CHIMES RELEASE ‘NINETY FOUR’ EP
Chimes may not be a name on your radar yet but they will become your new favourites with their debut offering’ – This Song Slaps
‘We’ve been trying to pick a favourite, but it’s just too hard!’ – The Music Ninja
‘I’m sure they’re about to take over the world with their catchy pop EDM that’s sure to have festivals bouncing all year long’ – The Guard
Dance pop duo CHIMES have just released their highly anticipated, Ninety Four EP via M:UK (Draper, Loop, REID), premiered via The Music Ninja. Also premiered via The Guard, was the EP’s lead single is ‘Nite Swimming’, which has already caught the eye of music tastemakers. CHIMES is the collaboration between London-based duo, pop producer Jamie Draper and multi-genre songwriter/vocalist, Paul Aiden.
With Draper’s love of dance and pop, and Aiden’s experience working within the genres of EDM, folk, rock, R&B and pop, CHIMES is perhaps an unpredictable match, but their natural creative chemistry and shared love of constructing credible, commercial songs with international appeal is what makes them so unique. Establishing a steady online presence, CHIMES has garnered regular support from BBC Introducing as well as being included in various key Spotify playlists.
The Ninety Four EP comprises of previously released EP tracks, Wolves and Cold, that have drawn praise from the likes of CLASH, Kick Kick Snare, Dancing Astronaut and Going Solo, as well as new single Nite Swimming which features an addictive, melodic drum beat and spine tingling harmonies, creating an incredibly vivid image of floating amongst the stars in space. It is also a little tribute to the late Prince, who would often spell ‘Nite’ this way.
CHIMES explain about the EP:
“The EP captures a blend of creativity and escapism. The themes that run throughout – love, loss, frustration, life, happiness, hopes and dreams – bring meaning but also get you dancing. The title refers to the house number in which we wrote and recorded the majority of the EP!”
Surprisingly, the Ninety Four EP is their first body of work released together, but they have certainly made a bold statement with this EP, showcasing their incredible ability to make infectious dance pop tunes with effervescent electronics and accessible lyrics.
Live, CHIMES put on an energetic show, creating a special experience that involves maximum audience participation. Their last gig was a sold out headline show at The Old Blue Last in London, and they expect to make an even bigger splash this year, proving that CHIMES are well on their way as becoming one of the most promising artists of 2017.