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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Punk





It had been a while since I'd last seen AU review favourite Chicks Who Love Guns, and as usual they didn't disappoint - though their feelings of the venue were not far removed from the sentiments later revealed by DZ. The highlight of their set was a cover of "Yonkers" by Odd Future / Tyler, The Creator, which they nail. Though their recent material has them playing harder edged rock and roll (see the brilliant "God, Love & Satan"), its interesting to see just how well their fare when translating a hip hop track into their own style. Having also experienced Odd Future live, I daresay it's a better version - and much like Odd Future, this is a band who knows how to get a crowd riled up. Tonight was no exception. - 4ZZZ


Their relentless need to make the type of noise I crave has kept me in touch and wanting more. Their songs are great and there is no doubt they mean it! Can’t wait to get back to Australia to see them live. For the moment ill have to make do blasting their CD and annoying the neighbours!
- Nick Launay (Producer Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire) - NICK LAUNAY


With one man down, and the Fat Stage aka Main Stage to handle, Sydney’s Chicks Who Love Guns had a big task at hand. However, as soon as it was game-on, the 4 lads who were dwarfed by the sheer size of the space they were occupying, immediately packed the entire space with their massive wall of sound. Though the crowd in front of them was one of the first of the day, the band seemed undeterred, performing as though they were at Red Rocks: running around, jumping on one another, and with the odd Dido or Wu Tang Clan melody in between their own tunes. The kids were loving it.

The difference between their old material and the songs on Moon Eater, their latest and third EP, really come through on a live setting. The more sombre, mature approach to their sound in Moon Eater provided a great mix between the grunge, shoe gaze gnarl and the more melodic, post-punk sensibilities. The band demonstrated just what they are capable of, and are well on their way to reaching their full potential.

- Mike Hohnen - MUSIC FEEDS


Chicks Who Love Guns have been kicking around Sydney for a few years now with their smartarse brand of punk. But for their new track “Pencil Neck,” they’ve moved in a new direction with a brooding sound and a killer video to match. - NOISEY- MUSIC BY VICE


Everything about this track is well constructed, from the simplistic verses to the intoxicating choruses, everything in this track just seems to fit together so perfectly. CWLG have done an excellent job of limiting the amount of instruments used, with the track opening to a verse that only features a few instruments, with the rest being introduced later on. When the first chorus drops, it’s almost impossible not to find yourself in love with this track. The introduction of new instruments and the change in playing style from calm to electric hit the listener and cause for even the most tranquil of people to furiously head bang in triumph. If you still somehow haven’t fallen in love by this point, than the bridge will definitely change that. Once again, the boys prove that less is more, with the bridge featuring only vocals and a guitar, creating the perfect build up into the final triumphant chorus, which closes the track with a feeling of fulfillment. - ADAMNOTEVE


Still working on that hot first release.



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 pals 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 which is lurking just around the corner for 2014.