Tough Guys Die First (press release)

“As a live performer, Snowdon is electrifying, he’s completely and utterly brilliant to watch. Every note is hit, and every opportunity to thrash around the stage like a man possessed is welcomed with open arms – to us, there’s not much more you could ask from a frontman” One On One Music

“Powerful, smokey vocals that resemble the bluesyness of Kings Of Leon are the highlight of the song, along with anthemic guitar riffs and powerful drumming. We are hooked!” The Girls At The Rock Show

“If you have listened to all Chay’s songs, you know how unique and strong he sounds. He is the Elvis of  the 21st century” Teri Morris, Music Matters

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TOUGH GUYS DIE FIRST

Having spent his early years living in the Almeria province of Southern Spain, a hub for the filming of classic Spaghetti Westerns, Chay developed a love for classic films and became fascinated by the stereotypical ‘bad guy’ characters. ‘Tough Guys Die First’ explores the persistence of the bad guy, even when they know they’ll get what’s coming to them in the end. The song is inspired by the classics, but based around a more current premise. “I’ve always loved a good old Classic Movie, its something that has always been a catalyst of inspiration for me, but I feel its really come into its own in this tune”. ‘Tough Guys Die First’ is a fast paced, punchy ode to the bad guys. With rolling bass riffs, crashing drums, shrieking guitars and powerful vocals.

CAREER HIGHS
• Two UK tours with several sell out shows
• Repeat plays from Steve Lamacq BBC6 Music, Planet Rock Radio (playlisted), Sirius XM, Amazing Radio, Rock Rage Radio
• Invited to play Boardmasters, Y Not Festival, Dot To Dot Festival, 2000 Trees, Chagstock, Looe Music Festival
• Supported The Sherlocks, Jordan Allen, The Snuts, Hunter and The Bear, Glass Caves, Red Faces and Vant • Recorded upcoming EP with John Cornfield (Supergrass, Muse, Razorlight etc.)
• Performed live sessions for BBC Introducing in the West and BBC Introducing in Devon

BIO.

“Take four suave young gentlemen. Now, add in a set of flashy shirts and skinny jeans, and throw in a pinch of hairspray. Then, arm them with guitars, dollop on a shedload of reach-for-the-skies choruses, and sprinkle on enough attitude to put Gallagher to shame, and what do you get?…The answer, it seems, is Chay Snowdon.” One On One Music Magazine

Chay Snowdon are an Indie Rock fourpiece based in Bristol/Plymouth. With Jack Hawkins providing anthemic guitar riffs on lead guitar, George Roach complementing Luke Westwood’s strong and powerful drum sections with his thick and simplistic bass lines. Which when put together provide a sublime wall of sound for Chay Snowdon to add his chugging rhythm guitar and uniquely powerful vocals.

“Once you hear frontman Chay Snowdon’s incredibly unique and powerful voice, you’ll understand why. Their gritty, infectious real-talk rock sits somewhere in between Catfish and The Bottlemen and Kings Of Leon” Total Entertainment

‘Tough Guys Die First’ is the second single, set to be released on October 30th, from Chay Snowdon’s debut EP ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Then We Will Begin)’. ‘What the Kids Want’ was the first single released from the EP which has already gained playlisting from Planet Rock Radio, multiple plays from Serious XM in America and brilliant backing from BBC Introducing in the South West. It also received repeated plays on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music drive time show as well as his recommends show. Steve was also a big supporter of the bands previous single, also featured on the EP, ‘Men Cry Too!’ which enjoyed huge support from Amazing Radio “Men Cry Too! caught my attention recently not only for the song craft and the music but also for the mental health message which I think is really important. ”Charlie Ashcroft. The band have recently been invited to perform a live session for BBC Introducing in the West, “He has always been a great song writer and now he is making his songs sound absolutely fabulous I’m very proud to get him into the white room” Sam Bonham, BBC Introducing in the West.

Chay Snowdon have been selling out their own headline shows time and time again, as well as playing some amazing festivals including Liverpool Sound City, 2000 Trees, , Y-Not Festival, Boardmasters, Dot To Dot Festival, Lechlade Festival, Oceanfest, Chagstock and Looe Music Festival.

Other massive shows the band have been invited to play include The British Fireworks Championships and Radio Plymouths Bonfire Night Celebrations on Plymouth Hoe to crowds of around 10,000 people. As well as supporting The Sherlocks, The Hot Sprockets, Jordan Allen, The Snuts, Hunter and The Bear, Glass Caves, Red Faces, Ink and Vant.

RADIO AIRPLAY
Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music Daytime show and Recommends show, Wyatt Wendels Planet Rock (playlisted), Sirius XM (playlisted), BBC Introducing in the South West, BBC Introducing in the West (Repeat plays + in session), Charlie Ashcroft Amazing Radio (repeat plays), Rock Rage Radio (Rock Lobster Show), The Sound lab( playlisted), Transmission Radio, The Premium Blend Radio Show, Hard Rock Hell Radio, Rock Radio,
Valley 89.5, Banks Radio Australia, Diverse FM, Hailsham FM, Shoreditch Radio, Radio St. Austell Bay, Canalside Radio, Gwent Radio, Mod Radio, Susy Radio, DFM, Swindon 105.5, Hub Radio, Wigwam Radio, This Is Only Rock Radio, Union JackRadio, K107 FM, SFM Radio, Raw FM, Soho Radio, Temporary Noise, Sheffield Live, Nevis Radio, Official 365
Network, EGH Radio, Hoxton Radio, Bombshell Radio

TOUGH GUYS DIE FIRST

LYRICS

Verse 1
Write your story on the bathroom stalls, leave your name and number man I hope someone calls, a fist full of dollars and a flash of gold, since when’s a forked tongue … so fashionable?

Pre Chorus
Just a young man he’s seen it all his life so he’s playing pretend,
Just one man but in his head he’s got the strength of ten,

Chorus
Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first
Come on now mate don’t let it happen to you, to your poor mother this is Da Ja Vu
Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first

Verse 2
He’s had a couple and he’s lagging abit, I heard his team lost so he’s throwing a fit,
I bet his girl thinks “surely this can’t be it?”, I’m sorry love but I’m pretty sure that is

Pre Chorus
Just a young kid you haven’t much to say because he’s done what you did,
Just one kid with the strength of ten when he blows his lid,

Chorus

Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first
Come on now mate don’t let it happen to you, to your poor mother this is Da Ja Vu
Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first

Middle 8 – Half Time First, first, first, first X4
Come on now mate don’t let it happen to you, to your poor mother this is Da Ja Vu
Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first

Chorus
Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first
Come on now mate don’t let it happen to you, to your poor mother this is Da Ja Vu
Tough guys die first, first, tough guys die first, first

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