Saturday, 24 March 2012
Chin Chin - Sound of the Westway
Im ill in bed, the sun is shining and im pissed. That said ive just discovered a great band called Chin Chin who have put a smile on my face so seeing as i cant go out, thought id share it with you.
Having just done a read up on this all girl punk/ new wave band ive discovered they formed in Biel, Switzerland in 1982 and released their first 7 inch in 1984 and then in 1985 their one and only LP 'Sounds of the Westway' which garnered them attention in the UK with NME and allowed them to tour with the Shop Assistants in Germany.
This is perfect crunchy indie punk with new wave sensibilities and some super catchy lyrics and melodies. Their all girl ethics and strong diy stance have made this one of most sought after Indie Pop LPs and after one listen, i can see why.
This is a total winner and if you love Dolly Mixture/The Flatmates/Shop Assistants then you will love this. That is my summer sorted.