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Builders Brew
The Chap

Formats:
LO71 [Download]
LCD71 [CD]


ActionTrack NumberTrack NameDuration
Play 01 Proper Rock (Radio Edit)
Play 02 Young and Joyful Bandit
Play 03 Un Deux Trois Boxen
Play 04 Brace Brace
Play 05 Nice Face
Play 06 Ethnic Instruments (Joakim Remix)
Play 07 Auto Where To (Electroware Remix)
Play 08 Caution Me (Thee More Shallow Remix)
Play 09 Whats Love Got to Do with It

The Chap, the pan- European, London-based, modern pop group, are back with a mini-album entitled Builder’s Brew, a collection of remixes and cover versions plus some new original material.

The Chap have become known and loved for their inimitable pop - improv- disco – rock – with – strings sound, captured in some crunchy, truly “out there” home production and a furiously rocking live show, complete with dance routines and scary faces.

As with recent acclaimed album Mega Breakfast, Builder’s Brew continues the search for a heart of gold in a world gone cold. It deals with nice faces, bad conversations, wild joy, severe pain, moral panic and some truly bad cycling.

The Chap have expanded their repertoire and are moving into new techno territory, all the while getting with some serious choir singing and funky harmonising. As on The Chap’s previous three albums, you’ll feel pleasure and terror alike when listening to these songs.

The opener, a new edit of recent single “Proper Rock” has already enjoyed considerable airplay, on one occasion prompting Stuart Maconie to declare :”I love this band. I’ll be playing this again and again.” But why does the song contain a very camp-sounding fire fighter’s choir fronting some kind of fierce sci – fi indie rock combo, demanding “Proper songs about girls and clubbing”? Do they mean that? And what’s with the scary low voice saying “Global Beats, Bamboo Shoot” in that fearsome house/funk/rock track, called “Ethnic Instrument”, remixed here by Parisian disco superstar Joakim. Never mind the cover versions of “Young And Joyful Bandit” – a beautiful song from Fassbinder’s last film - and the all-time Chap classic, their version of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” (It doesn’t sound much like Tina Turner but instead contains the best violin solo in the world. Fans have been asking for its release

for years).