| Chungking have been spreading the love all over, with Let The Love In hitting the airwaves on Radio 1 (Zane Lowe, Mary Anne Hobbs, The Blue Room and One World) and XFM (Record of the Week on John Kennedy). |
Sitting in the bath one day, Sean could hear Jessie rattling around in the kitchen, picking up the guitar, knocking out a Joni Mitchell tune. Not a bad voice.... Really not a bad voice at all....... restraining the Archimedes instinct, a light bulb appeared above Sean's head and, wrapping a towel around him, he hustled Jessie into the cellar and in front of the microphone
Jessie, James and Sean named the group Chungking. The title initially came from the film "Chungking Express" because it spoke of isolation and shared the paradoxical nature of the band, being hopeful cynics. The Mama's and The Papa's 'California Dreaming' was a persistent theme, which was not only a great song, but squared their bittersweet and escapist nature - in a cellar, yet the music soared in the sunshine; in love, yet the frequent reality was frustration and paranoia. "I wonder if there's anything in the world that won't expire?" was a wistful quote, from the same character that used, as a password, "Undying Love".
Let The Love In is out on September 1st.
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