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Saigon High Chair Pirates

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Coming together in from the disparate shores of Salford, Perth and South Africa, Saigon High Chair Pirates kicked against the pricks for a year with a blend of punk rock, stuttering laptop beats and synths, esoteric sampling, pop savvy and polemical lyricism. Living in Glasgow before it was de rigueur, they collected a fair local following despite playing only four live shows before they dismembered in 2003, and their debut self-produced four-track single Pirate Radio sold out its entire run.

An EP, Plural(s), and an album, Exploding Songs, were planned and demoed to various degrees before the band split during the recording of Plural(s). Saigon High Chair Pirates were later to reform at an exhibition of Gameboy music, and should currently be considered ‘on hiatus’. The Pirate Radio single, finished demos for Plural(s) and partial ones intended for Exploding Songs were collected with remixes by National Forest, Sandy and the Butcher, and others and issued as Discography in .

Two of the three core Saigon members, Germlin and Yoko, Oh No! currently tour solo as well as together under the name Gay Against You, and the other, Tom Violence, performs as part of 30KB. Members of Saigon’s artistic collective and associates went on to bands including The Flying Matchstick Men, Le Reno Amps, grnr, Soulhopper and Shards.

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  • tom_dissonance

    it was sort of half-band, half-steep learning curve.

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • viragom

    Wow so it didn't last long at all...

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • terremonto

    so? I like you very much! I enjoy your music! It's fine to me.... shure and it is not for everyone... and I realized I only have 16 plays in my library... I must die now! bla bla blah blahhh... I can write :)

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • chepsydelic

    unexploded song!

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • mahavishnu

    listen to pirate radio. its good.

    14 Nov 2007 Reply
  • jocrow

    wow, it's just like a real band!

    13 May 2007 Reply
  • ohsoloud

    sort of Britpop-experimental-metal... very reminiscent of 70s

    27 May 2006 Reply