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Chicks On Speed

 
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SYDNEY-BORN ALEX MURRAY-LESLIE, NEW YORKER MELISSA LOGAN AND KIKI MOORSE FROM MUNICH MET BEHIND THE MUNICH ART ACADEMY IN 1997 AND STARTED AS AN ART PROJECT THAT HAS GRADUALLY MERGED INTO THE MEDIUM OF MUSIC.

CHICKS ON SPEED ALREADY COOPERATED WITH SOME OF THE MOST PROLIFIC PRODUCERS OF THE CURRENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC SCENE LIKE DJ HELL, PATRICK PULSINGER, ED DMX, CHRISTOPHER JUST, GERHARD POTUZNIK AND OTHERS. CHICKS ON SPEED MUSIC IS A UNIQUE MIXTURE OF PUNK/NEW WAVE ATTITUDE, ELECTRONIC MUSIC WISDOM AND A KILLER INSTINCT FOR POP.

NME STATES: „IF THE BEASTY BOYS WERE HERE THEY’D THINK THEY WERE IN HEAVEN“ AND „CHICKS ON SPEED MAKE ATARI TEENAGE RIOT LOOK LIKE THE JAMES LAST ORCHESTRA“.

THEIR DEBUT ALBUM „CHICKS ON SPEED WILL SAVE US ALL“ COLLECTED THE BEST TRACKS OF THEIR TOTALLY SOLD OUT 7‘‘ES, LIKE THE SMASH HITS „GLAMOUR GIRL“, „EURO TRASH GIRL“ AND „WARM LEATHERETTE“. IT CONTAINS COVER-VERSIONS OF THE B52S, THE NORMAL, DELTA 5 OR MALARIA! AS WELL AS ORIGINALS AND COOPERATIONS WITH GERHARD POTUZNIK, HECKER OR DIE GOLDENEN ZITRONEN.

THEIR RELEASES ON THEIR LABEL CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS AND LIVE APPEARANCES ALL OVER THE WORLD ALREADY GAVE THE ALL GIRL TRIO A LEGENDARY REPUTATION AND MADE THE CHICKSTORY EXPLODE DURING THE LAST YEARS: UNCOUNTEABLE PRESS-FEATURES FROM HIGH GLOSS TO UNDERGROUND-ART-FANZINES, THE ENTERING OF THE OFFICIAL GERMAN TOP20 WITH THE TRACK KALTES KLARES WASSER, APPEAREANCE ON GERMAN “TOP OF THE POPS”, A SOLD OUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, THE US ONLY RELEASE OF “THE RE-RELEASES OF THE UN-RELEASES” ON K-RECORDS AND THE SIGNING AND RELEASE OF THE SECOND ALBUM OF FEMINIST ELECTRONIC PUNKBAND LE TIGRE FROM NEW YORK, THEIR COOPERATION WITH DüSSELDORF’S INSTRUMENTAL POP OUTFIT KREIDLER, THE RELEASE OF “PLUGS PLUS” AN ALBUM OF FRENCH LAPTOP-POP-TRIO DAT POLITICS AND “FASHION RULES!”, THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THEIR ALBUM “99CENTS”.

2003 BROUGHT NEW RELEASES ON CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS (ANGIE REED AND KEVIN BLECHDOM) AND ANOTHER CHICKS-PLOSION WITH THEIR ALBUM “99CENTS”, RELEASED IN COOPERATION WITH LABELS/EMI. THEIR ANTHEM “WE DON’T PLAY GUITARS” AND THEIR TAKE ON THE TOM TOM CLUB CLASSIC “WORDY RAPPINGHOOD” ROTATED ON RADIO AND TELEVISION AND FILLED CLUBS AND DANCEFLOORS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

2004 BROUGHT THE SEECOND DAT POLITICS ALBUM “GO PETS GO”, A SOLO ALBUM OF THE RAINCOATS SINGER ANA DA SILVA AND AN EXCITING COLLABORATION ALBUM WITH CHICKS ON SPEED, CRISTIAN VOGEL AND THE NOHEADS WHICH WILL AGAIN CONFUSE ALL EXPECTATIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD ABOUT ANYTHING.