CHUNGKING

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BIOGRAPHY:
Chungking is an electronic alternative band by Jessie Banks, Sean Hennessy and Ben Townsend from England, based in Brighton. Chungking was set in motion by the basement-based musical tinkerings of Sean Hennessey and his friend James Stephenson. The pair eventually decided to obtain a vocalist and discovered that Hennessey's then-girlfriend, Jessie Banks, could sing. Together they spent some time writing music and demoing songs, some of which made their way to Japan where a Tokyo DJ cut part of the demo CD onto 12" records. One of these records landed in the hands of the owner of Tummy Touch Records with the Japanese label reading "beautiful Chungking music" (From where the band eventually got its name). The owner tracked the band down and persuaded them to finish their album. Their first album We Travel Fast was released under Tummy Touch Records in 2003.
Chungking then released the album "The hungry years" in 2004 which was a modified version of "We Travel Fast" In 2007 the album "Stay Up Forever" was released by Gut Records. Chungking then took some time out from making records and wrote primarily for T.V. and advertising. Songs were featured on programmes such as Nip/Tuck, Ugly Betty and Greys Anatomy. Chungking decided in 2012 that it was time to get back to the magic of the studio and create a new album. "Defender" has been recorded and is anticipated for release in 2015.



LAST ALBUM:
DEFENDER (2015)
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HOMEPAGE: www.chungkingmusic.tumblr.com

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DISCOGRAPHY - ALBUM:

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2015 - DEFENDER
Label: Black Volta Records 
2006 - STAY UP FOREVER
Label: Institute Recordings
2004 - THE HUNGRY YEARS

Label: Gut Records
2003 - WE TRAVEL FAST

Label: Tummy Touch


DIVAMANIA - ALBUM OF THE MONTH (July 2015):

CHUNGKING - DEFENDER
(Label: Black Volta Records)

chungkingAfter a Breaktime of 9 Years returns Chungking with a comeback album with 12 sophisticated Songpearls of Trip Hop, Singer-songwriter Pop and Lounge. The Voice of Jessie Banks is like Kate Bush in a electronic Fairyland of a revolutionary neverending story. There playing in the same League like Röyksopp, Morcheeba, Afterlife, Air or Goldfrapp and the quality has all reasons for a fantastic Summer with the fantastic Chungking.


PREDICATE: "Comeback of the Year"
(Femon Futura)



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