“a quarter-hour of big, inventive pop” – Forbes “Chela’s approach to music is multi-layered and futuristic” – Acclaim Mag
“…high-shine synth-pop that showcases a propensity for hook writing and a killer ear for twisted, glassy sounds.” – FADER
“..a complex and desperate piece of pop music, and really I can’t wait to hear more from her” – NPR
“Capturing a chilly electronica in the vein of Swedish maestros The Knife.” – The Line of Best Fit
In an age of instant gratification, the best deliveries still remain those that are personal, have traveled a long way and are one of a kind. – Chela’s Delivery EP is just that.
Out today alongside lead single of the same name, Chela’s Delivery EP is a four track collection detailing a transient journey of discovery. “These songs have seen me over many places in the world, and in a sense, as I traveled solo over country borders, they were my only companions, changing in sound as I changed too,” she says. Recorded and written in Melbourne, NYC, LA and Perth in collaboration w Styalz Fuego, LeBruce, Andrew Lappin and produced by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Bat for Lashes) in the UK, Delivery is a neatly wrapped, powerful glittery pop package.
First single and video for ‘Losing Belief’ premiered via FADER in June and offers a glimmer of hope, which Chela explains as “a mantra for those who lose belief in anything and need to be reminded that their own power is all they really need”. Follow up ‘Heart O’ Hearts’ released in August, premiered via triple j and VMAGAZINE and is an ode to inner conflict and quieting down the dark side of yourself. Final single ‘Delivery’ serves as a love letter to an imaginary future lover and serves as the EP’s optimistic opening.
Recently passing over 20 million streams across her catalogue, Chela’s releases have seen her perform for huge audiences at festivals like SXSW and Coachella. With collaborative credits alongside the likes of Banoffee, Paces, Goldroom, Clubfeet and more, Chela has received amazing support from FADER, NPR, Purple Sneakers, FBi Radio and Noisey.
Chela is currently on the road across Australia in support of Client Liaison’s ‘The Real Thing’ tour. She then returns to the stage as main support for New York pop purveyor Gus Dapperton in December.
With upcoming live dates and a clear creative vision, Chela reminds us that true authenticity is born from a real, blood-pumping heart.
Chela’s Delivery EP and single ‘Delivery’ are both out now.
(via Minerva Music)Tracklist:
2. Heart O’ Hearts
3. Spirit Rich
4. Losing Belief
SUPPORTING CLIENT LIAISON
FRI 1 NOV | DUNSBOROUGH TAVERN, WA
SAT 2 NOV | METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE, WA
THU 7 NOV | THE WHARF TAVERN, MOOLOOLABA, QLD
FRI 8 NOV | KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL, KINGSCLIFF, NSW
SAT 9 NOV | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD
SUPPORTING GUS DAPPERTON
WED 4 DEC | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY, NSW
THU 5 DEC | THE ZOO, BRISBANE, QLD
FRI 6 DEC | HOWLER, MELBOURNE, VIC (SOLD OUT)