by Sarah Carter
Up and coming indie rock duo CHAMPS are to release their latest single White Satellite on June 16, following the release of their debut Down Like Gold on label Play It Again Sam. Having already acquired an array of positive nods from critics throughout the industry, CHAMPS are building momentum and White Satellite promises propel them further forward with ease.
Brothers Michael and David Champion make up the entirety of CHAMPS; two musicians from the tiniest of villages on the Isle of Wight. They take seaside indie-folk to a new and curious level with a sound that is infectious and contemporary, whilst paying homage to their self-confessed influence from The Beatles.
Their uncommon and icy vocals make for a soothing experience and the dominating drums of White Satellite are sure to make you drum along unconsciously. The almost hypnotising melody is captivating and it’s no wonder that this duo is making itself known in today’s industry.
Far from the humdrum monotony of indie, CHAMPS have produced something that is highly accessible, but not quite on the cusp of innovation. With a little push and the experience that will come with time, they have the potential to push boundaries and grow in this ever-changing industry.
CHAMPS are currently gearing up for a huge summer tour, including several festival appearances. Catch them on the dates below, and be sure to download White Satellite on June 16.
May 10th Brighton, The Great Escape (@ The Blind Tiger)
May 16th Stockholm, Scandic Grand Central
May 22nd Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique
May 23rd Manchester Dot To Dot Festival
May 24th Bristol Dot To Dot Festival
May 25th Nottingham Dot To Dot Festival
May 31st Costa Acoustic Nights
Jun 1st Cheltenham, Wychwood Festival
Jun 10th London, The Social
Jun 28th Eindhoven, Naked Song Festival
July 18th Isle of Wight, Rhythm Tree Festival
July 26th Huntingdon, Secret Garden Party
Aug 1st Kendal, Kendal Calling
Aug 9th Germany, Haldern Pop Festival
Aug 29th Bingley, Bingley Live