Caroline Potter // I Care If You Listen // 6th December 2019
"The world premiere on the programme was so smol by CHAINES (the Manchester-based composer and performer Cee Haines). ...the combination of synthesised distortion and drumpads triggering samples made a big impact. It was funky and skewed, rarely allowing the listener to settle into one rhythm, and even the deadpan Rhys cracked a smile at one of the samples which sounded like an electronic dog swallowing something. Fading away on a regular pulsation, its arresting ending was two widely spaced, distorted cries. It was captivating–and if you enjoy contemporary music that lives half in the concert hall, half in a nightclub, you’ll love CHAINES."