Wednesday 14 June, 8pm
Formed in the summer of 2014, drummer Eleanor Churchill and guitarist/vocalist Aeris Houlihan were both already playing in another band together at the time. Finding a distinct lack of fellow musicians that she was drawn to on her Leeds College of Music course, Churchill finally realised that the answer to starting her dream band was right in front of her the whole time.
The band are racking up an impressive list of support slots in their home county and have so far played with the likes of Black Honey, The Mirror Trap, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Heck and Clean Cut Kid; a list that’s almost as varied as their own many-faceted influences.
Citing the likes of Nirvana, The Pixies, Kendrick Lamar, Reggie Snow, Deap Valley, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pulled Apart by Horses and Interpol, their taste is nothing if not eclectic. The pair are also big horror film fans which they feel is where their darker, doom-influenced material stems from.
The name Chambers is in itself a reflection of their desire to peek inside Pandora’s Box. When you think of a chamber it makes you wonder: what’s inside? What does it look like? What’s it for? Everyone has their own Chambers, full of weird and wonderful thoughts and emotions. It’s this sense of mystery inside the self that lends itself to the pair’s dark themes, bursting as they are with a raw and hopeful energy.
“The concept of sister-doom is like a spirit that drives us to do what we do."