Folk/Country, Folk, Zurich
– Tim Chase’s bare acoustic songs will make you laugh and cry. Through absurd highs and crushing lows, music has been his anchor. Since leaving...Biographie lesen
Tim Chase’s bare acoustic songs will make you laugh and cry. Through absurd highs and crushing lows, music has been his anchor. Since leaving England for Russia, the USA, the Netherlands and now Switzerland, music has been his home. Equal parts sardonic wit and poignant romanticism, Tim’s lyrics are deeply personal but capture moments of honest contemplation to which we can all relate.
‘In Between the Lines’, released in May 2018, is a collection of four solo acoustic songs, recorded at home while recovering from a traumatic episode. Despite the dark subject matter, Tim Chase retains a sense of optimism and generosity to the human spirit. The title track and artwork focus on the quest to remain within the normal curve, ‘Sometimes, girl I really care but mostly I just don’t, I said I would go anywhere for you but I probably won’t.’ ‘Flash Mob, Brussels’ observes that ‘it’s hard to tell the difference within, till it breaks out across your skin’.
Previous releases include ‘Life is Like a Swimming Pool’ and ‘Master of Energy’, released on Dutch label, Smikkelbaard. While in Holland, Tim Chase supported Hallo Venray and toured with Long Conversations as well having ‘England!’ by his old band Hyperbowl named as best World Cup song by taz.de in 2014.
Tim is planning to release an EP per month and play live in Switzerland and beyond.
Lou Reed, Stephen Malkmus, the Silver Jews, Beck
Richard Foster (The Quietus) `slacker folk brought to a sort of maturity care of a dry, languid and caustic humour.’
Tom Taylor (Berlin Loves You) ‘I haven’t heard lyrics this good in ages’.
Tags: singer-songwriter, lo-fi, acoustic, slacker, zurich, london