[Cover photo credit to Lindsey Blane]

Vancouver, BC Pop-Punks Chief State have released a new single titled “Team Wiped” off their just-announced debut full-length album Waiting For Your Colours, which will be released via Mutant League Records on July 1st, 2022. The new album will be the follow-up to the band’s 2021 stand-alone single “Metaphors” and 2020 EP Tough Love.

The journey to get here began with frontman Fraser Simpson, who at an impasse in his life, decided on a whim to leave his home in the UK for Japan in 2014 and eventually move to North America to form a band via Craigslist, where he connected with Nik Pang, Chris Kavanagh, Justin Pham and Joseph Soderholm to create Chief State. “Uncertainty, longing, a search for meaning, and assessing life choices” make up the themes on the new album.

Fraser Simpson says:

There’s definitely a coming of age theme on the new album. We’re asking ourselves: What am I looking to get out of life, out of being in a band? What joys do I want to pursue and where do I want to place my energy moving forward? We’ve come to the realization that we all need to stress less on the things we can’t control and enjoy more of what we have, what we can control and the journey itself.