Curtis’ Prime Slices (4/6 – 4/12): The Chats, Stef Chura

The Chats – “Pub Feed” – (punk)

This band of Aussies blew up big time when they released their hilariously catchy debut single “Smoko,” accompanied by a video that now has over 6 million views. If you haven’t seen it yet I suggest you do that ASAP. Anyway, after a year, they’ve finally released another song that is just what was expected to follow up. Following the foot steps of “Smoko,” which is slang in Australia for a smoke break, “Pub Feed” is another term for havin’ a pint with your steak, gravy, and chips at the local pub. This group a lads really know how to write good, simple punk songs that are super catchy and funny at the same time. They’ve been packing venues in Australia and are doing a small North American tour this month in only a few cities so if you’re nearby one of them you better buy a ticket!

Stef Chura – “Method Man” – (garage punk)

A lot of good music came in this week so it was a little hard to narrow it down, but this I had to feature. Stef Chura is an indie rock artist from Detroit, Michigan. Her debut album Messes received positive reviews from outlets from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone in 2017. Now, she’s working with Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest), who’s producing her new album Midnight. “Method Man” is the first single out and it goes really hard. The sound is extremely raw and it seems like they’ve really captured the energy of the band in this track. It’s a really unique blend of indie, garage, and punk which makes it a lot of fun to listen to. The same four lines are repeated in the verse which gives off the notion that there might be some deeper meaning being portrayed. This is yet another album I’m excited to hear when it’s finally out. Check this out!