Chay Snowden are a four-piece alternative rock outfit based in the South West of England. Their influences range from Indie Rock through to contemporary powerhouse alternative indie - all seared together with the trademark vocal sneer and gritty snarl of lead singer Chay.
After spending his early years living in the Almeria province of Southern Spain - a hub for the filming of classic Spaghetti Westerns - Chay developed a love for classic films and became fascinated by the stereotypical ‘bad guy’ characters. As a result in later life their debut EP Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Then We’ll Begin) was developed around this theme.
The band's debut EP was produced by John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, and Robert Plant) and has received support from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq on his evening and daytime shows, as well as airplay on Radio X, Planet Rock, Amazing Radio, and Sirius XM (USA).
One of the bands main focuses is to make sure that the tracks have just as much energy when recorded as they do live. However, like many independent bands 2020 meant that they now had the added hurdle of recording in the midst of a pandemic. With a live room dedicated to recording, a microphone wired up to a caravan that sat on the driveway and the best weather Britain could muster, it certainly was an experience that you couldn’t help but inject energy into!
“Once again, the group astound me with an innovative, energetic and captivating single. Teetering between alternative rock, indie rock and rock and roll, the lads add a contemporary twist to old-school rock sounds”. - The Other Side Reviews