The reimagined rendition from London Alternative Rock band Chapter & Verse is quite something.
Chapter And Verse have released a live stripped-back video for their latest single Ink. The performance was filmed ahead of the quartet’s sold-out show at The Black Heart in London last month, in front of select fans who form part of the band’s following, known as The New Breed.
“Ink is about feeling disillusioned with adulthood and the dangers that lie in obsessing over self-improvement,” says frontman Josh Carter. “The song is unlike anything we’ve done before and we’ve been really embracing the evolution of what we do. Chapter And Verse has become a vessel for us to properly embrace life and for us this song serves as a reminder that focusing only on how to be happy can actually give you the opposite outcome.”
Becoming the best version of yourself can be a long and complicated road, but Chapter And Verse have been patiently taking their time. Their reputation has seen them quickly reach the dizzying heights of the 2000trees Main Stage, garner much coveted tour supports for Dream State, Courage My Love and Hellions, turn heads at the Radio 1 Rock Show and Kerrang! Radio, and even gain Metallica’s Lars Ulrich as a member of what Chapter And Verse call ‘The New Breed’.
Having released two songs in two years, this band’s abilities are far from being fully understood. Magazines is an honest reflection on the emotional aftermath of the near-loss of a friend and A Devil in Blue is an open apology to a loved one, but it’s their new single Ink that now has everybody talking.
Chapter And Verse will conclude a successful 2018 with some live dates:
01 December – Bristol, Bopfest (w/ Palm Reader & ACODA)
13 December – Frome, Cheese & Grain (w/ Skindred)
18 December – London, Boston Music Room (w/ Bad Sign)