Dance, Hip Hop, Pop, Roots
Ofa - vocals/guitar, Alex - guitar/vocals, Kasper - drums, Chris - bass, Matty C - percussion, Jungles - backing vocals, Nia - backing vocals, Josh - saxaphone
Unearthed artists we like
The Lowdown, Band of Frequencies, Loren, BONJAH, The Barons Of Tang, CC The Cat, Dan Lethbridge, Kingfisha, Laneous & The Family Yah, Banawurun, Sol Nation, Ark Room, Zennith, Cheap Fakes, SCHOOLFIGHT, Declan Kelly, Symbiosis, Dom Cooley
Formed in the boroughs of Brisbane, Chocolate Strings, often referred to as 'The Strings', have over the years established themselves as East Coast festival favourites for their thumping soul, funk and reggae inspired hits. This motley orchestra of 8 is always guaranteed to get everyone out on the dancefloor.
Heading up their powerful vocal harmonies are three female South Pacific Islander singers; Ofa Fanaika, Nia Falekakala and Nicole Loa McWalters from Tonga and Papua New Guinea respectively.
Their latest single PLAYING PRETEND, inspired by the sounds of Michael Kiwanuka, registers as a score of dreamy neo-soul arrangements strongly focused on melodic harmonies mingled with flavours of Mo Town and old school soul.
Recorded and mixed in the bands home of West End at Tanuki Lounge by Pauli B (The Beautiful Girls, george) it is a significant debut and showcases Chocolate Strings' penchant for experimenting with a blend of music genres.
On the B-side of this single POLYAMORY delivers another rich traditional Polynesian inspired doo-wop hit, which rounds our their last single release before their anticipated full length album released later in the year.