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Belfast alt/punk/electronic rising band Chalk release ‘Claw’

Belfast alt/punk/electronic rising band Chalk release ‘Claw’

Chalk. Photo by Mathieu Zazzo.

Belfast post-punk/electronic band Chalk have announced the release of Conditions II, a new EP on March 1st via Nice Swan Records.

The band who are inspired by Dublin’s post-punk band who bring their own electronic and Belfast twist, have revealed their latest single ‘Claw’ that will feature on the release on the label that has given us English Teacher, Pip Blom, Sprints and Prima Queen.

The song is built on a tense synth line and drums with dark whispered altered vocals, and is produced by Chris Ryan.

“Claw is about falling in love inside a nightmare. There’s a mixture of loss and relief that we wanted to capture. Subconscious feelings are at the crux of most of our tracks – something that we started on Conditions EP. We still feel like we’re in that universe of figuring ourselves out as people and using our sonic palette to make sense of it. There’s still a few feelings we want to explore and staying in the world of Conditions is something we’ve grown to enjoy – we don’t want to leave just yet”.

Bandleader Ross Cullen

It comes after ‘The Gate’, a song released in November.

More from the band: Belfast post-punk band Chalk leave it behind on ‘Asking’

Chalk won the Best Live Act at NI Music Prize 2023 recently.

Chalk Live Dates

11th-16th Mar – SXSW

20th Mar – Hare & Hounds V2, Birmingham

21st Mar – Oslo, London

22nd Mar – Soup, Manchester

23rd Mar – Ritual Union, Bristol

25th Mar – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff

27th Mar – Green Door Store, Brighton

28th Mar – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

12th Apr – Limelight 2, Belfast

18th Apr – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick, Support for SPRINTS

See Also

19th Apr – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Support for SPRINTS

May 3rd – The Button Factory, Dublin, Support for SPRINTS


Ross Cullen (Vocals)

Benedict Goddard (Guitar, Sampler)

Luke Niblock (Drums)

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