Band of the Day

2014.01.10

Chicks Who Love Guns

Wildly unhinged pistons of punk rock from Sydney, Australia
She's got the eyes of an undertaker's daughter. Though I haven't seen a mirror so I stare into the water.
lyrics from Pencil Neck

Chicks Who Love Guns hail from Sydney, Australia and have been steadily expanding their loyal following since 2010. Over this period the band have been invited to perform at major Australian festivals such as The Big Day Out and Playground Weekender as well as venturing on countless tours across the country sharing stages with contemporaries Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, Deep Sea Arcade and Hunting Grounds to name only a few. After three years and three well received EP's, this year the band toured the United States in October and November. CWLG performed in New York to packed CMJ venues as well as playing shows of their own across New Jersey and Los Angeles promoting the NME featured single Pencil Neck. The colorful mess of a clip received Vice love and was released exclusively through their very own music channel Noisey. Like Oz contemporaries Violent Soho, CWLG's sound evokes images of early nineties slacker disenchantment wrapped in dirty, ripped flannel. The intense yet melodic vocals and over driven power chord structures make their records accessible whilst promising the listener that they are in for a wild and unhinged live show. It is therefore unsurprising that while the band have been featured on US college radio across the country, Alternative Press described them as a 'band to watch' back in 2012. Upon their return to Australian soil, the boys have already found themselves in and out of studios, writing for what will be their debut album.