Following 18 long months of waiting to get back into the studio during the pandemic, CHROMA are immensely proud and excited to finally be sharing brand new material from their forthcoming album, recorded during lockdown with support from Festival Republic and PRSF.
Influenced by the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and The Gossip, CHROMA have already received a groundswell of early radio support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! Radio, Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru and ongoing support from BBC Introducing.
Tracks on their formidable debut variously reflect on the band’s collective experience growing up in the South Wales Valleys, and explore the myriad lived experiences of young women. Exploring infighting within the feminist movement, the oppression of trans right in the UK, violence against women, and other weighty topics, they ultimately invite the listener to a place of safety and empowerment.
Boasting a healthy amount of live notches on their belt for a band yet to even release an album, they’ve previously appeared at Reading & Leeds Festival, BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend, FOCUS Wales and Festival Number 6, along with European festival appearances in Barcelona and Brittany. Most recently supporting stablemates Tokky Horror, they've also played sold-out shows all over the UK with the likes of IDLES, Peace, The Joy Formidable, VANT and Tigercub.
They’ve been added to key editorial playlists across Spotify, given televised performances on BBC Wales and S4C, featured regularly on FA Wales media content and Visit Wales, and seen press support from the Metro, PRS M for Music Magazine, South Wales Argus and Y Selar. Pre-pandemic, the three piece secured a notable appearance at Maida Vale Studios in 2019, recording a live session for BBC Radio Wales which later got picked up by BBC R1 and played on air.
The trio will be revealing further details of the album and announcing more live dates over the coming months.