Sick of "overworked, limp-wristed pop-rock", Emily Littler and Billie Rogers formed Street Chant in 2009. After their debut album Means won the Critics’ Choice Prize at the 2010 NZ Music Awards, the band headed abroad on tours with The Dead Weather and The Lemonheads. Their long-awaited second album Hauora was released to acclaim in 2016, with lead single 'Pedestrian Support League' nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll. Street Chant announced their split with a farewell NZ tour in September 2016.