“Chuck 2 is a band from Cincinnati, OH. Initially formed as a recording project in 2021, the band currently consists of Chuck Walden, Sam Stansfield, Alexander Giehl, Harold Bon, and occasionally a rotating cast of auxiliary members. Their debut release “How You Landed Here” was released digitally in 2022. The band is currently working on a new batch of recordings.”
I have written about Chuck 2 a while ago in our recommendations and I had no information about the band, so I guessed the origin. Now I have a small bio about the band I am sharing the full album which was released in 2022. I really enjoyed Rubber Cement single, but somehow did not get into sharing the full album. Sometimes it slips my attention, but I am glad the band reached out once again so I can share their latest recording, which is amazing.
A catchy, energetic 90s-inspired slacker indie rock that will get you hooked so easily. I am enjoying the atmosphere from the first song and love the guitar sound a lot. It is somehow nostalgic and yet quite refreshing. The drive is continuing through the whole album and it is so enjoyable. Every song is a little bit more unique with a slightly different style of melody and guitars, but everything has really nice 90s vibe and I am loving it. Such a fun, energetic album that deserves your attention even though it has been out for a couple of months. It is never too late to start a track.
I asked Chuck from Chuck 2 our 3 questions:
What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?
It’s something I always thought about growing up. I suppose it initially started by obsessing over bands and then eventually trying to start bands with friends. Playing music with a group of folks you enjoy being around is definitely a bonus and makes it easy to keep wanting to write and perform.
What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?
This is a tough one. I guess sometimes you write/record a song that isn’t very good and it sort of becomes a waste of time. That’s not really a big deal though. I try not to take any of it too seriously.
What would you dream to do if anything was possible?
I would give up any of my mediocre accomplishments in music to dunk a basketball one time.