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Un Chien is, from left, Kris Knight (keyboard), Rachel Gollay (guitar & vocals), Stephen Beatty (guitar and vocals), Taylor Craig Mills (bass & vocals) and Jerrett Lyday CQ) on drums.

Un Chien stumps for new release

Fort Worth quintet Un Chien releases a special limited edition of its self-titled debut Friday night in Fort Worth.

Un Chien bills itself as a psychedelic rock outfit, but there’s a hint of Oasis’ craving and a pinch of the Beatles’ jangly chords and shimmering drums on the debut. Basically, this North Texas band has all the Texas indie cred it needs and all the nostalgic British Invasion attitude it wants. The band is headed up by Stephen Beatty of the gutsy and gritty roots rock clan Stella Rose. But Un Chien would pair nicely with Denton’s Sundress any day.

The band is on the roster of Dallas/Denton label Hand Drawn Records, a rising record label co-created and co-owned by University of North Texas alumnus Dustin Blocker, a one-time Denton musician. Hand Drawn isn’t a one-note label by any stretch, representing the pop-blues piano rock of Denton’s Andrew Tinker and Blocker’s own Exit 380.

Dallas-based band Dove Hunter, whose members have plenty of Denton ties, opens for Un Chien with Fort Worth’s Secret Ghost Champion at Queen City Music Hall, 425 Commerce St. in Fort Worth. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $10, and the show is for ages 21 and older.

— Lucinda Breeding

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