|SONG TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM GONE ARE THE GOOD DAYS — OUT NOW ON FEARLESS RECORDS
BAND TO PLAY SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE U.S. IN MAY
CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! — Bertrand Poncet, vocals; Éric Poncet, guitar; Paul Cordebard, guitar; Mathias Rigal, bass; and Bastien Lafaye, drums — have shared the video for the new single “Marigold” from their fourth album Gone Are The Good Days. The album arrived last summer via longtime label Fearless Records.
Watch it here.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! will return to the U.S. to appear at the So What?! Music Festival, which takes place in Texas from May 27-29. The band appears on Sunday, May 29.
Gone Are the Good Days is a master class in easycore — singalongs, moshy breakdowns, and a good time energy and vibe that are emitted in every note. It perfects the Paris-based band’s DNA-distinct blend of “easycore.” It’s also teeming with incredibly catchy jams that invite you to pump your fist in the air, to sing along, and to dance like no one is watching! It will serve as the soundtrack to your next party.Gone Are The Good Days followed Get Lost, Find Yourself (2015), Pardon My French (2013), and Something For Nothing (2010).
Because of the pandemic, the writing process for Gone Are The Good Days happened remotely: Bert and Bastien handled most of that initial work, then swapped files with their bandmates, who were scattered in other areas. The members of Chunk! were able to connect in person for a short stint at Alias Studio in January 2021 — the first time they’d all been in the same room for the last four years. Making Gone Are The Good Days was a redemption in numerous ways. “The album was a way for us to turn the 2020 bullshit into a better mindset,” Bert says. “To give us a better future.” Chunk pulled off a magic trick with their long-awaited fourth LP: staying true to their pop punk path, while finding brand new avenues to travel down.