No More Idols, just the hypest hype - Chase and Status go marching with 2011 UK tour

Posted: 3rd December 2010
Chase and Status

It's taken about six years for Saul Milton and Will Kennard to earn some props from the mainstream music scene, despite some top-notch 12" (such as "Like This" and "Duppy Man") and a raft of remixes for the likes of Plan B, Dizzee Rascal and Example, not forgetting their superior reworking of White Lies' "Death".

The duo are starting to get prepped for a UK tour next year which kicks off in March in Southampton on the 9th, followed by Cambridge, Yeovil, Glasgow etc until Manchester on the 19th. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £15 - £16. Demand should be high. Don't forget the lads are also set to appear at Ashford's Brake Hall on 17th December - tickets are still available.

Tonight they are due to appear in York - it might be worth checking with the venue before setting off, just in case of snow spoiling the party.

It's also time for Chase and Status' long-anticipated second album and judging by the singles issued thus far, "No More Idols" might just earn them a number one. Apart from the album out on 31st January, there's a single that has recently earned them the coveted 'Hottest Record in the World' award from Zane Lowe. "Blind Faith" featuring vocalist Liam Bailey, gets a release on 24th January and has 'top-of-the-pile' written all over its dirty little dubstep chops, if I'm not mistaken - have a listen to see what I mean. It is a bit good.

Paul Pledger