MUSIC AWARDS: WINNER: "Indie Rock Album of the Year" + "Best Female Vocal Performance (Rachel Gollay)" 2014
Nominated: "Best Rock Act" FW Weekly Music Awards (2014, 2015, 2016) Nominated: "Best Indie Rock Album, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Other Performance (Keyboard)" FW Weekly Music Awards (2014) + "Best Local Album 2013" Staff Picks
FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM— "This is a fairly cerebral band made up of some outstanding musicians. We told you about them last year, and they have done nothing but improve every time I’ve seen them since."
FORT WORTH WEEKLY—"...a gritty, rocking, psychedelic quintet...Its majesty lies in the psychedelic spaciousness and languorous detail that Beatty and company superbly establish."
Un Chien pulls influence from American psychedelic rock, blues and experimental stylings. In pursuit of a more experimental sound, bandleader Stephen Beatty began the project after leaving the long-running Fort Worth act, Stella Rose. After a stellar independent release of their debut EP in Spring 2013, the band was quickly signed to Hand Drawn Records.
The act is rapidly garnering attention as one of North Texas’ most exciting live acts, and with their full length debut slated for limited release in December 2013, they are poised to begin ascendancy outside of the region. A band with limitless musical boundaries, and unfettered brooding appeal, Un Chien is fascinatingly two things at once; clandestine and thrilling.