Australia's Chase Atlantic make sensuous pop that straddles the line between emo-electronic, soundcloud rap, and contemporary R&B. The trio first emerged with their viral 2014 single "Friends" off the Nostalgia EP. Building on that buzz, they signed to Warner Bros. and issued their full-length debut, 2017's eponymous Chase Atlantic.
Raised in Cairns, Australia, brothers Mitchel and Clinton Cave grew up studying jazz and classical music. While still in his teens, Mitchel Cave joined the boyband What About Tonight where he first met singer/guitarist Christian Anthony. The group had a brief moment in the spotlight competing on The X Factor Australia, but ultimately broke-up. Over the next few years, the Cave brothers kept making music, releasing tracks via their YouTube channel before reconnecting with Anthony and forming Chase Atlantic in 2011. The trio began reworking their sound, mixing elements of contemporary hip-hop and trap production with hooky pop and emo-rock influences. In 2014, they issued the Dalliance EP, which was followed by 2015's Nostalgia, the latter-of-which included the viral hit "Friends." The success of these early releases caught the attention of Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden who signed Chase Atlantic to their MDDN development company. The band then signed with Warner Bros. and issued three EP's, all of which lead up to the release of their 2017 self-titled debut. Tours followed in the United States and Australia, as did a slot on the 2018 Warped Tour. In 2019, they issued their sophomore album, Phases, which included the singles "Her" and "Love Is (Not) Easy." ~ Matt Collar