Hot Chip, Spiritualized Supergroup About Group Set Album Release

02/04/2011
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Domino Records have announced an April 26th release for About Group's new album Start and Complete.

Comprising Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Charles Hayward (This Heat), John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized) and Pat Thomas, who has played with the likes of Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley and others, the band originally formed to make a record of improvised music for the Treader label in 2009, having never played together as a whole before the day it took them to make their first album. After a clutch of live performances (supporting Gang Gang Dance, playing Ornette Coleman's Meltdown Festival and even Glastonbury, among others) they regrouped to record this album.

Start And Complete is the highly engaging result; recorded in one day at Abbey Road, Studio 2, and mixed over three days on Conny Plank's old desk, at Mark Ralph's London studio. The songs were written by Taylor over the last few years and some, but not all of them, were given out as a CD in piano/vocal demo form for the other members of the group to hear a few days before the studio date. The idea was that no one band member would know the songs well enough to have specific parts, or be prevented from playing something like the first ideas that came into their head.

ABOUT GROUP ARE:

Charles (This Heat, Camberwell Now)
John (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized)
Pat (has played with Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley)
Alexis (Hot Chip)

TRACKLISTING:
1. Married To The Sea (a)
2. Don't Worry
3. With Each New Day
4. Repair Man
5. Lay Me Down
6. A Perspective
7. There's a Way To End This Run of Doubt
8. A Sinking Song
9. Nothing But Words
10. You're No Good
11. Rough and Smooth
12. Start and Complete
13. Dreamt I Saw You Late Last Night
14. Married To The Sea (b)

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