THE CHORDS ARE BACK!

 The Chords Return. New Single & Tour. August 2010. Press Release.  The Chords - legendary mod-rockers hailing from the post-punk era of 1979-81 - are returning to the live circuit for the first time in 30 years. There will also be a single released in August - the first new material from the band since 1981. Their most famous song, "Maybe Tomorrow", featured on the recent number one album "Mod Mania".    The Chords came to prominence during the Mod revival of 1979, and enjoyed considerable chart success in the early eighties with 5 singles on Polydor hitting the charts, and a top 30 album, the acclaimed "So Far Away". There were also appearances on Top Of The Pops, nationwide tours, and gigs alongside The Undertones, The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers.   They split up in 1981, since when there have been numerous compilations, best-of's and live albums released, and a few one-off gigs with various line-ups. Chris Pope and Buddy Ascott have also forged a new reputation with the band "Pope", with two critically acclaimed albums and gigs across the country. http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecompope <http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecompope>     Now the original Chords line-up is back - Billy Hassett (vcls/gtr), Chris Pope (gtr/vcls), Martin Mason (bass/vcls) and Brett "Buddy" Ascott (drums). The tour starts on August 19th in Glasgow and continues for two weeks across the UK , including a major London showcase. See dates below. The single, a Chris Pope composition called "Another Thing Coming", will be released on Aspop Records (through Code 7/Plastic Head) on August 9th.   The band are available for interviews and promos, please contact Henry Royal on 07828023529. Email: the_chords@btinternet.com <mailto:the_chords@btinternet.com> http://www.myspace.com/thechordsuk <http://www.myspace.com/thechordsuk> http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecompope <http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecompope>   August 2010 19th -  Glasgow - Ivory Blacks 20th - Luton - Charlie Browns 21st - London - Relentless Garage 22nd - Southampton - TBC 24th - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms 25th - Wolverhampton - Robin 2 26th - Sheffield - The Leadmill 27th -  Brighton - Coalition 28th - Ryde, Isle Of Wight - Balcony Bar 29th - Bristol - Thekla   
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