With their powerful and impressive debut album, Death Lust, Chastity firmly established themselves with a potent and pertinent urgency. Offering visceral punk that ranges from heavy, hardcore ferocity to soaring, pop-inspired melodies, their imminently released sophomore record Home Made Satan sees the Ontario band sonically lean towards more pop sensibilities whilst sustaining their innately visceral urgency. Ahead of tomorrow’s release, we caught up with Chastity to get to know a little more about them.
On Home Made Satan, frontperson Brandon Williams seeks to capture often underrepresented voices and the record sees Chastity further their reputation for crafting radical, passionate anthems for the voiceless. Vitally emotional and political, the record, and the band itself, fully embody a truly DIY punk ethos. Their single ‘The Girls I Know Don’t Think So’ is inspired by Marxist revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai, on which Williams astutely expresses “She was way ahead of her time. She fought for women’s equality in the workforce, universal maternity care and women’s advancement in education. She won. In 1920, Soviet Russia was the first country in the world to make abortion legal under women’s request. Homosexuality was decriminalized, sex work too. This was 100 years ago, it’s fucked how long it’s taken the rest of the world. Alexandra Kollontai helped to change the lives of millions of people. There may be voices similar to hers out there today. Are we listening?”.