Getting To Know... Posh Chocolates

Having already received huge support from the likes of BBC introducing and 6Music for their previous singles 'GAUDY' and 'Gold Tongue', Manchester-based outfit Posh Chocolates have now returned to release their latest offering 'Dose'.

Bringing back more of that bright and uplifting indie-pop sound, this newest delight sees them channel the vibrant sound of acts like The 1975 and Glass Animals. Filled with grooving bass, jazzy keys and hook-filled guitar lines, 'Dose' is the perfect remedy to shake off those lockdown blues.

So with their name back on our radar, we sat down with their head honcho Christian Ellery to find out more about his earliest influences and what has inspired him over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Being breastfed rock and guitar based music from a young age was the birth of my fascination with guitar and thus what made me incessant that I had one at once! I’ve been glued to it ever since.

What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?

A new found obsession with the sound of French electronica in my 20s, with the fixation with the energy of guitar based music still prevalent. I’d say the sound is a cross breed between a multitude of genres. But my influence from visual art forms is just as heavy the sound.

What kind of music did you love as a teenager?

I used to religiously listen to the heaviest of Scandinavian black metals mostly. The complete overwhelming orchestration mixed with compelling darkness was incomparable.

Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?

Cliché as it may be… Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?

Classical piano is my mediative place.

How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?

Most of my songs are introspective, but some are influenced primarily by undisclosed individuals… Not naming any names.

What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?

Accidentally writing the lyrics of the hook in Dose that have now universally been misinterpreted as “shady sausage rolls”.

Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?

Spacetime theory.

If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?

There’s something about plastering that has always appealed to me.

And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to stay productive through the coronavirus lockdown?

I think keeping sanity is paramount. Looking after your mental state and feng shui, and keeping yourself fed with inspiration. Your output of productivity should look after itself.


Posh Chocolates' latest single 'Dose' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.