Social Suicide At Home: Tom’s message to Chapter 13 fans. He explains why the band was so inactive during lockdown. This was part of the writing process for their upcoming album, it sounds like they are aiming to be very raw and authentic.
The drawing on the left if what Tom posted with the message, click it to see it full sized.
firstly thanks for all the support on the new content and glad you love it as much as we do. we came offline to try not to conform to what everyone else is doing particularly during lockdown and present ourselves in a way that was untrue. i wanted to write songs that represent who I am for all that is good and the shit that comes with it. what I found was that when I wrote what was real and personal, my band connected with it more and the acceptance of who I am inspired more music and brought us together. hopefully you connect with it in the same way we do
love u all
[ TOM – CHAPTER 13 ]
That’s right, the Chapter 13 are back on instagram! If you’ve been on their page you’ll have noticed a few weeks ago Chapter 13 changed their handle from @WeAreChapter13 to @Chapter13.
Then recently they deleted most of their posts, only leaving a few. Now they have deleted every single post and video – wishing I had backed up everything.
Their icon on their page has changed to a smiley face, and today they uploaded a short clip, “Hello its nice to meet you”.
It seems like they are rebranding the band. I wonder what this new era of chapter 13 will be like.
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The boys have been rehearsing all week in a West London rehearsal studio. These are the stories they have been posting while rehearsing. The only band members you can see are Jacob and Jake. The top of Jacobs head appears in one photo, and Jake showed part of his arms.
If you are wondering how I know the studio is in West London, the logo was originally in one of their pictures. There is a second photo of jacob behind the stack going around. It is taken from a slightly different angle, but is basically the same picture. I assume it was deleted when they realised it gave away their location. Trust me, you dont see anything different than the top of Jacob’s head, you aren’t missing anything.
After looking up the studio, they only have rehearsal rooms available, so the band aren’t recording here. What are they practising for? Not sure, McFly are going on tour next year but it is a bit early to be getting ready for that if they are supporting.
Since they can’t have any gigs yet with everything going on, maybe they are going to post a video online at some point? We have eben asking for a virtual concert. We’ll have to wait and see unfortunately.
Pictures and video from the studio are below:
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The band have been teasing a lot about big news coming soon! A few weeks ago Jake and Tom were reunited. Soon after that Noah posted a video of Tom waving goodbye on the train. Son they have definitely been meeting up lately.
Before all of that happened, Jake mentioned on one of his instagram stories that there was going to be exciting news soon but he couldn’t say anything. Today, the Chapter 13 instagram account had a story with a picture of a rehearsal room. Showing a kit with the band logo on the bass drum, so clearly they are rehearsing for something, or maybe recording?
Since large gathering probably won’t be allowed for a while yet, my guess is they are getting ready to release some music. Please let that be it!
Tom has also posted a picture on his instagram story today:
Since nobody in the band plays iano and they clearly have one in that picture, I’m thinking they are definitely recording.
What do you think of Chapter 13 being reunited? Do you think the surprise is new music?
Tom just went and got a haircut, have you seen it yet? He posted photos of himself at the barbers on his story, but that isn’t the best part.
Once he was done he shared a video of him and Jake! Not an old video but one from today, the band are getting back together! Some of the other boys may have been meeting up with them today too. Tom posted a story a few days ago of a screenshot of him and Noah on FaceTime. There was a title on the picture that hinted they would be together soon.
Maybe this also has something to do with the exciting thing that Jake said was coming up? In his Q and A a few weeks ago he mentioned there was some news coming. So maybe that is what they are working on.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how excited are you? In the meantime, here is the video showing off Tom’s haircut:
Tom posted this photo to his instagram story, with a caption that asks whether this should be the band’s album cover.
Alright, so clearly a joke. But this shot looks like it comes from the day they were recording a Youtube video.
They posted a short clip at the beginning of the year where it looks like the boys were having a cook off. They had promised new videos coming soon to youtube, but that hasn’t happened yet.
If Tom is posting this picture, could it be because he is editing the video? The fact that it looks like it is on a computer screen gives me hope that he is working on completing the video.
It seemed from the videos and pictures they posted on their instagram at the beginning of the year that they had a few videos they were working on. It would be great if we got to see them soon! Real soon, not Chapter 13 soon. We will have to wait and see.
Do you think this picture would make a good album cover?
As you may already know, Chapter 13 were due to perform alongside McFly at Weekend In The Park this September.
With everything that has been going on, the organisers don’t believe that it will be safe to go ahead with such a big crowd. For now, the concert has been delayed until June 2021.
I have created a new page on the site to keep up with Chapter 13’s past and future concerts. The list will be maintained here: Chapter 13 Gigs. If there are any shows missing from the list just shout!
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A lot of Castaways have been asking the boys to say acknowledge the George Floyd tragedy since they have a platform. Tom posted his support on his instagram feed and story, he has also added a link to change.org in his bio. Click the photo to get to the petition.
Here is the test of the photo he posted with the caption ‘BLACKLIVESFUCKINGMATTER’:
I’m not going to post a big message because people like Billie Eilish can say it better. All I’m going to say is something has got to change. Doesn’t feel like the world is moving forward, we’re going backwards. All this sadistic, racist bullshit is fucked up and evil. I’m not black, and that does not mean I am a better human being than someone who is. It does not mean I deserver anything more than someone who is. So how come it can be the difference between life and death.
Sign the petition in my bio, donate, do anything you can to help. Do not sit and watch this shit happen on your phone screens.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Tom posted a story on the Chapter 13 Instagram account.
He thanks the fans for an unbelieveable year since their appearance on Britains Got Talent. This is the one year anniversary of their audition airing on the show, so the anniversary of a lot of fans finding out about them.
He mentions that there will be a live on the Chapter 13 instagram account later today. He didn’t say what time, or who will be on it -I assume all the boys?
If you haven’t seen the story yet, you can watch it here:
I thought this should be posted to let people know just how amazing Tom is!
There was a castaway zoom call tonight that was posted all over instagram. Tom saw it and joined in!
It was so thoughtful of him to take the time to join in, a lot of people were freaking out! Thank you Tom!
People that were in the chat said they sang Forgotten Castaway. If you search on instagram you will probably find some clips of him smiling while they sing to him. Others have said he mentioned the band have some exciting plans coming up this year, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
If anybody has it recorded it would be amazing if you could share 🙂