Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rockwired Radio Profiles #564 - Chainflower

You don't get more decadent than the LA rock scene with it's flare for the dramatic power chord and in some cases some serious eyeliner. For years guitarist KELLY WHEELER has been entrenched in the scene starting out in a band with PERRY FARRELL called PSI COM. When FARRELL moved onto for JANES ADDICTION, WHEELER kept busy in the scene and eventually founded his band SEXTAPES with lead singer CHRIS PITTMAN (who was also a member of AXL ROSE's "GUNS & ROSES" during the the release and the promotion of CHINESE DEMOCRACY.) With SEXTAPES on a bit of hiatus WHEELER was on the verge of launching a new band but finding the right frontman proved elusive. Sometimes it takes a woman to do a man's job. Singer ERIKA RENEE auditioned for WHEELER and the rest was history. Well not quite - but a new band nicked CHAINFLOWER has been formed and their self-titled, two-song debut EP effin' rocks. The band's SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES meets LED ZEPPELIN approach is evident. on the songs THE FEVER and DISSOLVE IN THE SKY and ERIKA RENEE's  growl  sends the material soaring.  

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