The Bands of Gonerfest – Chook Race

Chook RaceGonerfest 13 is getting closer and closer, happening September 29th in Memphis. Continuing on with our series spotlighting those bands that will be on stage I give to you the band Chook Race! The band is out of Australia, and members are Matthew, Carolyn and Rob. They have this guitar driven, pop sound that is easy listening and chill. Chook Race will release their second LP titled Around the House in September via Trouble In Mind Records. The single “Hard to Clean” is a light melody with melancholy undertones while the track “Sometimes” is a faster energetic vibe with more of a garage feel. They have some shows in Australia right now leading up to Gonerfest and many dates here in the U.S. going through October.

Chook Race is…

…a guitar pop trio out of Melbourne, Australia.

Chook Race sounds like…

…have a listen and decide for yourself.


Lets see, well we’ve written songs about many beautiful things, romantic observations, people, interpersonal relationships, the day to day.

Would you like to say anything about your new album?

It’s titled ‘Around the House’ and our second record. The album is being released by Chicago’s ‘Trouble in Mind’ internationally and from sunny Brisbane, Australia’s ‘Tenth Court’ in AU/NZ. It features songs about many beautiful things.

What does the rest of this year look like for Chook Race?

Wonderfully busy! Here’s proof:

9.19.16 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
9.20.16 – Detroit , MI – UFO Factory
9.21.16 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
9.22.16 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA
9.23.16 – Boston, MA – TBA
9.24.16 – New York, NY – Cake Shop
9.25.16 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
9.26.16 – Baltimore, MD – Wind-Up Space (w/ Sauna Youth)
9.27.16 – Winston-Salem, NC – Reanimator
9.28.16 – Atlanta, GA – 529 – (w/ Power)
9.29.16 – Memphis, TN – Goner Fest 13
10.5.16 – Austin, TX – Beerland
10.7.16 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
10.8.16 – El Centro, CA – Strangers West
10.9.16 – Los Angeles, CA – Ham & Eggs Tavern
10.10.16 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
10.12.16 – Seattle, WA – The Highline
10.13.16 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10.15.16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records
10.17.16 – Lawrence, KS – Eighth Street Tap Room
10.18.16 – Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon
10.19.16 – Milwaukee, WI – Company Brewing
10.20.16 – Hammond, IN – TBA

Thoughts on GonerFest?

Well, I’ve always ogled at the lineup. In reality though, It’s hard for me to have any relevant thought; I’m yet to attend. Carolyn made it across the seas a few years back and had a blast. That’s something!

Any other bands playing GonerFest you are excited to catch play?

I’m not going to start playing favorites, I’d prefer to plant myself in front of the stage with a completely open mind.

Director – Helena Plazzer
Director of photography – Amanda Santamaria

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Buy your tickets to Goner Fest HERE. A big thanks to Chook Race for talking with me and Goner for being host to such a kickass rock festival.

Check out Goner Records website and Facebook for more artists lineup and updates! We will be posting more in the coming weeks before this goes down September 29!

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