CHICKEN is a recently formed trio with Katrin Plavčak on guitar and vocals, Nicholas Hoffman on bass and vocals and Hari Ganglberger on drums. Their music is independent songwriting and the songs are interpreted in the classic three piece sound, direct and playful, using driving rhythms and sometimes odd meters, amplified and distorted sounds plus the human vocal system. The lyrics talk about electricity, chicken, robots, an earthquake and bees, body-parts, a man sitting in the dark, but also space travel, how you get by with poor eyesight or about the painter Nina Hamnett. The band members fancy bands like Captain Beefheart, Talking Heads, Magnetic Fields, Jonathan Richmen, Jellyfish Kiss, King Missile, Snakefinger and the Plastic People of the Universe.
Katrin Plavčak - e-guitar + vocals
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.
Nicholas Hoffman - e-bass + vocals
Ohio-based Nicholas Hoffman currently lives in Vienna. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at Städelschule Frankfurt. He makes music and objects and sometimes puts them together in long performances.
Hari Ganglberger - drums
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.