ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘GONE ARE THE GOOD DAYS’ AND SHARE NEW SINGLE “BITTER”
ALBUM OUT JULY 30 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS/VIRGIN AUSTRALIA
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and their DNA-distinct blend of “easycore” are back and not a moment too soon.
The Paris-based band has just announced its fourth album ‘Gone Are The Good Days’, out July 30 on Fearless Records/Virgin Australia. The album is chock full of incredibly catchy anthems that invite you to pump your fist in the air, sing along, and to dance like no one is watching! Pre-order it here.
‘Gone Are The Good Days’ follows ‘Get Lost, Find Yourself’ (2015), ‘Pardon My French’ (2013), and ‘Something For Nothing’ (2010). To celebrate their return, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! — Bertrand Poncet, vocals; Éric Poncet, guitar; Paul Cordebard, guitar; Mathias Rigal, bass; and Bastien Lafaye, drums — have shared the video for the new song “Bitter,” which opens the album. Watch it here.
“Chunk is back — FINALLY,” says Bertrand Poncet. “Our last album came out six years ago. Since then, we’ve grown so much as individuals and as a band. We have had a lot more life experience, as humans and as musicians, to draw from. In addition to producing this record ourselves, we experimented with our songwriting approach and have tried new things that we cannot wait for you to hear. Don’t worry. It still has all the old Chunk feels that you know and love —with a fresh new sound that will knock you off your feet.”
Because of the pandemic, the writing process for ‘Gone Are The Good Days’ happened remotely: Bert and Bastien handled most of that initial work, then swapped files with their bandmates, who were scattered in other areas. The members of Chunk! were able to connect in person for a short stint at Alias in January 2021 — the first time they’d all been in the same room for the last four years. Making Gone Are The Good Days was a redemption in numerous ways. “The album was a way for us toturn the 2020 bullshit into a better mindset,” Bert says. “To give us a better future.”
Chunk pulled off a magic trick with their long-awaited fourth LP: staying true to their pop punk path, while finding brand new avenues to travel down.
“Bitter” is out now and available to stream everywhere, ‘Gone Are The Good Days’ will be available Friday July 30 via Fearless Records/Virgin Australia.
Artist: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Single Title: Bitter
Single Release Date: Out Now
Album Title: Gone Are The Good Days
Album Release Date: Friday, July 30
Genre: Post Hardcore
Label: Fearless Records/Virgin Australia
Hometown: Paris, France
‘GONE ARE THE GOOD DAYS’
“Gone Are The Good Days”
“Made For More”
“Blame It On This Song”