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Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, California, United States
Band Rock Avant-garde


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The best kept secret in music


"SF Weekly"

Chambers played second, and sounded about one positive Pitchfork review away from a national following. Gareth Phillip Nicholas is a born frontman, letting a humanistic passion shine through his heavily-processed vocal sound and the group’s electronic experimentalism. With five people and about four million drums and digital whatchamacallits on stage, Chambers at times evoked the abstract textures of Liars, while also venturing into dance-y, disco, dream-pop, and even distorted rage. - SF Weekly


Chambers opened the night at Cafe du Nord this past Sunday, launching the crowd into deep space with synthesizer and guitar layers that encompassed reverberated, cavernous vocals. Appropriately, singer Gareth Lloyd moonwalked his way through parts of the show. His vocals careened over the shifting rhythms of drumming played by three members of the band throughout the set, adding a great
spacious feeling to their sound. It was refreshing to see the confidence of Chambers’ female guitarist and bass player as they deftly worked through the rapid transitions of the songs. Sarah Melfy’s performance on guitar, drums and keyboard was particularly bright in its timely melodies and counter rhythms.
Listening feels like: Major Tom took you out on a date to the arcade
and you finally beat him at Star Ship
(in a dim arcade room, minimalist electronics, sharing beers and the
ebullience of winning). -


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In the wake of their former band's break-up, Gareth Phillip Nicholas and Adam Beck began a new project, Chambers, to explore their more unusual interests - such as outer space, handmade electronics, ambient soundscapes and ancient civilizations - that they were unable to accomplish within the traditional guitar, bass, drums format. Assembling a montage of keyboards, Kaoss Pads, samplers, spare drums, self-made effects and circuit bent Casio's, they enlisted the help of Dawn Hillis, Jeremy Sullivan and Sarah Melfy in order to create songs crossing genres they had never previously explored. With band member resumes referencing Bay Area heavyweights like Death of a Party (Double Negative), The Holy Kiss (GSL), Red Voice Choir (Hungry Eye), Make Me, The Lovemakers (Interscope) and The Parties (Rainbow Quartz), they have positioned themselves deep within the Bay Area's scattered music scene. Considering themselves equally musicians and sound designers, the timbre of their music has inspired them to combine multiple diverse genres, ranging all the way from trashy math-rock to dreamy ambient pop and retro-futuristic disco, while keeping a heavy rhythmic and melodic core to ground them in a unified direction.