Chapter Street by Alex Brenchley
Release Date: Friday 20th May 2022
Edited highlights from 'Chapter Street'
About Chapter Street
Chapter Street is the latest album by artist & musician Alex Brenchley.
The making of Chapter Street has proven to be an unexpected test of stamina, having been stalled not just by Covid but by Alex's diagnosis with bowel cancer in early 2021.
But a year of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy hasn’t stopped Alex Brenchley from creating an album of short, perfectly formed alternative acoustic folk with influences ranging from The Durutti Column to The Go-Betweens and Ivor Cutler.
Tracks include ‘Carnival’, a sideways look at contemporary life, ‘Speaker’s Corner’, an ode to not being over-burdened by the past, and ‘This Ruinous Life’, a straight-up folk song with a double meaning about London’s love-hate relationship with its inhabitants, and an imagined fear of retirement.
About Alex Brenchley
Alex Brenchley is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on poetry and humour (also a published cartoonist, his ‘This England’ cartoons have run in every New Statesman magazine since 2017). Having created art and music performances for the likes of Barbican Art Centre and the Victoria & Albert Museum, Alex Brenchley now fuses his humour, art and music together in one place. He has opened for Tom Rosenthal (a long-term collaborator) and gone on to win the Mayor of London’s ‘CirKT’ award for emerging talent, presented by BBC6’s own Amy Lamé. You might even forget he is also the guy behind the visuals of Noah and the Whale’s first album and singles.