In Swedish Chikan is an obstacle in a Formula 1 race, a wrongdoing in court, a bad hand playing cards and if you're Japanese its a person you'd rather not have beside you in the subway. Besides this it's also an up'n'coming artist with songs that vary between mellow and introverted to being stinging punches on people who since long should be down for a count.
After several EP's and extensive touring with his band Amical, the solo-effort of the singer and songwriter Petter Söderberg is now recorded and released. Previous release is a 7" split vinyl with Ariel Kill Him in 2002, both out on Circle Around A Circle. David Lehnberg from mentioned Ariel Kill Him has together with Chikan produced this debut-album with some great indie rock/pop on it. The title of the record is Cops and Crooks in Your Head and it finds inspiration in a mediocre northern hometown with a mediocre football team, too long and dark winters, and a steady smell of coffee in the air. You'll find songs on it covering the most jealous of jealous love affairs, the bitterest bitterness, those guys with the coolest rides and the feeling you get in your chest sometimes, asking you: What am I really doing here? To all this is thankfully added a great deal of hopefulness… Start listening!
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