New Zealand power-pop trio Street Chant aren’t a band known for their inactivity. In their earlier days and prior incarnation as Mean Street, the band became notorious for playing nigh on every weekend in their hometown of Auckland. Greater exposure led to multiple national tours, including one with luminaries The 3Ds, followed closely by a much-envied opening slot for The Dead Weather’s Australasian trip.
Riding high on this success, in mid-2010 their debut album ‘Means’ was released. The album received high praise both locally and abroad, and with their victory in the inaugural Critics’ Choice category at the New Zealand Music Awards (not to mention adoring coverage from local news media), their profile in their homeland reached a status rarely afforded to local indie acts. To the benefit of the citizens of Aotearoa, and now to the world, it doesn’t appear that this increased exposure has put them in any mind to slow down.