Unique Chique
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Unique Chique


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The best kept secret in music


"New City Chicago"

"Unique Chique finds melody in chaos, sometimes very lovely and at other times a jangly mess." -Tom Lynch - New City

"City Beat"

Unique Chique integrates myriad influences to construct an intricate, harmonizing musical atmosphere. - City Beat Cincinnati


Their indie soft rock is all jazzy chords, twinkling arpeggios, and rapturous vocal harmonies. -J. Nimi - Chicago Reader

"Illinois Entertainer"

The songs follow a conventional indie-rock vibe, but stand out when they break into atmospheric wonders, tranquil ambience and unique experimentation - Illinois Entertainer

"Wonka Vision"

Unique Chique's focus is more often than not on their lush, and often disjointed and complex melodies. It's a dichotomy that works. In fact, it's an effort that makes for one of the more pleasant recent surprises. - Wonka Vision Magazine

"Time Out"

Unique Chique are hinting at great things to come. -Ben Foster - Time Out Chicago

"UR Chicago"

The New Soul Music - UR Chiacgo


Unique Chique is the next in a long line of city band's stirring up a buzz. Passionate and soulful. -Brent Kado - Avant/Chicago


Grand displays of whirling, jazzy guitars tamed and packaged into a soulful sock of yearning emotion - Daily Herald (Chicago)


"Ethica" (2006) Loose Tooth Records CD/EP
-received CMJ radio airplay in fall/winter of 2006
"It Never Fails Forever" (2005) Alarm Clock Records


Feeling a bit camera shy


Taking their moniker after misunderstanding the nickname of an otherwise anonymous, amazing, homeless street prophet, Chicago's Unique Chique have been bound to composing and performing provocative and cunning music since their inception in 2000.

Between the bands debut full-length, “It Never Fails Forever,” in 2005 and it's recently released, “Ethica,” Unique Chique have become renowned for their infectious, high-art, precise live shows and their rich, visceral, complex and thought provoking recordings.

Unique Chique's latest release, “Ethica,” recorded by guitarist Mike Sanfiliop, is the next logical step for a band always pushing to the boundaries of creativity. The familiar elements of U/C's past offerings are present, but only as a character in a larger, more encompassing story. Ethica is , by and large, more powerful, haunting, hopeful, anxious and serene that any of U/C's previous recordings.

The band is aesthetically interested in diverse groups and artists who are popular, yet distinctive: Sonic Youth, Pixies, Joan Of Arc, Bjork, Aloha, Sea and Cake, Tortise, Beach Boys, Blond Redhead, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, etc.

Unique Chique have played every great venue in the Chicago area: Empty Bottle, Fireside, Metro, Schubas, Subterranean, Double Door, Beat Kitchen, etc. Regional touring gave way to the real thing and the band headed east to play the 2005 CMJ music festival in NYC, later returning for a proper East coast tour, which was surprisingly successful for a first tour. The band is now tour addicted and heading out for more of the same in the coming months. Along the way they have shared stages and hi jinx with a multitude of amazing bands: Ex-Models, Aloha, City On Film, Fields, Del Ray, The Reputation, Colossus, The Grates, Pattern In Movement, Bound Stems, Francois And The Missing Mountains, Jeff Pazatti and much, much more