by Chungking

With their self-produced new album ‘Defender’, Brighton’s Chungking are back to demonstrate all the elements that have made them a connoisseurs’ favourite. Slick and sultry grooves, coupled with serious musicianship. Incredibly affecting lyrics – some abstract and out there, some so direct they’re like arrows into your heart. Proper, deep-rooted songwriting that places them somewhere in a miraculous zone between Kate Bush, The Bee Gees and the ‘Drive’ soundtrack, and which could only have come from people utterly in love with pop music in all its forms. And above all, the voice and multi-layered harmonies of Jessie Banks, smooth as silk and tough as steel