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CHAY SNOWDON ‘TOUGH GUYS DIE FIRST’


‘Tough Guys Die First’ is the new indie-rock banger from Plymouth-based quartet Chay Snowdon. Taken from the band’s highly anticipated debut EP ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’, the song is a fast paced, punchy ode to the bad guys of Hollywood cinema. Having spent his early years living in the Almeria province of Southern Spain, a hub for the filming of classic Spaghetti Westerns, Chay developed a love for the seminal films of this genre and became fascinated by the stereotypical ‘bad guy’ characters. ‘Tough Guys Die First’ explores the persistence of the bad guy, even when they know they’ll get what’s coming to them in the end!

The band features the anthemic riffs of Jack Hawkins on lead guitar; the thick and simplistic bass lines of George Roach; the strong, powerful drumming sections of Luke Westwood, which, when put together, provide a sublime wall of sound for Chay Snowdon to add his chugging rhythm guitar and uniquely powerful vocals. The EP was recorded at Cornwall’s Sawmill Studios and produced by John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, Razorlight).


The band’s last single, ‘What The Kids Want’, received repeat national and international radio plays from the likes of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, The New Rock Show on Planet Rock Radio and SiriusXM. The official music video for the song had its premiere aired via Music Crowns. The band have received regular support from BBC Introducing in the South West and were also invited to perform a live session for BBC Introducing in the West: “He has always been a great song writer and now he is making his songs sound absolutely fabulous I’m very proud to get him into the white room” Sam Bonham, BBC Introducing in the West.

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