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Buen Chico


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"What the band think!"

When you put your finger in your mouth and make your cheek go *pop* - Buen Chico

"Q Magazine"

'Quintessentially English indie'
- Q Magazine


'Their balance of strum along indie pop, sugar coated harmonies and lyrical sharpness impress on this fully stocked debut'
- Clash


'Buen Chico are foot stomping, guitar attacking party machines'
- MusicOMH

"Sounds XP"

'Criminally catchy…cheery jangle pop complete with harmonies and sing along choruses. Marvellous stuff.'
- Sounds XP

"Music Dash"

'Perfect, brittle pop songs with plenty of drive and determination – an impressive album'
- Music Dash

"Drowned in Sound"

“shit name, good songs”
- Drowned in Sound


“brilliantly spiky geek-pop firecrackers that jolt like Foals knifing Supergrass"”

"Bearded Magazine"

With a nod to the Blackadder script[!], Bearded Mag assert that the album offers: "another batch of songs livelier than a pogo stick jammed with coke and catchier than the plague!" - Gareth - Editor

"Yorks Post"

Even in a week full of genial releases, This Party from Leeds band Buen Chico stands out. “Our Love’s Enormous!” it breathlessly declares’ “Sitting on the swings waiting for us.” It’s the perfect calling card for a big-hearted album of skewed pop songs that’s every bit as good as their debut, [released last autumn]. At times they sound like The Fall on happy pills, at others like a jaunty version of the Wedding Present – and, on the lovely acapella number, There’s No Machine, like nobody but themselves. Somebody sign this band please – they deserve a wider audience! - YEP Newspapers


EP: [2003] The stylish new sounds of . . . .
'I don't care' + 'The Movement of Change'
+ 'La, la, la [I can't hear you]
'04 'Killing Somebody' - DIY release
'06 'Giving Your Giifts' - Faith & Hope
'06 'Gold From Lead' - Faith & Hope
'07 'Choosing My Religion'
NEW - 'Tell 'Em!'
'07 'Right to Re-arrange'

Tracks available via MySpace at:

Our Love's Enormous
Recorded and distributed through GeekLove Records.
Available via all good digi-sites like iTunes etc.
Plus CDs direct from the band - the 'hard copy' has beautiful packaging as well as ace songs

Of 'Choosing my Religion' single available on YouTube:



“shit name, good songs” - according to ‘Drowned in Sound’. . . . the band’s name actually comes from an expression used in Georg Orwell’s book, Homage to Catalonia . . . . Buen Chico is Spanish slang for someone who is a good mate, someone you want ‘in your corner’.

But this ‘literary image’ hasn’t stopped The Chicos playing alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, The Subways, The Kooks, Forward Russia, The Cribs and Pete & The Pirates . . . .

Nor has it stopped Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, Dermott O’Leary, Collin Murray and Marc Riley playing them on R1, R2 & 6Music over the last year or so + Marc asking them to do two live sessions for him . . . . .

Nor has it stopped them playing some of the major small venues around the UK . . . . like Camden Barfly, Dublin Castle, 93ft East, The Proud Gallery, The Luminaire, The Social, The Head of Steam, Night & Day, The Cockpit etc

Their debut album, Right to Re-arrange, generated much critical acclaim. Released through Manchester-based indie label, Faith & Hope, Q Magazine dubbed it “Quintessentially English Indie”, whilst the NME describes it as “Brilliantly Spiky Geek-Pop firecrackers that jolt like Foals knifing Supergrass”. Whatever that means . . . but we think they like it!

What we can be sure of is that at gigs people start jigging around and smiling in response to their killer combination of infectious rhythms and riffs, sugary hooks and weightier subject matter. So they exercise your brain as well as your leg and facial muscles!

The video of the off-album single, Choosing My Religion, also gained critical acclaim + plays on MTV2 and Sub TV [The Uni Union TV station] – you can still see it on YouTube.com/buenchicomusic.

Buen Chico are currently in the studio finishing their second album and, if audience reaction to the new tunes that are creeping into the live set is anything to go by it’s going to be even better than the debut one . . . . October 2008 is the probable release date . . . . watch this space, and make on the chance to catch them at intimate venues . . . . . whilst you still can!

2009 saw the band take a sabbatical / catch up with their Uni-studies. But they are back writing & practicing and just about to start gigging again see gig list.

This is in addition to Morgan's side project which is an Acappela band called 'These Men' - check them out on MySpace . . . .