Lead singer of Chase Atlantic, Mitchel Cave, says growth is one of the key pieces to making a band important, and Chase Atlantic is on its way.
“I think the most important thing as an artist is progression,” he says. “People listen to an artist but get upset when they change, but people get upset when they don’t change or sound the same. Chase Atlantic and the sounds are so much more diverse and different. We have changed our sound, but it still sounds the same.”
Chase Atlantic releases its second album, “Phases,” June 28 and will give it a sneak preview the night before at the Crescent Ballroom.
“I don’t even know what to expect,” Cave says. “The production is going to be insane, the energy is going to be there. We’ve put together a whole new set list and there’s a big contrast in music. It’s going to be an absolute rager and there are going to be moments of crying.
“I want our fans to take with them a good state of mind. I want a lot of dopamine and serotonin flowing through their brains. I want them to think they saw a band they really like, and we didn’t let them down.”
The band was formed by brothers Mitchel and Clinton Cave and their best friend Christian Anthony in 2014 in Northeast Australia. They were classically trained musicians and singers who experimented with beats and qualities they pulled from their favorite genres. That led to its edgy electro-rock sound.
Chase Atlantic took off after its single “Friends” caught the attention of Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, who then signed the band to their LA-based music company, MDDN, in 2016.
After releasing two EPs and its self-titled album in 2017, the group began headlining concerts around the world and landed slots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Reading, Leeds, and the Vans Warped Tour.
Despite the success, Cave says the most important thing for them is creation. “I can’t imagine life without creating art. We play notes and create sounds for the fun of it. It’s so rewarding, you’re nice and comfy and you get lost for hours. It’s something you want to do. You don’t have to, you want to.”
The trio felt this way when creating “Phases.” The sound of the first few songs excited them. “In terms of enjoying making music, the more carefree you are with it, it’s better. The more organic the better,” he says.
“‘Green Green Green’ (a song on EP ‘Don’t Try This’), that was so much fun to make because I wasn’t even thinking about it. I was free as a bird. You try to push a song, you start to resent it because it didn’t feel organic,” Cave says.
“The themes we are talking about in our EP were quite dark. It was an honest EP. The themes in ‘Phases’ share the same correlation in terms of honesty, it’s more about the things in life that have value.”
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, crescentphx.com, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, $18.