Formerly known as boy band What About Tonight when 2/3 of the members auditioned for season 4 of Australia’s The X Factor, emerged Chase Atlantic. The dark alt-R&B pop trio consisting of brothers Clinton Cave (guitar & saxophone), Mitchel Cave (vocals), and close friend Christian Anthony (vocals & guitar) evolved as grown men finding their sound and breaking that stigma as ‘TV boy band’. “We’ve gone through trial and error. Everything we learned is through experience. We saw the music industry early on. We have to do so much better to reach our goals” says Chase Atlantic. After releasing a few EPs in 2015, the viral single “Friends” caught the ears of Good Charlotte brothers Benji and Joel Madden, who signed them onto their label MDDN. Chase Atlantic had more doors open for them when they toured with Sleeping with Sirens, YUNGBLUD, and saw their profile elevated when invited to perform major festivals (Bonnaroo, Vans Warped Tour, etc.). Out now with their sophomore album Phases, Chase Atlantic wanted to make music “catchy, infectious, and raw” for their audience. “Music is very personal. It underlies truth and realism… which is the hardest part” mentions the guys. “We made this album because we wanted to drastically pivot the angle from which pop culture is viewed and ultimately digested,” Mitchel says. “Throughout our career so far, Chase Atlantic has always been represented as a ‘go to’ for unique and complex music with high sonic value.
B-Sides spoke to Chase Atlantic in San Francisco at August Hall about basketball, the creative outlet of songwriting, breaking down the tracks from Phases and more. Check out the interview: