ChicaneFormed in 1994 the four piece Chicane rapidly gained a strong following in their home town of Christchurch. The band features the vocal and guitar talents of Dean Chiplin who was last seen on the Failsafe label on the Avalanche Compilation playing guitar for Supertanker. David Toland on drums and Ché Rogers on bass duties and shared their talents between Chicane and Springloader who featured on the Good Things compilation.

Taking advantage of recording time offered in Greymouth the band have put together a six song mini-album which embraces the variety of songs in their live set.

The band comprised:
Dean Chiplin - Guitar and Vocals (ex-Supertanker)
Justin Schilder - Guitar and Vocals
Ché Rogers - Bass (also in Springloader and Mezzanine)
David Toland - Drums

Drummer Toland moved to Auckland after the recordings and was replaced by Whetham Alpress. The band performed gigs locally before founder members Chiplin and Schilder decided to move to Auckland, replacing Alpress with Toland and Rogers with Dylan (Elevation).

Chicane's music is predominantly solid guitar-based, ranging from the swooning pop of "Fabrication" and "Scatter Bomb" to the hard-edged wired sounds of "V-Flare" and the title track. The upbeat "Downtime" has gained inclusion on Kiwi Hit Disc 14.

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Revs Per Minute contains six songs showcasing material form Chicane's live set and includes the tracks "Downtime", "V-Flare", "Fabrication", "She's Green", "Scatter Bomb" and "Revs Per Minute".

Both "V-Flare" and "She's Green" have taken out the number one slot on Christchurch's student radio station RDU listener-voted charts.

"Revs Per Minute" mini album

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