Coming through with the Hacienda-swagger of Primal Scream and the dry wit of The Streets, the hero of Swindon CHANEY releases his new single ‘Dixons’ via Skint.
On the surface, the song might be an ode to one of Britain’s forgotten High Street icons; but under the dancefloor-friendly facade, it’s a lament to the perils of small-town suburban claustrophobia. Continuing Chaney’s obsession with the Great British Rave, ‘Dixons’ features the sonic elements so familiar with the era - a punchy piano riff collides with four to the floor rhythms and, for the first time, Chaney’s own vocals.
The release follows January’s rave-inspired single ‘Let U Know’ and its accompanying headline-grabbing video, which featured a Noel Gallagher lookalike licking windows in Swindon town centre.
Despite describing it as the “least aspirational place in the world”, Swindon is at the beating heart of Chaney’s music. His hometown – a nowhere-land slap-bang somewhere between Bristol and Reading – has recently become something of an obsession for the 20-year-old. As one by one his friends have drifted away to university or bought houses and settled down, he’s been left with little more than the dreary high-streets for company - providing the backbone of inspiration for his music.
Alongside his music, Chaney has also been promoting a series of successful club nights #SAVESWINDON (inspired by the ‘Save Fabric’ campaign of last year)
Chaney will release his debut EP this year.
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