more info coming soon..
Author: Iain H.
We’re playing in-store at Rough Trade East (Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL) on Tuesday 18th April.
From Rough Trade’s site –
“Part Chimp will be Live in-store at Rough Trade East to perform tracks from their new album ‘iv’, released 14th April on Rock Action.
6.30pm Doors // 7.00pm On-stage // 7.45pm Signing // 9.00pm close.”
More info here – https://www.roughtrade.com/events/part-chimp-live-signing
A taste of Iv
Dealt by Ian Baigent
Some gear notes. Might be interesting to a handful of folk – who knows.. These are from memory so I may have a few things wrong and they might get updated if the other Chimps remember anything more –
Recorded at Chamber Studio, Edinburgh. Produced by John Cummings.
Iain H. – ’73 Fender Telecaster Deluxe, 1969 Hiwatt DR103, 70’s Fender Bassman 2×15 cab, Zvex Fuzz Factory, 1968 Fender Blender
Tim – ~1961 Hofner V1 & V5, Marshall JCM800, H&H IC100 Solid State Head, Carlsbro 100W Solid State Bass Head, Orange 4×12, Ampeg 4×10, Morley AB/Y, Boss MD-2, Boss Super Octave OC-3, Boss Tremolo TR-2 Keeley Modded, late-70’s Electro Harmonix Big Muff π Deluxe, Dimarzio Very Metal
Nick – 70’s Fender Squier Jazz Bass, 70’s Ampeg V4 Guitar head, Ampeg 4×10, Boss HM-2
Jon – Pearl Drums, Zildjian HiHats & Paiste Cymbals
Guitar tuning: standard tuning with Drop D for all songs except B1 & B2, where every string is tuned to ‘B’
I Am Come
Recorded at Cava Studio, Glasgow. Produced by John Cummings.
Iain H. – ’73 Fender Telecaster Deluxe, 1969 Hiwatt DR103, 70’s Fender Bassman 2×15 cab, Zvex Fuzz Factory, 1968 Fender Blender, Bixonic Expandora, Coloursound Power Boost, Guyatone MD-3 Digital Delay
Tim – ~1964 Hofner Colorama II, Fender Bass VI, Marshall JCM800, Orange TH100, 2xMarshall 4×12, Morley AB/Y, Boss Mega Distortion MD-2, Boss Super Octave OC-3, Boss Tremolo TR-2 Keeley Modded, late-70’s Electro Harmonix Big Muff π Deluxe (Blend version), Bixonic Expandora II, Frantone Vibutron
Joe – 70’s Fender Precision Bass, Marshall Solid State head, Ampeg 8×10, Sovtek Green Big Muff π
Jon – Pearl drums, Zildjian HiHats & Paiste Cymbals
Guitar tuning: every string tuned to ‘B’ on all songs.
Recorded at Dropout Studio, Camberwell. Produced by Hieronymus Melchers & Westminster Brown.
Iain H. – ’77 Guild S300-D, 1969 Hiwatt DR103, Selmer Treble’n’Bass 100W, 70’s Fender Bassman 2×15 cab, Marshall 2×15 bass cab, Bixonic Expandora, 1968 Fender Blender, 70’s Fender Fuzz Wah, Fulltone FullDrive II 10th Anniversary MOSFET Edition, Electro Harmonix micro POG
Tim – ~1964 White Hofner Colorama II & Black Colorama II, ~1961 Hofner V1, H&H IC100, H&H VS Musician, Carlsbro Solid State Bass Head, Orange 4×12, Ampeg 4×10, Morley AB/Y, Boss Mega Distortion MD-2, Boss OC-3, Keeley Modded Boss Tremolo TR-2
Tracy – 70’s Fender Squier Jazz Bass, 90’s Gibson Thunderbird, ProCo Rat, Sovtek Green Big Muff π
Jon – 70’s Olive Badge Ludwig drums, Zildjian HiHats & Paiste Cymbals
Guitar tuning: every string tuned to ‘B’ on all songs except ‘FFFFF’, where the lowest string is tuned to ‘F’, and ‘Starpiss’, where Tim uses a capo on the 5th fret.
Recorded at Bakehouse Studios, North Norfolk & Dropout Studios, Camberwell. Mixed by Hieronymus Melchers & Ben Turner.
Iain H. – ’77 Guild S300-D, Quilter Tone Block 201, 1969 Hiwatt DR103, 70’s Fender Bassman 2×15 cab, Boss Power Driver PW-2, Basic Audio Chimp Blender (Fender Blender clone), Fulltone FullDrive III 20th Anniversary Custom Shop Edition, Dimehead Schumann PLL clone, Electro Harmonix nano POG, Moog MF Analog Delay, Earthquaker Hummingbird Repeat Percussion Tremolo, Faustone Fuzz Unit
Tim – ~1961 Hofner V1, H&H IC100, Marshall JCM800, Orange 4×12, unbranded AB/Y pedal, Sovtek Green Big Muff π, Boss OC-3, MXR Micro Comp, Vestax MDX Digital Delay with Modulation, Electro Harmonix Small Clone
Joe – Ibanez black eagle bass, Gallien-Krueger 800RB, Fulltone Soul Bender, Boss Power Driver PW-2, Sovtek Green Big Muff π, Electro Harmonix Random Tone Generator, Boss OC-3, Guyatone MD-3 Digital Delay
Jon – 70’s Olive Badge Ludwig drums, Pearl Kick Drum, Zildjian HiHats & Paiste Cymbals
Guitar tuning: all strings tuned to ‘B’ on all songs.
‘Iv’ was recorded at Bakehouse Studios in North Norfolk over the weekend of 30-31st January 2016 by our mate Hieronymus Melchers. We added a few other things at Dropout Studios in Camberwell . Mixing was done by Ben Turner & Hieronymus and everything was mastered at Subsequent Mastering by Joe Caithness.
You can see some pictures from the session on Flickr here.
Tracklisting is –
Press release can be downloaded here (pdf, 400kb)
Cover artwork was done by Billie Tsou, and the design was pulled together by Joe & Tim.
Available to pre order now on CD / Download / Heavyweight white vinyl…
Rock Action Records – http://
We’ve been in the studio, working on a new record. Should be done in time for release around Spring 2017.
We’re playing a couple of shows later this year:
November 7th – w/ Cass McCombs Band @ Scala, London. More info & tickets here & on facebook
November 24th – Espace B, Paris w/ Hey Colossus. More info on facebook
November 25th – La Malterie, Lille w/ Hey Colossus. More info on facebook
November 26th – Magasin 4, Brussels w/ Hey Colossus. More info here & on facebook.
Though we had initially said yes to some shows with the fine Torche folks in the UK, we’re not all going to be available at the time and we’ve unfortunately had to cancel. We’ll be replaced by at these shows by ‘Sex Swing’ (featuring Tim and members of Mugstar and Dethscalator).
Thanks to everyone that came along to see us and those marvellously truculent Hey Colossus folks at our recent shows, and to Henry Blacker and Taman Shud and everyone that came along to our show at The Lexington. Some photos taken by Rupert Boddington can be seen here on Flickr