chime School found a natural home with Slumberland Records, releasing a self-titled debut in 2021, and a follow-up 7” single in 2023.

 

In its wake, Pastalaniec assembled a live group comprised of Bay Area indie vets, touring up and down the US West Coast, playing with many of the contemporary indie cognoscenti, from labelmates The Umbrellas; The Reds, Pinks & Purples; and Papercuts; as well as Cindy, Blues Lawyer, The Smashing Times, and others.

 

Their sophomore LP is slated for release this summer on Slumberland Records. Outsider Artists are delighted to present the first UK tour for Chime School, tickets for all dates are on sale now!

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