Street Chant

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Street Chant
Streetchant2013.jpg
Street Chant in 2013
Background information
Also known as Mean Street
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Indie rock, Punk
Years active 2007–present
Labels Arch Hill
Website streetchant.com
Members Emily Edrosa
Billie Rogers
Christopher Varnham
Past members Mikey Sperring
Alex Brown

Street Chant is a New Zealand indie rock band who are signed to Arch Hill Recordings.

The band formed in Auckland in late 2007 with Emily Edrosa on guitar and vocals, Billie Rogers on bass and backing vocals and Mikey Sperring on drums, originally with the name Mean Street. In 2009 Sperring left and was replaced by Alex Brown and the band changed their name to Street Chant.[1]

In 2010 the band released their debut album Means to critical acclaim,[2][3] and won the inaugural Critics Choice Prize at the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards.[4] In 2011 Means was shortlisted for the Taite Music Prize,[5] and nominated for "Best Alternative Album" at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards[6]

In 2011 Street Chant opened for The Lemonheads in their "It's a Shame About Ray" 20th anniversary American tour.[7]

In 2012 the band released the double A-side 7" single "Frail Girls" / "Salad Daze".

In 2013 Street Chant released a 5 track cassette/free download EP called Isthmus of One Thousand Lovers.

In late 2013 Street Chant performed a New Zealand tour as backing band for David Saunders of the 90's Flying Nun Records band The 3D's, performing a selection of 3Ds songs and covers.

In early 2015 it was announced that Alex Brown had left the band, and was replaced by Christopher Varnham of Auckland post-punk band Wilberforces.

Street Chant released their second album "Hauora" in 2016 to critical acclaim. Pedestrian Support League was nominated for the 2016 Silver Scroll.


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
2010 Means [8]
  • Released: 22 August 2010
  • Formats: LP/CD/digital download
  • Label: Arch Hill Recordings
30
2016 Hauora
  • Released: 1 April 2016
  • Formats: LP/CD/digital download
  • Label: Arch Hill Recordings
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

EPs[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
2013 Isthmus of One Thousand Lovers[9]
  • Released: 11 July 2013
  • Formats: Cassette tape/digital download
  • Label: Self released
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
NZ
2005 "Scream Walk"

Split with "Got Milky" by Brand New Math

Non-album single
2012 "Sink" Non-album single
2012 "Frail Girls" / "Salad Daze" Non-album single
2015 "Pedestrian Support League" Hauora
2015 "Never"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Director(s)
2009 "Scream Walk" Thom Burton[10]
2010 "Yr Philosophy" Rover[11]
2011 "Less Chat More Sewing" Rover[12]
"Stoned Again" Andrew Moore[13]
2012 "Frail Girls" Levi Beamish[14]
"Salad Daze" Damian Golfinopoulos[15]
"Sink" Claire Littler[16]
2013 "Tear My Whole Face Off" Anna Littler, Emily Littler[17]
2015 Pedestrian Support League Simon Ward[18]
2016 "Insides" Adam Von Penfold[19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 Means New Zealand Music Awards - Critics' Choice Prize Won[20]
2011 Means New Zealand Music Awards - Best Alternative Album Nominated[21]
Means Taite Music Prize Nominated
2016 "Pedestrian Support League" Silver Scroll Award Shortlisted[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STREET CHANT". Under the Radar. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Album Review: Street Chant Means". NZ Herald. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Street Chant Means". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "WINNER FOUND". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "The 2011Taite Music Prize – Announcing the Finalists!". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Finalists revealed for NZ Music Awards". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Street Chant to tour with Lemonheads!". Cheese on Toast. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Stream / Download new EP from STREET CHANT". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Street Chant". Cheese on Toast. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Scream Walk". Street Chant. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Yr Philosophy". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Less Chat More Sewing". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Stoned Again". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Frail Girls". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Salad Days". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Sink". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Tear My Whole Face Off". Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Street Chant - Pedestrian Support League - Music Video". YouTube. Arch Hill Recordings. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Street Chant -Insides". YouTube. Street Chant. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  20. ^ Sundae, Hugh (16 September 2010). "Street Chant win Critics' Choice Award". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  21. ^ "BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM 2011". RMNZ. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "Finalists for the 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Award have been announced". Stuff. Fairfax. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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