The Chap, a pan-European modern pop group based in London and Berlin, began life at the beginning of the last decade. In their quest to create music which “sounds wrong”, they pre- empted the current flavour for lo-fi prog-pop by several years and spawned a legion of fans who couldn’t believe how a band that revelled in the multilayered detachment and precision of their recordings could dive headlong into the realms of hard rock n roll immediacy, gaining themselves a reputation as one of the most exciting, challenging, and engaging live acts around. After two seminal bedroom-produced albums, “The Horse” and “Ham” - the latter in particular gathering considerable acclaim from the likes of Errol Alkan, Kissy Sellout and The Wire Magazine - The Chap delivered a third album, the masterpiece that is “Mega Breakfast”. This album featured corporate motivational style anthems about “proper music” and wanting to clone oneself
Despite being lauded by Pitchfork and many others, commercial success and world domination continued to evade The Chap, so they finally decided to “sell out” by recording a collection of pop classics that constitute their fourth album “Well Done Europe”. Needless to say, it’s another masterpiece featuring hit after hit, quite a few of which mention love and death and stuff like that. It sounds like the coolest new wave pop album ever recorded by a group of teachers (almost nobody in The Chap is a teacher).
01. We’ll See To Your Breakdown 02. Even Your Friend 03. We Work In Bars 04. Obviously 05. Gimme Legs 06. Well Done You 07. Nevertheless, The Chap 08. Pain Fan 09. Torpor 10. Maroccan Nights 11. Few Horoscope 12. Chalet Chalet
A1. We’ll See To Your Breakdown A2. Even Your Friend A3. We Work In Bars A4. Obviously A5. Gimme Legs A6. Well Done You
B1. Nevertheless, The Chap B2. Pain Fan B3. Torpor B4. Maroccan Nights B5. Few Horoscope B6. Chalet Chalet
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