Unique Chique
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Unique Chique

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Unique Chique @ The Bottom Lounge

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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It Never Fails Forever- Debut full length

Appearances on a few different compilations.

We have been played quite a bit on Chicago local band shows on major fm stations as well as frequent airplay on Chicago area college radio.


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When you first hear Unique Chique there are a few things that you can’t help but notice about their music: the intricate interplay of the guitars, the poly-rhythmic aspects of the composition, the dense harmonic structure of melodies & chords, and the dynamics. All of these things are combined with lyrical content that is at times blatantly self-analytical and at other times abstractly poetic and open to interpretation. It is then delivered with an understated intensity often resolving in an open ended statement that leaves the listener questioning what they just heard and wanting to hear more of it.

Where did it come from?
-Four boys, two guitars, a few amplifiers, a bass, drums and a desire to create songs that they find interesting, that’s where.

Unique Chique started off five years ago when Joe Starita began writing songs with his friend Matt Szlachta and his brother Paul. Initially the band recorded a 5 song demo in the Szlachta’s basement which would serve two purposes: to find a fourth member for the band and to start booking their first shows in and around their native Chicago. Mike Tate came into the group and they started playing their songs in various clubs in and around the city.

Fast forward to 2005. There have been a hand full of appearances on compilation records, live performances on local radio and television and shows at famous Chicago rock venues. Today you see a slightly different, more seasoned, focused group of musicians. Leanne Fischer replaced Mike Tate early on and was subsequently replaced by Ernie Lohrer in 2002. Then in late 2004 Matt Szlachta left the group opening the role that is now inhabited by Mike Sanfilip. The band’s debut record is due out June 21st on Post 436 Records and they are gearing up for a campaign in support of it on the road.