Music video by The Checks performing Hunting Whales. (c) 2007 Full Time Hobby Records under exclusive license to SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Limited
The Checks are a New Zealand rock band formed in 2002 that are well known for their brand of blues-driven and high-energy rock, similar to contemporaries such as The Hives and fellow New Zealanders The Datsuns, and are at the forefront of the North Shore/Devonport sound, along with Brain Slaves, The Electric Confectionaires, and White Birds and Lemons. In 2006 they moved to England to begin work on a debut LP, titled Hunting Whales, which was released on October 1st, 2007, and spent four weeks in the New Zealand Top 40 Album Charts, peaking at number 21. The album was produced by Ian Broudie. Their single "What You Heard" debuted at #16 on the UK Indie charts, and peaked at 21 on the New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart. The band released their second album Alice by the Moon on June 8th 2009 through their own label Pie Club Records. The album peaked at number 13 on the NZ Top 40 Album Charts.
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