Hi-DiveDenver based buzz band All Chiefs is an independent group on the heels of their second EP, Fashion Forward. The dynamic modern rock five piece of Mic Carroll (lead vocals) Justen Howard (guitar, keys, vocals) Connor Brown (bass) Ben Batchelor (drums) and Zack Dare (guitar, keys, vocals) has already been hailed by The Grateful Web as "An indie rock-star super group."
The band formed in 2013 when Howard (formerly of UK darlings Empire of Lights) arrived in Denver looking to hitch his wagon onto the budding music scene, and met Carroll and Batchelor (formerly of Boulder sensations Tommy & the Tangerines) who were looking for a fresh sound. The addition of Brown and Dare came naturally as the band wanted to capture a huge, ambient sound while maintaining rock and pop sensibilities. Their vision is realized in their recorded work, as well as their memorable live shows.
“We’re having so much fun and we want everyone who comes to see us to have fun too!” acknowledges Howard. "It’s about sharing our passions, ideas, and experiences with our audience, and the best way there is music. This song, this note, this lyric. A shared understanding of something super duper awesome." continues Carroll.
Bolderbeat.com wrote, "All Chiefs are so worth seeing live. They’re a fun, dancey rock band whose songs easily stick with you. Their music is heartfelt, and that’s evidenced best when you get to watch them bop and groove onstage, instruments in hand."
Wherever it comes from, All Chiefs provide a fresh take on contemporary rock ‘n’ roll that has proven appeal. Marquee Magazine says of the EP Fashion Forward, "[All Chiefs] have gelled into a powerful modern rock project. The quintet gets dancey, droney, and gentle at times, and thrives the most when Carroll is allowed to showcase his incredibly strong vocals."
All Chiefs released their second official music video for their most recent single, "Pusher." - a high energy rock song, hinted with 80's nostalgia speaking to the isolating nature of addiction. The attention and acclaim of the "Pusher" music video, due to its unique concept and raw presentation, assisted the successful release of Fashion Forward.
"We want people to feel something they've never felt before," concluded Brown. "We want them to have their mind blown while feeling like they've been listening to us their whole life."