The Ninth Chapter possess a powerful ability to groove. Layering elements of funk, blues and folk, the Australian six-piece revel in exciting songwriting that takes listeners on a diverse musical journey. With over a decade of touring and three EPs to their name, the band will be unveiling their first full-length record in 2019.
Pairing its heavy groove and thumping horns with lyrical themes of pushing forwards into the unknown, What's Going To Happen Next is definitive of where The Ninth Chapter's musical evolution has taken them. Led by Jaz Munro’s bluesy vocals and slinky guitar, What's Going To Happen Next is a showcase of The Ninth Chapter's dynamic sound: the driving rhythm section of bassist Daniel Bowland and drummer Zac Page, the expansive percussion of Glen McClymont, and the richly layered horn section of Dillon Carlsson and Tom Hilliar.
With those key elements, The Ninth Chapter sculpt a vast landscape of sounds, moods and tempos. With its members scattered across Australia's beautiful north east coast, The Ninth Chapter perfectly encapsulate the laid-back lifestyle of Australian beach culture. Recorded by Geoff Wright at Lucky Boy Analogue studios in Byron Bay, the forthcoming self-titled album presents the band in all their glory – from the broad spectrum of genres they span, to their irrepressible live energy. It is a true reflection of their journey thus far.