Get lost in the sound of Chase Atlantic at The NorVa
Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor
Chase Atlantic, the three-piece group of consisting of two brothers and one dedicated friend, began their musical journey in their teens in Australia. They appealed to the masses with their blissful mix of alternative, dark pop with rock, and occasionally R&B. After gaining a massive online following, Chase Atlantic quickly gained the attention of record labels, and finally signed with Warner Brothers Records in 2015.
The success of their differing sound allowed them to tour around Australia, and eventually the world. The popularity of their melodic music became more apparent after coming to the U.S. and releasing a couple of self-titled albums that were massively successful. Lately, they’ve been on tour around the United States and Canada with pop star LIGHTS and DJ DCF.
It was apparent who fans were extremely eager to see when lines began forming outside The NorVa on Feb. 23. Usually, the opening acts aren’t exactly what the fans come to see at a concert, but there were just as many people sporting Chase Atlantic shirts as there were LIGHTS’ shirts. The crowd was buzzing as soon as DJ DCF left the stage, knowing that Chase Atlantic would be up next and eagerly waited for the three-piece act to take the stage.
As soon as the lights dimmed and the photographers took their place at the front, ears went numb to the sound of screams echoing throughout the music hall. Mitchel Cave, the lead singer of the group, burst onto the stage with his energetic, charismatic dancing while his brother, Christian Anthony, electrified the crowd on the guitar. They opened up their act with a popular hit from their newest self-titled album, “Swim,” that they just dropped a music video for the day before. With the crowd singing and the girls screaming at the stage, the intense addictive vibe spread through the hall with each song performed.
After performing some of their most popular hits from their latest album, Chase Atlantic ended their set with “Into It,” from part one of their first self-titled album. The saxophone in the background really shined towards the end of the song, highlighting one the best and more unique sounds to come from an alternative pop-rock group and separating them from the rest. Red lights illuminated the three of them as the crowd went wild for more of the group.
Chase Atlantic’s self-titled album is available now.