Indie-pop band Chackie Jam - winner of Studio Brussel's De Nieuwe Lichting 2018 - has already released two EPs: "Hot Chicks & Douchebags" in 2018 and "Tell Me" in 2022. Thanks to the interest shown by various national radio stations in the singles "Hachi", "Shotokan", "Don't Dance", and "It Doesn't Matter", several years of extensive live shows followed.
At the beginning of 2021, they changed their live approach. Computers were removed from the live setup and they expanded to a live band. Resulting in a much more organic sound. This influenced their writing proces for newer songs.
In September 2022, the band recorded a debut album with this new sound. Instead of going to the studio, they organized three live sessions with an audience at the Blikfabriek in Antwerp. With a band of 10 talented musicians (who had already made their mark elsewhere), Chackie Jam rehearsed the entire week in a very amicable atmosphere that is also apparent in the album. De Blikfabriek is indeed an inspiring location, a hive of creative and entrepreneurial souls.
The band did everything themselves, with everyone contributing to the production in their own way, from general organisation and technical aspects to catering and audience reception. A unique independent endeavour.
"Emmène-moi · The Live Album"
is out now on all platforms.