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Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Draper: Great! Thanks for having us.

Paul: Awesome it feels so good to have new music out in 2017.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Cold”?

Draper: Absolutely, it’s a big track! We really enjoyed developing it as we were trying to push the writing process to create something we’d not tried before.

Paul: It’s a song about fear and rejection influenced by indie bands like Radiohead and Everything Everything who we both saw at the Reading festival when Chimes played there a while back. The heavy part of the song is supposed to represent absolute chaos and that’s the bit that we enjoy the most when we drop it live.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Draper: Talks are happening so we’ll see!

Paul: It’s being talked about. I’d like a video for every single

The single comes off your new album Ninety Four – what’s the story behind the title?

Draper: It’s the location of where we wrote most of the tracks! It’s the house number of my old flat in Hammersmith.

Paul: It’s actually an EP. Lots of great memories at the house (number 94) where we wrote most of the tracks so that HAD to be the title

How was the recording and writing process?

Draper: It’s great, we both usually get on the same page pretty quickly and then just have a lot of fun with it!

Paul: We get on really great in the studio and the combination of two musical worlds colliding is exciting. I’m more from a guitar based rock/pop background and Jamie is more from the dance/pop world but we both agree on certain bands, we are both really loving newish UK band Honne’s debut album right now.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Draper: We inspired each other to be creative and write what we’re both happy with.

Paul: It just comes from life.. What we don’t want to make is factory formulaic dance music, we are trying to push ourselves more and more.

What else is happening next in CHIMES’ world?

Draper: We’re always working on the next body of work and hopefully you’ll hear it soon!

Paul: The EP is on it’s way and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

EP on SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/chimesofficial/sets/chimes-ninety-four-ep

EP on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/6DjGQjklFrUkEYRoW04mZh

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