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Its a.P.A.t.T.

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 release, (e.P.) in 2002 a.P.A.t.T. has released 7 albums, numerous singles, endless music videos and short films, received commissions from a Smörgåsbord of leading arts organisations, made a full feature film and even starred and composed for a BBC TV Sitcom.

a.P.A.t.T. and its nomenclature began with a master tape of ‘anyone in the room’ recordings made at the dawn of the Mini-Disc 4 track era around 1998/99..the music was collage in a way and potentially influenced the non-linear ‘genre-less’ approach and sidestepped into the somewhat anti-hierarchical line-up of the act.


Latest album ‘We’ (2023) just received album of the month from The Quietus…

‘A postmodern take on the notion, however, might include some of the more maddening aspects of modern existence – advertisements and radio jingles, disembodied snippets of movie dialogue, audible incursions of other people’s music on public transport. This is not so much attention deficit music as attention intensive music which rewards time spent with it, particularly for listeners whose taste remains relatively fluid. The recently departed Mark Stewart once said: “Taste is a form of censorship", something a.P.A.t.T. appreciate and toy with the listener’s expectations accordingly. This can sometimes lead to a startling realisation that something potentially unpalatable has appeared on one’s plate, but can also result in eventual appreciation of new flavour combinations.

We, the band’s first full-length release in almost 7 years, resumes their sublime/ridiculous directive with aplomb. ‘


The previous album Fun with Music (2016) saw 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

Unfamiliar with a.P.A.t.T. THINK> The Beatles *Metronomy *Gong *Khanate *Tortoise *DEVO *Dillinger Escape Plan *Gentle Giant *White Noise *Bjork *Icy Demons *Talking Heads *Brutal Truth *Aphex Twin *Black Sabbath *The Locust *William D Drake *Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band *Van Dyke Parks *ABBA *Claude Debussy *Mens Recovery Project *Need New Body *The Residents *Duran Duran *Olivia Tremor Control *Frank Zappa *WEEN *Captain Beefheart *John Zorn *The Beach Boys *Todd Rundgren *Slayer *Brian Eno *Mr Bungle *Of Montreal *Tortoise *Sax Ruins *Cardiacs * ad infinum

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