CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! and their DNA-distinct blend of “easycore” are back and not a moment too soon.

The Parisian band have today released the video for the anthemic title track from their upcoming fourth album Gone Are The Good Days, out July 30 on Fearless Records.The video features the band in performance mode, Sheriff Woody from Toy Story, and a love story told through old school media such as VHS tapes and cassettes.

“Chunk is back — FINALLY,” says Bertrand Poncet. “Our last album came out six years ago. Since then, we’ve grown so much as individuals and as a band. We have had a lot more life experience, as humans and as musicians, to draw from. In addition to producing this record ourselves, we experimented with our songwriting approach and have tried new things that we cannot wait for you to hear. Don’t worry. It still has all the old Chunk feels that you know and love — with a fresh new sound that will knock you off your feet.”

Because of the pandemic, the writing process for Gone Are The Good Days happened remotely: Bert and Bastien handled most of that initial work, then swapped files with their bandmates, who were scattered in other areas. The members of Chunk! were able to connect in person for a short stint at Alias in January 2021 — the first time they’d all been in the same room for the last four years. Making Gone Are The Good Days was a redemption in numerous ways. “The album was a way for us to turn the 2020 bullshit into a better mindset,” Bert says. “To give us a better future.”

Chunk pulled off a magic trick with their long-awaited fourth LP: staying true to their pop punk path, while finding brand new avenues to travel down.

Gone Are The Good Days – Track Listing
1) Bitter
2) Drift Away
3) Gone Are The Good Days
4) Marigold
5) Made For More
6) True Colors
7) Good Luck
8) Complete You
9) Blame It On This Song
10) Painkillers
11) Tongue Tied
12) Fin.

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is:
Bertrand Poncet – Vocals
Eric Poncet – Guitar
Paul Cordebard – Guitar
Mathias Rigal – Bass
Bastien Lafaye – Drums

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