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D/B Recommended: The Chap @ About Blank Berlin | Tuesday, 19.02.2013

London based experimental pop band The Chap purvey a stunning blend of indietronics and electro-pop.

With support from local producer Ponk this is sure to be another excellent show in About Blank’s About Band live concert series.

In early 2006 they toured Europe to support their second album Ham which gained much critical acclaim including an album of the month in The Wire. On 19 April 2008 (26 April in the UK) they released a third album, Mega Breakfast .

The Chap | Fun & Interesting

They are named after a wonderful little magazine on how to be the perfect modern gentleman.Past and present occupations of the band members include teaching modern composition, market research interviewing, tour managing, music therapy, music journalism, java script programming, jingle writing, teaching piano and making cocktails. The Chap record and produce their own records at home. Their music is influenced by film structure, Dadaism, computer magazines, free improv and the entire pop canon. They make pop-improv-disco-rock.

They’re actually pretty OK musicians. Some of them have had real training. Starting out with very limited equipment (one single mic, for example), they came up with first album “The Horse”, a surreal lo-fi classic with deliberately pompous compositional ambitions. “Ham”, the follow–up, was recorded with four microphones instead of one and (partially) journeys into more melancholy territory, earning considerable acclaim and legendary cult status.

The Chap  + Ponk LIVE
presented by Puschen

Tuesday, 19 Febuary 2013 | 20:00 CET
About Blank | Markgrafendamm 24c | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain

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