Interview With Chapter 24
APOCALYPSO NOW. APOCALYPSO WOW. APOCALYPSO OWWWWWW.
Chapter 24 is the title of a song from Pink Floyd’s 1967 LP The Piper At The Gates of Dawn. It was written by Syd Barrett and its lyrics are inspired by text from the corresponding chapter of the ancient Chinese tome I Ching (The Book of Changes). Whether or not Chapter 24 are named after either of these things isn’t clear. What is certain however is that they certainly aren’t named after a passage of writing from an Enid Blyton book. How can I be so sure? Well listen to the corrugated, staccato post-punk and slashed guitars of (free download) You Said and tell me I’m not right. The London-suckled quartet stomp like The Cramps, sweat like The Slits and share Wild Flag’s wide-eyed energy. Think: fists, sweat, blood, bruises, sombreros, Satan and smiles and you’re teetering ever closer to the precipice of enlightenment.
If you’re currently supping PBR and using hobos as WiFi hotspots in the US of Stateside then you can catch Chapter 24 every day at SXSW until 18 March, after which they’ll be heading for California. If you’re not (don’t worry, you’re no less of a person) then you can amuse yourself with the video for Spindle (below) and these here photos, which come with some hilarious and elaborative insights.
The apocalypso is here. Carpet the floor in sawdust and get ready to party.