In the psychic wastelands of the 21st century, one particular sonic force looms large. Transcendental like the malignant force that fuels the zombie movies of lore, Part Chimp have made it their business to shake speaker-stacks, fry brains and induce jouissance and tinnitus alike across the UK.

The bands live show is everything that makes Part Chimp the most intimidating primate fit to lay waste to Bath. It is a fearsome testimony to a band with a skewed melodic skill to match their mighty potency. Echoes of their forebears – the ornery prehistoric lurch of Melvins and the droogy ur-clang of Sonic Youth among them – can be distantly discerned, yet they’re now drowned out by an individual assault as pulverising as invigorating, nihilistic yet life-affirming. This band will demolish your house, but you’ll cheerfully thank them for it afterwards.

The bands joy at playing live comes through the panic and chaos of always being on the verge of a sonic calamity. Mostly due to their decrepit equipment, never writing set lists, drunkenness and under-rehearsing. People are used to some degree of professionalism when they see a band. There’s a lot of ‘confidence’ in music these days which can leave audiences cold. Part Chimp have always represented the shambolic element of performance.

We love it when peoples gear fucks up, strings break, amps fritzing. It brings out the reckless abandon in a performance, which is precisely what we will get from Part Chimp in 2024. 

Supporting the show will be one of our own. Legends among the Bath area music scene, Thought-Forms grew out of a budding community that eventually gave us bands such a Decade, The Struts and Bite The Buffalo. Carving a much more subtle and niche path, Thought-Forms crafted sonic beauty across their 4 records and numerous singles, limited edition CDr’s and cassettes. 

They toured the world, often along side label mates PORTISHEAD, playing Ampitheater’s, festivals, dive bars and everything in between. Their last live performance was a rapturous reception at 2023’s ARC TAN GENT festival, their first live show since before the pandemic. This is an incredibly rare and special outing for the band. 

Opening the show will be Jimmy “running punk” Watkins. The Welsh mad man, formally of Future of the Left, who still​ holds various Welsh track records. His new act, JOYCE has already received radio play, love and support from BBC 6 Music and Craig Charles. 

More information; >>TICKETS<<

Thursday 19th September 2024
Komedia, Bath

Sheer Music Present…


w/ Thought Forms


£15 adv.

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