chinchilla / room237 / brudenell social club, leeds
thursday 3rd december
£7 - ticket details announced soon
+ 1 more awaiting confirmation
Philly vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1OkjR6VVMs
Italy vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGjM3GmVeIY
13 Monsters vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ2ni-bYL_o
Peel Session - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hcw1C1AzQI
The adorable, humble, positive and creative spirits of Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson have been cultivating their overdriven-octave-whammy playful galloping monolith bass, hard hard hard frenetic drums and telephone vocals of practically hilarious volume since 1994 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA; yes, fact fans, that makes this the end of their 15th year together. Since joining Load Records in 1997, they have released 5 albums and the eye-popping Power Of Salad DVD, all garnished with dribbling acclaim, hammered home with their staggering live reputation from various world tours and appearances in kitchens, car parks, warehouses and festivals such as several ATPs and Primavera. Chippendale has released comics like Maggots and Ninja, plays in Mindflayer and his solo project Black Pus, as well as making appearances with Thurston Moore, Bjork and Lee Scratch Perry, while Gibson plays drums in Wizardzz, makes animations for his Barkley's Barnyard Critters series (http://youtube.com/user/barkleydog), and eats pizzas as lead artist at Harmonix - the slightly embarrassed by the success of it all creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. But you can forget about all that - Lightning Bolt is all about the asteroids of burning bass chord progressions and intricate progressive symphonies that creep amongst the excessive volume of pounding sub frequencies and joyous volcanic white noise. The scattering, danceable fast beats are reinforced with sonically mesmerised glee, fairy tales, terrorism, anarchy, and superheroes. Returning to The Brudenell after their appearance at the Club back in 2006 for what is pretty much definitely going to be the sell out super party of the year! Yes!
Village Idiot Live from Sayers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXno-yoOWfI
The Face Of A Crow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiQWvwOl7v8
The Stars Spell Out Your Name - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKEMPdheCR0
Nosferatu score - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYs4yqXVpsc
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), flirtatiously revealing their influences in subtle and overblown style, carefully and carelessly churning them into new, unrecognisable, magnificent shapes. Effortless 5 way vocal harmonies soar above a veritable orchestra of instrumentation, from midi guitar, bass, synths and drums to clarinet, alto sax, violin, xylophone, accordian and various percussion. a.P.A.t.T. have been together since 1999, with releases out on Pickled Egg, Class A Audio and on their own record label, aPeHAt, as well as a forthcoming split 12" with Drumize on Upset The Rhythm and an album on Chinchilla Tone. a.P.A.t.T. regularly participate in arts events, such as composing a musical score for Nosferatu and performances for the Liverpool European Capital of Culture bid, in primary schools, and even a cameo appearance on the (admittedly dreadful) Massive tv show starring Jonny Vegas and Ralph Little. The newest a.P.A.t.T. songs harvest the benefits of a settled line-up, their excessive ideas baked into the tastiest feasts. I've always thought of a.P.A.t.T. as being a lot like Marmite - a lot of people will love them, and lot of people will hate them, but either way, they're nutritiously worthy of being a household name for your morning wake up call.
Manland No. 5 live on Leeds International Swimming Pool by David Lynch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UdtypYL6s4
Google My Stats live - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnWH-824uAA
CHOPS consists of humans and equipment in Leeds since February 2007, making use of drums, analog synths, digital keys, electronics, effect drenched sax and vocals and physical frequencies of psychological temptation. Last chance to see CHOPS in 2009! CHOPS explore several and many ridiculous inverted pathways of euphoric frazzled dance, cosmic interferences and edge-teetering tweaking jazz swing outs. CHOPS does its own work for whoever will listen, with releases on Upset The Rhythm Records, hyperbolic talk from The Guardian about "the UK's new sonic pioneers", appearances at festivals with Sun Ra's Arkestra, and a video/projection directed by David Lynch on top of the now demolished Leeds International Swimming Pool, which can be accessed by GPS-locating video media devices. CHOPS dispenses with the repertoire of knowledge and experience that is presumed to be required to appreciate art; replacing the elite, intellectual pleasure of "getting it" with the instant egalitarian fun-house pleasure of disorientation. CHOPS makes you as one in anxious, enjoyable reckless abandon and failure, where you may become aware of the vast perceptual resources that await your command just beyond the threshold of your knowing. These, of course, can only be inferred on the rare occasions when they fail to serve your purposes. CHOPS provides picnics for these occasions.