Chikinki - The Balloon Factory (B-Sides & Rarities)

The Balloon Factory (B-Sides & Rarities)

Chikinki

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 17 tracks £10.00 Out of stock
Download Album (MP3) 17 tracks £7.99
Download Album (AAC) 17 tracks £7.50
Download individual tracks From £0.99

Description

Chikinki - The Balloon Factory (B-Sides & Rarities)

After the release of their critically acclaimed Island Records debut ‘ Lick Your Ticket’ (2004), and a period spent conquering Europe, Chikinki are about to return as the rock group they were always meant to be. Indie Rock is over used in categorising bands with guitars. Chikinki, however, are indie rockers in the truest sense. Deeply rooted indie origins and ethics, yet Chikinki aren’t ashamed to rock out with the best of them with their huge choruses and epic synths. This limited edition B-Sides and rarities album, originally produced as a fan only item, showcases the songs that many have not heard from a band who are not afraid to experiment

Reviews

ADULT CONTEMPORARY - NOVEMBER 2005

2003's Chikinki album Assassinator 13 revealed a band who were capable of melding everything that was great about Kraftwerk with a rock focus that owed almost nothing to the backwards-looking metal on display everywhere else. Like Kings of Leon mixed with a 2005 New Order, its freshness is still almost shocking and rewarding two years on. To ensure a good drip of material to their fans, the Bristol-based band have re-released their original album Experiment With Mother and a new album of b-sides and rarities via their website at chikinki.co.uk. Thank goodness they care, as the world needs more of this ambition. The UK should celebrate the pioneering spirit and art on these discs: there is incisive wit, remarkable musicianship and more. If Pink Floyd had kept up to date, they might have sounded something like this.

Tracklisting

CD Album (UCOW003)
  1. Chikinki - Bus
  2. Chikinki - The Right Place
  3. Chikinki - You'll Never Walk Again
  4. Chikinki - Let's Get Lost
  5. Chikinki - Dark Skies (V2.0)
  6. Chikinki - Pervy Song
  7. Chikinki - Meditations On Paranoia In A Church (Priests Are Fun)
  8. Chikinki - DNF
  9. Chikinki - Stay Lost
  10. Chikinki - Dark Skies (Bristol Uncovered Radio Session)
  11. Chikinki - 60SecondPsychoStalker
  12. Chikinki - Fucking With Our Clothes On
  13. Chikinki - Red
  14. Chikinki - Overflow
  15. Chikinki - Seamless
  16. Chikinki - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  17. Chikinki - Robotic Age
Download Album (UCOW003)
  1. Chikinki - Bus
  2. Chikinki - The Right Place
  3. Chikinki - You'll Never Walk Again
  4. Chikinki - Let's Get Lost
  5. Chikinki - Dark Skies (V2.0)
  6. Chikinki - Pervy Song
  7. Chikinki - Meditations On Paranoia In A Church (Priests Are Fun)
  8. Chikinki - DNF
  9. Chikinki - Stay Lost
  10. Chikinki - Dark Skies (Bristol Uncovered Radio Session)
  11. Chikinki - 60SecondPsychoStalker
  12. Chikinki - Fucking With Our Clothes On
  13. Chikinki - Red
  14. Chikinki - Overflow
  15. Chikinki - Seamless
  16. Chikinki - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  17. Chikinki - Robotic Age