When is chiptune acceptable? When it doesn’t sound anything like chiptune at all. Chalices of the Past is the kind of man who’ll happily admit that his second EP is a kind of concept album based around the weird, wild world of the internet (with titles like ‘Power (Animal Friendship) Discourse’, but it’s the stuff from the first release that grabs your attention. More specifically, the title track 2 RUDE, is what really captivates, living up to it’s billing as a tropical song in the most wonderful, distorted, computerised way. there are no steel drums, no jangly guitars, but just a bit of fuzz and some daring synth work, back by a guy who can’t really sing but gives a good enough vibe to get by on. Much of the rest of the material might be a bit too anamanaguchi for your tastes, but this just about manages to get away with it – and he’s based in bloody York, for god’s sake. Hopefully they’ll be running out to this at the Bootham Crescent next season.