During their career, the Chromatics have undergone many changes, including line-up changes and genre changes. However, all of their changes paid off and the Chromatics have achieved great success, with many of their tracks featuring in popular TV shows and movies. The Chromatics have even featured in a Chanel fashion show. To discover everything that you need to know about the Chromatics simply continue reading.
Everything that you need to know about the Chromatics:
They were founded in 2001:
The Chromatics were founded in Portland, Oregon in 2001. The original members were Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, Nat Walker, and Johnny Jewel. At their inception, the Chromatics focused on releasing grungy, punk-influenced electronic music.
By 2007 only one original member of the band remained:
In 2007, when the Chromatics signed a contract with the label Italians Do It Better, there was only one original member left. Guitarist Adam Miller. Between 2001 and 2007 a wide variety of members transitioned in and out of the Chromatics. One major change which occurred after the Chromatics signed with Italians Do It Better is that they started producing electronic music which featured a noticeable Italian disco influence.
Night Drive Chromatics was incredibly successful:
The first studio album which the Chromatics released under their new label Italians Do it Better was named Night Drive and was a huge success. As well as releasing original tracks, Night Drive also featured a cover of the Kate Bush track Running Up That Hill. Three of the tracks on Night Drive were instrumentals, which made perfect dance tracks.
While the original CD offered 10 tracks, a deluxe album was also released which featured 5 additional tracks. One of which, Circle Sun, received high praise from music journalists.
Tick of the Clocks features in two films Drive and Taken 2:
On the 11th of September, the film Drive was released which contained Tick of the Clocks, which is one of the Chromatics, most successful tracks to date. In October 2012, the same track was used in the action-packed movie Taken 2, which featured Liam Neeson.
Kill For Love features in two TV shows:
Five years after it was first released as part of the Night Drive album, Kill For Leave found a brand new lease on life and featured in two TV shows, Gossip Girl and Bates Motel.
Into the Black is featured in a wide variety of popular shows:
Soon after the Chromatics cover of Into the Black, which was originally a Neil Diamond track, featured in five popular TV shows. Mr. Robot, the 100, Revenge, Riverdale, and 13 Reasons Why.
The Chromatics were invited to play at the Chanel Spring Summer Show in 2013:
In 2013 designer Karl Largerfield invited the Chromatics to provide live music for his Chanel Spring Summer Show. The band were positioned directly above the runway and were a key feature of the show.
So if you love electronic music, it’s well worth following the career of the Chromatics as they are likely to continue producing hit tracks that will feature on a variety of TV shows and movies.