Having mostly laid dormant since 2009, London noise-rock titans Part Chimp return with their new album Iv, released April 14th via Rock Action.
Available to pre order now...
CD / Download / Heavyweight white vinyl
Since their formation in 2000, Part Chimp have carved their own place in the archives of heavy music, with their fuzz-laden seismic rock. With their forthcoming record Iv, the band have recorded their most precise piece of work to date, perfectly balancing crushing and intense riffs with undeniable melodies.
With nods to boundary pushing artists from the 60s to the present - from MC5 and Sabbath, to Big Business, Earth and Harvey Milk - it’s clear Part Chimp are not content to simply be labelled as one of the UK’s loudest bands. In everything the band create, songcraft is as important as the volume at which is played. This has never been more true than on Iv.
‘Namekuji’ opens the proceedings with its crushing sludge, before erupting into the unforgiving riffs of second track ‘Mapoleon’. Elsewhere on the album ‘RoRo’ is an intoxicating exploration psychedelic stoner-punk while ‘The Saturn Superstition’ sounds like a lost anthem from Seattle’s 90s peak.
We last heard from Part Chimp in 2009 with their third full-length Thriller. This followed two acclaimed studio albums, a live record, compilations and split singles and EPs alongside artists including Torche and Hey Colossus, sharing stages along with the way with the likes of Melvins, Deerhoof, Harvey Milk and Isis, as well as headlining last years Raw Power Festival.
Pre-order the album now and receive an instant download of ‘Namekuji’ [iTunes / Apple Music]. Iv will be available on CD, download and heavy-weight vinyl. Part Chimp will be giving audiences their first taste of the Iv’s power with their forthcoming tour. Full dates below.
13 Apr Cambridge, UK Portland Arms
14 Apr Leeds, UK Wharf Chambers
15 Apr Glasgow, UK Stereo
16 Apr Salford, UK Fat Out Festival
20 Apr Brighton, UK Green Door Store
21 Apr Bristol, UK Exchange
22 Apr LIverpool, UK Wrong Festival @ Invisible Wind Factory w/ Housewives
28 Apr London, UK 100 Club
24 May Antwerpen, BE Het Bos
26 May Geneva, CH L'Usine