The a.P.A.t.T. of today take a skilled yet cheeky approach to playing progressive pop that owes as much to Kurt Schwitters and the Chapman Brothers as it does to ABBA and Zappa. In touring new album Fun With Music, a.P.A.t.T. have condensed their vision-quest into 45 minutes of hooky, style-busting live band material, evading capture at every turn. This is the band that swaps instruments live mid-track and has even run its own small country for an evening: it's a restless and relentless take on 21st century music and performance through a lens of knowing, winking, quintessentially British humour.
A decade ago, a.P.A.t.T.'s initial membership consisted of grindcore aficionados and 'extreme pop' fans, rejuvenating through a high quality musician's tag-team scenario ever since. a.P.A.t.T.'s sound is something of a moving target, they take a leaf out of the same book that gave us the big-thinking thugs of clever music - you know the kind… Yoko, Paul, John, Fripp, Eno, Thom, Johnny, Kate, Madge, Dave, Dave, and Dave, Wonder, Mothersbaugh, Dré, Pac, Biggie, Walter, Wendy, Karlheinz, and Kuti.
BBC Radio just played 'Yes...that's Positive' & BBC Radio 1 awarded a.P.A.t.T. 'Album of the Week' for their album Black & White Mass.
"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. have released records through Cargo, Pickled Egg, Upset the Rhythm and POSTMUSIC., and have toured and played with Secret Chiefs 3, Daniel Johnston, The Locust, Lightning Bolt, R. Stevie Moore, Charles Hayward, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Howie Reeves, Icy Demons, Y.A.C.H.T., Harry Merry, Chromehoof, Acid Mothers Temple, Upsilon Acrux, The Evolution Control Committee, Vialka, DJ Scotch Egg and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
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