Apparently Chikinki sound like nothing else on earth. Now even among the usual hyperbole and inflated truths to be found on press releases this takes some beating. Which is not to say that they aren't any good, but I think anyone at their label that truly thinks they have some groundbreaking, epoch-defining act on their hands needs to check their head.
Hints of early Cure in the vocals and bassline mixed with an undercurrent of buzzing synths and jangling guitars, topped off with an aggressive marketing campaign should see five Bristol based lads catch a ride on the post-punk funk disco zeitgeist, but whereas the likes of !!! or The Rapture sound truly at home lost in the strobes and smoke of a nightclub, Chikinki still sound too much like an indie band with just a couple of good ideas up their sleeve, backs to the wall watching the dance-floor instead of diving straight in.
Saying that, a couple of good ideas is a hell of a lot more than most bands these days have and if they get given a chance to run with them, there's every chance they may break out and produce something genuinely interesting.