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THE MINT CHICKS
BIO
The Mint Chicks – BioFirst meeting in high school and forming in 2001 to play a string of house parties, all-male trio The Mint Chicks decimated many packed, sweaty living rooms for years beforebeing discovered and signed by legendary New Zealand record label Flying Nun. Sincethen the band has released two EPs and two albums under the Flying Nun banner inAustralasia and have become known for mixing cool pop hooks and structures withmodern noise rock, experimental and punk rock music. Their sound, paired with theirexplosive live show, has put The Mint Chicks on the map. Their latest album release,Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! marks their first release in the United States by indie label MilanRecords in October, 2007 on CD, digital and vinyl.It's still a mystery today how Flying Nun even knew about this band, since they were holedup in living rooms and using people's stereos for vocal P.A's. Fast forward six years, theband has just dominated the 2007 New Zealand music awards winning Album of the Year,Best Group, Best Rock Album, Video of the Year and Album Cover Art of the Year, whichwas designed by band member Ruban Nielson. They also achieved a gold record and hugecritical success in their home country of New Zealand. This success has come from analbum that band members and brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson produced in their garagefor next to nothing and mixed with their father. The album is a glorious example ofmusical D.I.Y. To this day, they have never been in a professional recording studio or meta producer.After being one of the most talked about bands in their home country, the half-HawaiianNielson brothers have taken their dual citizenship and their drummer Paul Roper andmoved The Mint Chicks to Portland, Oregon. The band is eager for new creative challengesand a fresh start. They’ve been able to play house parties again, which has quickly evolvedinto larger venues in Portland as well as shows in Austin at SXSW, Las Vegas and other keyWest Coast markets. It’s a far cry from back home in New Zealand and Australia wherethey have sold out headlining tours as well as having supported the White Stripes, DeathFrom Above, TV on the Radio, Blood Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Black Lips. Nowsetting up in a basement in Portland, plotting world domination, The Mint Chicks want aGrammy for their Mum's mantelpiece.First meeting in high school and forming in 2001 to play a string of house parties, all-male trio The Mint Chicks decimated many packed, sweaty living rooms for years beforebeing discovered and signed by legendary New Zealand record label Flying Nun. Sincethen the band has released two EPs and two albums under the Flying Nun banner inAustralasia and have become known for mixing cool pop hooks and structures withmodern noise rock, experimental and punk rock music. Their sound, paired with theirexplosive live show, has put The Mint Chicks on the map. Their latest album release,Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! marks their first release in the United States by indie label MilanRecords in October, 2007 on CD, digital and vinyl.It's still a mystery today how Flying Nun even knew about this band, since they were holedup in living rooms and using people's stereos for vocal P.A's. Fast forward six years, theband has just dominated the 2007 New Zealand music awards winning Album of the Year,Best Group, Best Rock Album, Video of the Year and Album Cover Art of the Year, whichwas designed by band member Ruban Nielson. They also achieved a gold record and hugecritical success in their home country of New Zealand. This success has come from analbum that band members and brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson produced in their garagefor next to nothing and mixed with their father. The album is a glorious example ofmusical D.I.Y. To this day, they have never been in a professional recording studio or meta producer.After being one of the most talked about bands in their home country, the half-HawaiianNielson brothers have taken their dual citizenship and their drummer Paul Roper andmoved The Mint Chicks to Portland, Oregon. The band is eager for new creative challengesand a fresh start. They’ve been able to play house parties again, which has quickly evolvedinto larger venues in Portland as well as shows in Austin at SXSW, Las Vegas and other keyWest Coast markets. It’s a far cry from back home in New Zealand and Australia wherethey have sold out headlining tours as well as having supported the White Stripes, DeathFrom Above, TV on the Radio, Blood Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Black Lips. Nowsetting up in a basement in Portland, plotting world domination, The Mint Chicks want aGrammy for their Mum's mantelpiece.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Recent Albums
        
CRAZY? YES! DUMB? NO!
Album Tracks
1) 02 This is Your Last Chance to be Famous My Love
2) 03 Welcome to Nowhere
3) 04 Youre Just as Confused as I Am
4) 05 Walking Off a Cliff Again
5) 06 Dont Turn Me on Just to Turn on Me
6) 07 Funeral Day
7) 08 Real Friends
8) 10 Crazy Yes Dumb No
9) 11 If My Arm Was a Mic Stand Would You Hold My Hand
10) 12 Sleeping During the Day
11) 13 Ammie
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