Chalk is an Irish three piece post-punk/electronic project based in Belfast. The project was formed in 2019 after meeting as film students.
Influenced by their love of film and the emerging Belfast dance scene, Chalk’s image-driven soundscape is composed of wailing guitars, a relentless rhythm section, and an unwavering vocal with incredible rawness at its core. Their visual approach (as seen in their self-made music videos), interweaves with their sound in an evocative fashion.
Chalk’s debut single, ‘Them’, which won Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Roundtable Record of the Week, was recorded with producer Chris W Ryan (SORBET, Robocobra Quartet), known for his work with Irish acts Just Mustard, NewDad & Enola Gay.
Their latest offering, ‘Velodrome’, is a truly manic assault on all of the senses. Chalk are here to present to you an unforgettable sonic and visual landscape, and seeing is believing.
“The love of the dance scene meets the love of raw darkly atmospheric noise… Gothic sounding guitars duel with the sensory overload of a techno club.” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music
“The most exciting Northern Irish guitar band in years” – BBC Introducing
“I can’t believe this is a debut… blew me away when I heard it.” – Gemma Bradley, BBC Radio 1
“A wonderful noise” – Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM