Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Mint Chicks

With the introduction of sites like MySpace and Purevolume, it seems that bands don't really put an effort into their regular websites anymore. Some new bands don't even make a website at all, which is a shame. Luckily, New Zealand's (!) The Mint Chicks are not one of those bands. With beautiful colorful and provocative artwork it provides eye candy in addition to information about the band you actually want to know.The well written biography teaches us that the quintet is into comic books, the Buzzcocks, a Clockwork Orange, Slayer ringtones, Refused, the Beach Boys and Grand Theft Auto. If that doesn't give you an idea what this band sounds like, their 2003 album 'Octagon, Octagon, Octagon' is described as "hardcore damaged beyond control by bubblegum, LSD and art school". Are you confused yet? On their latest album Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! the Mint Chicks "hone their disjointed noisy assault into an album of shiny pop anthems". What to expect? An album where:
* every song sounds completely different
* harcore, punk, pop and rock are put in a blender with excellent results
* weirdness doesn't neccesarily mean that it's fact, this is some very catchy and accessible stuff!!
* the title track Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! might as well turn out to be their breakout song. It's a great tune but the drum riff makes it awesome.

The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
The Mint Chicks - Walking Off A Cliff

The Mint Chicks on MySpace

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