CHAMBERS first appeared on our radar late last year via the indomitable LOLA magazine gang. Danceable darkness with frontwoman, Angela's ashy vocals, guiding the listener through rich tunes full of rolling rhythms and chiming melodies. Check out the band's feverish single, Dissonant and prepare yourself for this US project's Bang On debut.
Tell us a little about your project.
CHAMBERS came to light in the dark Berlin when Angela Chambers and Jason Letkiewicz, old friends from New York came together to record their first album.
Angela and Jason first met in New York in 2012, when they recorded their first songs together. Both were coming from electronic, house, and Italo-disco backgrounds, which makes this project unique, in that they somehow wanted to keep elements of the past, while adding now a more indie-pop Krautrock vibe to the mix. They perform live as a duo, with Angela writing and singing vocals, intertwining flute melodies and synths, while Jason plays mesmerising and catchy guitar melodies, and deep rhythmic bass lines.
Distance could never keep them apart as Jason soon moved to Berlin in 2015, where they had their studio in Rummelsburg and recorded their first album together entitled Askew LP. Shortly after, Cameron Findlay added drums to the project to complete the first album. They are now working to finish the second studio album.
Why did you start make music?
We both came from musical dads who gave us their old records.
What’s been your best moment as a band so far?
We spent a week trapped in the suburbs of Baltimore working on our second album, which was a lot of fun! then we realised, we had even more fun being on stage together and feeling the vibes and not being confined to a studio. Somehow, getting it out into the world has been the most pleasurable.
Who are three bands everyone should listen to right now?
Elephant Band in Thailand; Real Elephants playing instruments. So beautiful. Yowler-WaterGareth Williams & Marie Currie.
How do you prepare for a gig?
We go to our rehearsal space in Lichtenberg and get into a zone!
What can people look forward to about your set?
The live set is quite unique from our original recordings. The audience can hear beautiful mutations of these songs from the first and second album.
Finish the sentence. If we weren't making music...
Jason would be doing metal fabrication and I would probably be auditioning for something.
Catch CHAMBERS with Kamoos and Soft Milk on May 12th at Clash Symbols #9 at Bei Ruth!