Chicken is a recently formed trio with Katrin Plavčak on guitar, writing lyrics and singing, Nic Hoffman on bass and doing vocals, and Hari Ganglberger on drums. Its independent songwriting is about electricity, chicken, robots, love, a man sitting in the dark listening to birds, but also space travel, how it is when you're wearing glasses, or are the painter Nina Hamnett. The songs are transformed into the classic three piece sound, are direct and playful, with influences like Captain Beefheart, Zappa and Talking Heads, Silver Jews and Pavement, all bands fancied by the different band members of Chicken.
Katrin Plavčak is an artist born in Germany, who grew up in Austria, studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and lived in Berlin the last 16 years. She was a member of the bands Blendwerk (Vienna) and Erste Stufe Haifisch (Berlin) and released with them 3 CD’s and an audiotape.
The drummer, Hari Ganglberger, born in Upper Austria studied classical percussion at the Conservatory Linz and Jazz drums at the Conservatory Vienna. In 1999 he relocated to New York City, where he worked as a musician for the next 16 years. He collaborated, among others, with Bill Laswell, DinMachine, and Kap10Kurt.