Redefining notions of failure and success. Electronic Art Rock..?
a.P.A.t.T. are an English art collective best known for its avant-garde music and multimedia works.
Since their first official release, (e.P.) (2002), the group has released over 9 full length releases, numerous singles, music videos and short films, multiple commissions from leading arts organisations, a feature film and even cameoed in a BBC Sitcom starring Ralf Little and Johnny Vegas, entitled 'Massive'. a.P.A.t.T. of course play a hapless avant garde band. Ralf Little's character describes the band as "Shit"..
a.P.A.t.T. began with the completion of a C90 cassette in around 1997, the way that music was collected has seemed to influence the ‘genre-less’ approach and inform the somewhat anti-hierarchical line-up of the act ever since.
Last album Fun with Music (2016) sees the band more refined and focussed than ever...”Their most accessible work yet..in a freaky kinda way.” says BBC's Stuart Maconie. Consider it their White Album. “a.P.A.t.T.'s suitably madcap musical mix lives up to its title and is the definition of the word 'progressive' with a quintessentially British humour” (Prog Magazine)
Upset the Rhythm describe a.P.A.t.T. as
"Going through a constant evolution of hardware and software changes, the group fuses mathy, synth-led moments with almost Klezmery freak-outs rendered in accordion, strings, brass and piano. Think the missing link between The Locust, Danielson Famile and A Hawk and A Hacksaw and you may be getting close!"
"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