One of John Peels favorite groups from the 1980s is still alive and hatching. They’re colorful, provocative and mostly Japanese, singing about Ninjas (their single "We Are Ninjas" was an indie chart hit !), cross-cultural relationships and joy of Japanese housewife. They released 5 albums, toured worldwide and were Perrier Award (Foster Comedy Award) nominee and chosen to be Foster Comedy God last year.
FRANK CHICKENS is a pop performance group founded in 1982. Had an independent chart hit with 'We Are Ninja', released 5 albums and toured world wide including Glastonbury Festival's second stage, NY's club Limelight, Sydney Trade Union Club, the rock festival in Kazakhstan and Club Duckie at Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 2010, they were chosen to become Foster Comedy God which is the public favourite among all the nominees of Foster Comedy award ( formally known as Perrier Award) through internet voting.
The group started as a duo ( Kazuko Hohki and Kazumi Taguchi) but now expanded to a troop and is still going strongly collecting all the misfits from Japan and UK
'The superb Frank Chickens, who are ageless but as barmy as hell. And still total ninjas' Suzanne Moore, Guardian (4/6/2011)
"One of the most distinctive performance groups on the London scene" - Peter Curran, GLR (Greater London Radio)
"Great CD's from Planet Japan...the appealingly Frank Chickens" - Robert Wyatt
"A night of zany entertainment, an audiovisual extravaganza" - Northern Star
"The excellent Frank Chickens...witty and irreverent Japanese popsters" - Time Out
"Wildly surreal...an unforgettable experience" - South Wales Echo
"Their show mixes music, cabaret, dance routines, bizarre costume changes, slides, and much more, in totally unique and thoroughly entertaining way." - Andrew Buchanan, Southampton Arts Centre Director
"Purveying their unique pop performance sensibilities to international acclaim" - Harringey Advertiser
"Fizzy, plastic pop"- The Wire
"Challenging stereotypes, blending pop with Japanese sensibility" - Victory Review, Australia
"Highly entertaining, great costume and dances, and also very witty. The best thing to say is, it is not just a gig, but a show." - Venue Manager, The Spits, London
"She's right aff her heid" - Glasgow Evening Times
"We Are Ninja "