CHOPS and a.P.A.t.T. are playing a few gigs together from 28 april till 3 may. the dates are as follows:
28th APRIL - The Junction, BRISTOL - CHOPS, APATT
29th APRIL - Cargo, LONDON - Upset The Rhythm - YACHT, CHOPS, APATT
30th APRIL - Sumo, LEICESTER - with Talk Taxis & Meteor Street
1st MAY - Portland Arms, CAMBRIDGE - APATT, CHOPS
2nd MAY - DESPERATELY NEED A GIG SO WE DON'T HAVE A DAY OFF! PLEASE HELP!?!?
3rd MAY - Rootys @ Custard Factory, BIRMINGHAM - TALIBAM!, APATT, CHOPS plus DJs till 4am!
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 is available on CLASS A AUDIO! 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)
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 U!TR releases; BARR, DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!, ESQUILAX, GOWNS, HANDS ON HEADS, KIT, LEOPARD LEG, JOHN MAUS, NO AGE, NUMBERS, THE STICKS, T.I.T.S., TRENCHER, YIKES. Since conception in early 2007, CHOPS have contributed to several compilations, 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), A.p.A.T.t. (Pickled Egg, Chinchilla-Tone), and RANDOM NUMBER (Rock Action, Irritant, Catmobile). In November 2007 a GUARDIAN UNLIMITED blog article 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. Members of CHOPS also play/have played in QUACK QUACK, MASSIVE HERON, TWO MINUTE NOODLES, EYE HAI, SENSE OR THIS?, MANSUN and INECTO SCHOOL. Members of CHOPS have also performed as guests in bands such as CHROME HOOF, DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK, CHRIS CORSANO, etc