New Zealand rockers Street Chant could easily have never existed. Emily Littler was a teenage binge drinker straight out of high school with an infernal itch to be on stage. Billie Rogers played in a band she hated. Every time they ran into each other, they would promise to get together and jam. One day, quite unexpectedly, it happened. Right away, Emily realized that she wasn’t much into jamming.
But after the usual new band ups and downs, they emerged with a sound that is both taut and direct, and the band travelled to CMJ in October where they played a handful of shows with acts such as The Crystal Stilts and The Mad Scene and created quite a stir for themselves.
Street Chant are also playing at SXSW 2011.
Download Street Chant – The Fatigues mp3 (from Means)