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New a.P.A.t.T. LP - available now!

Fun with Music is the fourth a.P.A.t.T. album, and the second to be released on Pickled Egg. Fun with Music, invites us to mingle with all manner of rogue characters, clothed in their trademark exploratory zeal. Revelling in the opportunities of time and sound, developed in oodles of places with ten musical personalities and 42 instruments, Fun with Music sees the band more refined and focussed than ever. Consider it their White Album.

Some say that a.P.A.t.T.'s sound is something of a moving target. This is, after all, the band that swaps instruments mid-song, starred in a TV sitcom, and has even run its own small country for an evening: a restless, relentless take on 21st century music and performance through a lens of knowing, winking, quintessentially British humour. French fans liken the band to Monty Python sketches being played by 'le Floyd'...or something.

Over the past ten years a.P.A.t.T. has inspired comparisons with Devo, Metronomy, Frank Zappa, The Residents and Cardiacs, without actually sounding like any of them. In Fun with Music, “Liverpool's multi-genre veterans” (The Skinny) have condensed their vision-quest into 45 minutes of hooky, style-busting material.

"When Liverpool’s own a.P.A.t.T. step on stage, it feels as if this might be a contender for gig of the year. Total sensory bamboozlement. They play like the band in Jabba the Hutt’s cave from Star Wars, and we’re not even sure if that’s a compliment or not." [Get Into This]

“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]

Fun with Music will be available in the shops from 14th March, but is available from Pickled Egg now; click here for details.

Last updated: 7th February 2016 by Nigel Turner.