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ARTIST
TITLE
EP1
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WIW 004CD WIW 004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/16/2007

"With only four releases under their belt, the World in Winter label have already established themselves as a fine purveyor of genre-evading, guitar-led music, and with the release of EP1 from the three-piece, Chapters, the imprint comfortably live up to all expectations to deliver their finest release to date. Having previously appeared as Ashbourne's Strongest Man on the first release by the label, a split 7" with Angela Valid, EP1 is their first release as Chapters: a different identity for a more mature and focused band, keen on pushing their songwriting talents to the limits. The members of Chapters, Mike Brooks, James Rutledge and Jimmy Wright, met at school in the hills of Derbyshire. Forever cooking up musical storms in the sixth form, they inevitably went their separate ways to study at different universities, with James and Jimmy recording with Dave Tyack on Twisted Nerve as part of the short-lived DOT while James released records under the name of Pedro on the Melodic label. After the demise of DOT, the three friends reconvened in London to discuss the idea of further collaborations. Away from the constraints of a record-deal, they began leisurely recording sessions together when they could find the time, and after not too long a distinct sound began to emerge from their lazy Sunday jams. Folky guitars and playful glockenspiel, reminiscent of the likes of State River Widening, merged gracefully with influences from Tortoise, early Mogwai and even Krautrock. After some time, six tracks were created and found their way to World in Winter for release, a label that fits their aesthetic and attitude perfectly. Creating ambitious yet subtle works which tip-toe the line between minimal and extravagant, Chapters are a band you are bound to hear more about in the future, and the perfect fourth release from one of the most exciting labels in England at the moment."