Legendary punk band Chelsea was formed in 1976 by front man Gene October. Spearheading the punk movement, their debut single 'Right To Work' was released in 1977 which brought the attention of the music press. Gene October was responsible for starting The Roxy Club in Soho where many of the early punk bands started playing and Chelsea began playing alongside the likes of The Clash, The Damned, The Police, Sham 69. Featuring in Derrek Jarman's punk film 'Jubilee' Chelsea also featured on 2 John Peel sessions and the Old Grey Whistle Test at the BBC promoting their self titled first album.
After a succession of singles and release of a 2nd album Chelsea toured the U.K & America releasing their 3rd album 'Evacuate' in 1980. The Evacuate album saw them touring again in the U.S and in the U.K with Anti Nowhere League on the infamous 'So What' tour.
Through various line-up changes over 4 decades, October continued to tour with Chelsea releasing 17 singles and 10 studio albums to date. Their most recent album 'Saturday Night Sunday Morning' released in 2015 was hailed in the music press as one of their finest.
Celebrating their 40th anniversary with dates throughout 2016 many of the Chelsea albums have been re-issued on collectors limited colored vinyl. The release of Chelsea's complete recordings feature in the new anthology box sets 1 - 3 which include demos, previously unheard tracks, a historical biography through the albums, pictures and lyrics to all the songs.
And in 2017 they will be back with a brand new album.