Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! are a French post-hardcore band who formed in 2008 in Paris. The band was founded by Bertrand Poncet, Jonathan Donnaes, Mathias Rigal, Paul Wilson and Éric Poncet. The bands name is derived from the movie The Goonies. The band has released one studio album, Something for Nothing in 2010 and a self-titled extended play in 2008.
Formation and Debut Album (2008 - 2010)EditNamed after the ’80s classic adventure movie, “The Goonies”, French pop punkers of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! combine the energy of punk, the catchiness of pop, and the crushing assault of hardcore into a power party sound. Since forming in 2007 in Paris, they have created grin-inducing, infectious music, winning them friends and fans all over the world. In 2008, shortly after forming, the band recorded their self-titled extended play, featuring several tracks, including Milf which would later be re-recorded for their debut album Something for Nothing which was released on November 1, 2010.
Signing to Fearless Records and Rerelease (2011 - present)Edit
After signing to Fearless Records with a global deal in 2011 they re-released their debut album Something for Nothing on July 19, 2012. The re-release featured a brand new album artwork and a different track listing, replacing "Milf" and "Alex Kidd in Miracle World" with the bonus track "Make Them Believe". To coincide with the re-release the band released a music video for "Captain Blood".On October 2011 the band joined The Artery Foundation's European "Across the Nation" tour headlined by Miss May I. This is the first time the band has performed in the United Kingdom. The tour was well received including the band, said to have featured "a downright bizarre and eclectic lineup". In December the band went back to the United States Fearless Friends Tour, a tour which exclusively features bands from the Fearless Records' roster with Blessthefall, The Word Alive, Motionless in White, and Tonight Alive. In November 2011 the band contributed a cover of Kesha's single "We R Who We R" on Punk Goes Pop 4 as part of the Punk Goes.... cover album series which was released internationally on 21 November 2011. In 2012 Captain Chunk! tour schedule in the United States expanded rapidly, supporting Attack Attack! in late January and February 2012 as part of their on going This Means War album support. Through-out March and April the band also supported deathcore band Chelsea Grin on their debut headline tour "The Sick Tour". The band also was announced for Vans Warped Tour 2012 line-up, the band toured for the entire festival and played on the Ernie Ball Stage. With their performances as part of the Warped Tour the band contributed the single In Friends We Trust to the Warped Tour 2012 Tour compilation album. During their performances on the Warped Tour the band performed new songs. The band also was the main support for Woe, Is Me on their Talk Your [S]#?! Tour across November and December.
After circulating rumours about the band's presence at the Australian 2013 Soundwave festival they were confirmed on 8 August 2012 for the festival, performing at all 5 dates in: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Untitled Sophomore Album (2013 - present)Edit
On January 10, 2013 the band announced they are in the studio working on their follow-up to Something for Nothing with Joey Sturgis with a release scheduled for this year.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is defined by their pop punk sound which is contrasted by their "heavy metal alter ego" and their "growling hardcore". The band fuses the up-beat melodies of pop punk with aggressive breakdowns and lower guitar tunings like Drop Bb to give their music a much heavier sound. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! has been noted by various critics as fusing pop punk, melodic hardcore and metalcore. An electric blend of styles known as easycore or popcore, a style which was pioneered by A Day to Remember and Four Year Strong, bands whom reviewers have made stark comparisons with.
- Bertrand Poncet - lead vocals and keyboards (2008 - present)
- Éric Poncet - lead guitar (2008 - present)
- Mathias Rigal - bass guitar (2008 - present)
- Paul Wilson - rhythm guitar (2008 - present)
- Jonathan Donnaes - drums (2008 - present)
- Something for Nothing (InVogue Records, November 1, 2010)
- Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! (Self-Released, 2008)