THE CHATS - POWERPLANT
Extra information— TIMING
19:30 doors open (Orangerie)
21:00 The Chats
Australian punks bringing fun and a raw energy that rivals Josh Homme and Iggy Pop
WhenTue. 28 Jun, 2022
"The Queensland punk band may have a strong look and larrikin vibe, but with Idles and Josh Homme on their side, don’t take them at face value."
The Chats are a pub-punk shed-rock band from Queensland, Australia. They began playing together in high school, releasing their debut self titled EP a month away from graduating. About nine months out of high school, The Chats went back into the studio to record their follow up EP, "Get This In Ya". The second EP sat online for half a year until the band had a viral hit with the music video for their song "Smoko", which racked in millions of views on Youtube in a couple of days. Since then, The Chats have become notorious for their loud and chaotic live shows and their zero fucks attitude. The Chats have sold out shows in Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, and Europe. They've toured with Australian punk legends Cosmic Psychos, US rock heavyweights Queens of the Stone Age, and fellow pisswrecks Pist Idiots. With a debut album in the works, as well as national and international tours, The Chats aren't showing any signs of slowing down soon.
Powerplant occurs somewhere in the shadows of post / synth punk that produces material both 'sad & happy'. Once a solitary bedroom op from the internet, but now an animated full live band. Hey, smell the sizzle of synthesisers, hear precise drum machines and it's human iteration, giddy bass in the evening and a little guitar to go with eloquent oral exhibition. And all, all this to walk with our heads high and hearts light. Or at least try. To better days!