Chk Chk Chk (AKA !!!; formed 1996)
Chk Chk Chk is an American rock band whose line-up features Nic Offer, Allan Wilson, Mario Andreoni, Dan Gorman, Paul Quattrone and Rafael Cohen.
Formation: Chk Chk Chk began in Sacramento, California after Black Liquorice and Popesmashers toured together with The Yah Mos joining them later. They named themselves after the unusual subtitles on the film 'The Gods Must Be Crazy', in which a language featuring a clicking noise was represented as '!!!'.
Musical career: Chk Chk Chk released their self-titled debut album in 2000 through Gold Standard Laboratories. In 2003, they released single 'Me and Giuliani Down By the School Yard' from their next album 'Louden Up Now' which came out the following year. In 2005, they released the 'Take Ecstasy with Me/Get Up' EP, and it was that year that former drummer Mikel Gius was killed in a road accident. In 2007, they released third album 'Myth Takes'. Previous singer John Pugh departed that year and was briefly replaced by Shannon Funchess. 2010 saw the release of next album 'Strange Weather, Isn't It?', featuring the single 'AM/FM', and three years later they unveiled 'THR!!!ER' which included singles 'Slyd' and 'One Girl/One Boy'.
In my younger and more vulnerable years a hippie gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
"Whenever you feel you need the toilet at a festival," he told me, "just remember that the ones inside the arena get cleaned right after 11:30 so try your best to bake it until then."
And thus begins my memory of festivals: endless fields strewn with discarded baggies and cardboard cups. Herds of pink-coiffed punks and dreadlocked crusties impaled with a thousand miniature stainless steel objects, all bogling together outside a legal highs tent shaking in the wind. My own innumerable psychological breakdowns inside hot portaloos of a harrowing state, the image of which has been indelibly tattooed onto my consciousness. All this to the backdrop of countless bands whom I have varied recollection of actually seeing. In this way, just as remembrance and the fiction consumed amalgamates into one shapeless blob, so do the festivals of my youth all fuse into one long, undying gestalt festival in my mind.
Continue reading: Visions Festival 2013 Review
ChkChkChk's fourth studio album 'Strange Weather Isn't It?' will be released in the UK on August 23rd through Warp Records. The first single 'Am/Fm' is out now and available to buy on limited edition clear 12" vinyl.
The twirling psychedelic video for the track was directed by Black Dice. You can also download the single for free from Chk Chk Chk's official website.
The band are currently touring and playing various festivals.
Here's our new video for 'The One 2'! U are going to want to study up on this dance routine: https://t.co/ZOdU79LHFE https://t.co/fkLOZahQYm
RT @AISHIMA2: Check out the MV that me and @nat2uki did for @chkchkchk !!!!! Link on my bio!!!! 💫💫 I'm so… https://t.co/syiPWHPp1F
RT @pitchfork: !!! (@chkchkchk) are back with a new album, song, and music video https://t.co/p8U5tIuUuQ
Nu album, nu video, nu tour, all 4 u. Shake The Shudder out May 19th https://t.co/pehYCv9aP9 https://t.co/Z1Ahdjt0JV
RT @spoontheband: Tonight's @SXSW Lineup: @chkchkchk @CottonMatherATX @outerspacesband @QuinGalavis @deepseadiverbnd https://t.co/ovhgK5lpBc
Hey, hi, hello and wtf is up? We're hitting the road. We're back. See u soonish. https://t.co/yukyP9xZvv https://t.co/AjubaYjNdi
Dear Can, 20 yrs since we drove 2 R 1st show, so I don't remember everything but I know we listened 2 this. #ripjaki https://t.co/sbaA40C6J0
The darkest moment of the 21st century has now produced it's most beautiful protest song. https://t.co/1gfTieIJTE thank u @sateenie
We r gonna talk about lyrics 2 Praying For Time now, right? Put it on n cry ur eyes out. RIP GM hope u found ur freedom. We never gave u up.
New LP "Save The Bongos For Later" coming together quite splendidly. In the meantime, catch us raging (again) @lastcallcd TONITE!
RT @lastcallcd: Tonight's Last Call w/ @CarsonDaly Olympic champion @Simone_Biles, music of @chkchkchk, @WRPNetflix's @KariByron, @grantima…
@wallmonitor ha! Actually saw that after we had titled the record. It was taken from another film In The Mood For Love.
Maximum sartorial funk heat tonite in...OSAKA! #emporioarmanisounds
Been hard at work on next LP 'Drone & Sexy'. Xtra LUV & THX to @UnionPool, @VitoDruzzi, @joakim_bouaziz, @JacquesRenault & those who came!
Fulfill yr civic duty; rage w/us @theouterspacect TONITE, rage in the voting booth TMW.
Hard at #work on the new LP "https://t.co/J4ljNF139F's.Funky" catch some new jams starting Mon 11/7 @theouterspacect
@andybattaglia9 thx for the ❤️❤️❤️ seems like new order enjoys a laugh on this one https://t.co/pHjmtxzszo
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