When I saw the punk stalwarts known as Chelsea perform live at the Prince Albert in Brighton a couple of years ago, one of my mates who was there with me enjoyed the Chelsea set so much that he honestly physically cried with joy! I had never seen my mate cry before in all the thirty odd years that I have known him. He did this in front of me and Chelsea’s drummer. Suffice to say, he was a tad surprised but extremely pleased that his bands music had that effect on someone.
Bringing us right up to date, Chelsea have announced that they are playing the Prince Albert again on Friday 13th July in support of their latest 15 track album ‘Mission Impossible’. The new tuneful punk album has been favourably received around these here parts. It draws inevitable comparisons to the UK Subs and The Buzzcocks and yet it’s typical Chelsea style. It’s rather refreshing to hear an album of new material from a band that has been on the scene for almost 42 years! They are certainly showing no signs of slowing down (except on‘ Sand Of Time’) with their quality of output.
I mean, recently at a Peter & The Test Tube Babies gig, frontman Peter Bywaters was sporting his ‘The Hunt For Gene October’ t-shirt in homage/mickey take to Chelsea’s singer. Somehow, I can’t see Gene wearing a t-shirt saying ‘Peacehaven Wild Kids’ can you?
Still undecided whether to go to see Chelsea play live? Then read our report on their April 2017 Prince Albert gig http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2017/05/02/1919-chelsea-champions/
For details of the Chelsea concert taking place at the Prince Albert in Brighton on Friday 13th July, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/181480435775146/
You can order the latest Chelsea album ‘Mission Impossible’ here: http://www.westworldrecordings.co.uk/index.php/2017/10/30/mission-impossible-out-now/ and further details on this iconic punk band can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaPunkbandOfficial/