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the Traitors Gate Mat wrote half of the songs. The approach on both albums was the same, writing and rehearsing the songs so we were tight and did not waste time in the studio. The Alternative was recorded in Stafford, we stayed in a hotel for 2 weeks whilst we recorded it, it was intense, and we put a lot into that album. The following year we recorded Traitors Gate, which was local for us at the time in Gipsy Hill (South London) although the recording process was the same. Dave Goodman was great to work with, he'd produced 2 previous Chelsea albums and for us having the Sex Pistols producer on board was a bonus. Re-release? the things you find out eh ! We didn't know TG had been re-released but it's about time, fans have been writing to us for years asking where they can get a copy. It was released on the Wesser Label in Germany. In the band’s live set, do you prefer to include the classics and a healthy dose of new songs or do want to focus on newer material? What can audiences expect? It's sometimes difficult choosing what songs we're gonna play live especially at festivals where you only get a 40 minute set. We play all the classic Chelsea anthems mixed in with a few of the newer tracks. In the 90's we played a 90 minute set which is just enough for a healthy mixture, expect a heart on the sleeve attack of real punk rock. Over the years, the band has received more recognition than ever before, how would each band member like to be remembered in the world of punk, and how long will Chelsea last? Nic - inventors of power pop punk Mat- punk rock commando Gene - lead singer of Chelsea, spearheading the punk generation James - great guitarist and performer in "72% of all known bands" Any final words for our readers from the band? Thanx to you guys for supporting Chelsea's punk rock quest over the years, keep the faith and we hope to see y'all very soon! Our website; we're also on Facebook

Fear & Loathing LB, September 2013  

September 2013 edition of Southern California’s notorious online zine. Razorblade perspective and obsessive coverage of underground art and...