If you’ve been wondering when French pop punk/post-hardcore band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! are dropping new music, it looks like the wait is almost over. Last week, we caught up with Chunk! vocalist Bertrand Poncet who sneakily revealed the band are writing new material for an album:
“…We had been talking about new material for awhile now, and we were going to have one or two songs ready for Slam Dunk Festival (initially May 2020). Since that got cancelled, our label were like, “Hey, why don’t you guys write more songs, then you can come out with an EP or something?” So we kept writing and the label got really excited with what we came up with already. They were like, “OK, what do you guys think about making an album?” We haven’t really communicated on the fact that we’re making an actual album yet, but everybody on our team is very excited about it… The plan is now to have the album ready for 2021 and by its release, hopefully there will be festivals and tours again.”
We also wanted to know whether they’re going to bring back some of the heavier riffs from their earlier releases, and Bert shared:
“There will be something for everyone. From the typical Chunk! vibe of Pardon My French to even older stuff from our first album (Something For Nothing)… We really focused on making our sound evolve this time around. For a band like us that’s in such a niche genre, it’s not as easy to come up with a fourth album without being too repetitive or redundant.
I’m very happy that we’ve been able to take some time to think about the musical direction that would make sense for us as a band in 2020. Honestly, I wasn’t so confident writing new stuff at first for Chunk! But it’s all very exciting now. The songs so far are sounding legit. They make sense to us and our sound. I can’t wait to show everyone.”
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! just yesterday celebrated the ten year anniversary of their debut, Something For Nothing. This album brought us the infamous pop punk anthem, ‘In Friends We Trust’ as well as the crushingly heavy track, ‘Captain Blood’.
But there you go, Chunk! fans. 2021 will be the year Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! make their much anticipated fourth album. Who’s pumped?!
Words By Tamara May (@citylightstam)