CHOPS and a.P.A.t.T. are touring the UK together from 20 April till 3 May.
Would you like to book a date!? Please get in touch with me - email@example.com if you're interested! Thanks...
Witness the all-encompassing brilliance of Liverpool's "every-wave" obsessive compulsives, chewing up elements of every musical genre you ever heard (and a few you haven't), carefully and carelessly churning them into new, unrecognisable, magnificent shapes.
a.P.A.t.T. are very busy at the moment, oh yes very busy indeed! Full length 12" vinyl and CD album on CHINCHILLA-TONE out soon! Also available is a recently released new full length CD release entitled 'Black And White Mass' on PICKLED EGG RECORDS (home to NEED NEW BODY, BABLICON, THE GO TEAM, DANIEL JOHNSTON, FULBORN TEVERSHAM, etc). A 3 track 12" vinyl split with STIG NOISE will be available on CLASS A AUDIO soon! a.P.A.t.T. have also nearly completed "a.P.A.t.T. The Movie", set for release sometime in 2008 on DVD and in selected Cinemas maybe near you.
"a.P.A.t.T. are a motherfucking experience. Probably the only UK band i can think of to come up with their vision of the dark, vicious and fuck me, rather scary vision of the ACID PUNK dropped onto us from the visions of Gibby from the Butthole Surfers. We love them. You need to hear this. It's insane." Alan Mcgee (CREATION/POPTONES)
"a.P.A.t.T. are currently an enticing, bewildering and daunting prospect. They can sweep through several genres in the space of an opening verse, rewriting musical histories with a collectively raised eyebrow. If you so much as dip your toes in to test the water, you find yourself dragged into a Wonka-esque tour of expertly-executed skits that take in Zappa, classical music both ancient and modern, punk, jazz, metal and a whole bundle of stuff that hasn't been invented yet. Dexterous, monstrous and mind-wideningly wondrous." Hayley Avron (PLAN B, October 2007)
Freewheeling dysfunctional big beat drums! Cosmic keys! Mind controlling tone generators! Limb shaking guitars! Shifted sax! Jazz lounge with uncomfortable sofas! Broken R'n'B! Calypso played naked in the fridge-freezer! Euphoric knees-up! Psychedelic forays into wonk pop music! Fresh faced fortune tellers! Tear jerkers! Motivational speakers! One Love Revivalists! We have no taste, but, ladies and gentlemen, we are your chefs tonight...
CHOPS has been invited into the bosom of UPSET THE RHYHTM, as part of their on-going vinyl split series of UK bands - the 12" split with HELHESTON will be out increasingly soon! Recorded at NO RECORDING STUDIO with the very lovely John Hannon (who has previously recorded the likes of CHROME HOOF, TRENCHER, BIRDS OF DELAY, JAMES BLACKSHAW, MAN AUBERGINE, CLECKHUDDERSFAX, WOMAN, etc). In the mean time, we recommend that you take time to listen to other UTR releases; BARR, DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!, ESQUILAX, GOWNS, HANDS ON HEADS, KIT, LEOPARD LEG, JOHN MAUS, NO AGE, NUMBERS, SOILED MATTRESS & THE SPRINGS, THE STICKS, T.I.T.S., TRENCHER, YIKES.
In November 2007 a GUARDIAN UNLIMITED blog article by an Education Sub-editor, listed CHOPS, QUACK QUACK, CHINCHILLA and UPSET THE RHYTHM as the UK's "new sonic pioneers" providing a "light at the end of the tunnel" for the authors percieved dominance of US underground bands in the UK.
Since conception in early 2007, CHOPS have contributed to several compilations on CHINCHILLA-TONE, ROOM237 and the forthcoming STENCH OF MUSCLE. CHOPS also toured with TALIBAM!, PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ and COWTOWN, and played gigs with bands such as CLARK (Warp), MARNIE STERN (Kill Rock Stars), DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA! (Upset The Rhythm), OvO (Load), INDIAN JEWELRY (Monitor, Deleted Art, Skinny Wolves), GAY AGAINST YOU(ADDADAT), BILGE PUMP (Gringo, Run Of The Mill, etc), and RANDOM NUMBER (Rock Action, Irritant, Catmobile).
CHOPS also have a gig booked with BLACK DICE at Cargo in London on 17 March, just after Dom returns from playing sax in CHROME HOOF around Europe for a month. Members of CHOPS also play/have played in/with: QUACK QUACK, MASSIVE HERON, TWO MINUTE NOODLES, EYE HAI, SENSE OR THIS?, INECTO SCHOOL, MANSUN, DOUBLE SIX FLIGHT TEAM, DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK, ACTION BEAT, etc etc etc etc etc etc!.
nothing booked yet, just starting with it today.
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