After a five year gap since their first single, ‘Pensioners Watch TV’, Chunky Planet finally released their follow up, ‘Walking in My Shoes’ the E.P on Friday 16th October 2009. The pair have also been chosen as pick of the fortnight in the October edition of HOTPress magazine and the title track has made the playlists on both national and local radio over last few weeks including Today FM and RTE Radio 1.
Chunky Planet have performed throughout Cork and Ireland having previously toured with Annette Buckley and chosen to share the line-up in Derry as part of the Tennant’s Intro festival alongside such bands as Delorentos and Leya. At the time, their single Pensioners Watch TV earned Chunky Planet national airplay and rave reviews with an honouree mention in the edition of Hot Press’s Cork songs of all time.
A husband and wife collaboration, Chunky Planet’s commentary style lyrics and alternative indie/folk sound is no recipe for nostalgic love songs. A ‘tell it how you see it’ approach, they switch from the sweet to the absurd, always bringing a certain edge and rawness to their music.
The title track,’ Walking in my Shoes’, inspired by the birth of their second child, originally written weeks before he was born also features guest musician, Annette Buckley on piano and harmony vocals. Other tracks on the EP include the upbeat Take me to the Stars, the contemporary bluesy feel of No Messages, No Complaints and the more experimental song Suicide Bomber, featuring samples, sound effects and an edginess that might make you pause for thought…
The EP is now available at Plugd Records in Cork, Road Records, Dublin, CD baby in the USA, as well by download through most major digital sites including iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and downloadmusic.ie. The E.P can also be ordered direct from the band’s website www.chunkyplanet.com
“Chunky Planet make it work because they think and play outside the box”
(HOTPress) October 2009
“Gripping Rhythms coupled with some wonderfully punchy vocals…like any good E.P it has the listener wanting more.”
(Limerick Event Guide) November 2009
“Get onboard now, before they become too popular to be cool”
(Cork Evening Echo)
“Cork’s most likely candidates for better things”
Listen to Chunky Planets new single:
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