GLASGOW STEREO / FRIDAY 3 APRIL
APE CONFRONTS COSMOS LP // OUT NOW ON THREE HANDS RECORDS
Glasgow five-piece BABY CHAOS have sadly had to postpone their forthcoming hometown show at GLASGOW STEREO on FRIDAY 3 APRIL due to the current situation with Covid-19. The band hope to be able to announce a rescheduled date soon, and a decision will be made shortly about the forthcoming dates in Newcastle and Wolverhampton.
In a statement, the band said: “Sadly we have had to postpone our gig at Stereo on 3rd April. We are all gutted that we won’t be able to play, however we are working towards rearranging it for later in the year. Please keep your tickets as they will be valid for the rearranged date.”
The band recently released their fourth album, APE CONFRONTS COSMOS, on Three Hands Records, available on CD, download and limited edition red vinyl from: https://www.babychaos.com/
With APE CONFRONTS COSMOS, the band has produced a bi-polar behemoth which throws monstrous riffs at walls of harmony, drawing the occasional tender acoustic breath before slapping the listener in the face with further savage guitars and soaring melodies.
You can listen to YOU WON, YOU WON, the first track revealed from the album here: https://soundcloud.com/officialbabychaos/you-won-you-won
And watch the video for the first single from the album, RUN TOWARDS THE ROAR, here:
Following the release of three previous albums, in one case separated by many years apart – SAFE SEX, DESIGNER DRUGS AND THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL  which established the band as energetic upstarts with hugely memorable songs; LOVE YOUR SELF ABUSE  which was included in Kerrang! Magazine’s 100 Best British Rock Albums of All Time; and the comeback album SKULLS, SKULLS, SKULLS, SHOW ME THE GLORY  – the band are rightly confident in the value of APE CONFRONTS COSMOS.
“Our fourth album as Baby Chaos represented a very different challenge to album three,” explains singer and guitarist Chris Gordon. “For SKULLS, we drew on many songs that had been lying around for years then added to the cacophony with a host of newly written songs. For APE CONFRONTS COSMOS, we were faced with the blank slate more typically encountered by an active group between albums. Would inspiration strike? And, if so, would it unleash a torrent of enthusiasm that we could white-water all the way to a great fourth album? The feeling among the band is that this may be our finest work yet.”
Newly inspired, the writing and recording process began but, unlike the previous album, the band were starting from scratch. The blank canvas was both intimidating and exhilarating but BABY CHAOS found that inspiration can handle a nudge and a kick now again and, once that spark takes hold, it gathers its own momentum and things fall into place. As a successful producer in his own right, Chris knew that time would need to be ruthlessly procured to make the album happen. Dividing time between many different projects would be a stretch for them all, but one they were all happy to make.
This new three-pronged guitar assault opened up panoramic possibilities for BABY CHAOS and their new songs, and the band were pushed to the limit of their skills and beyond. As a happy consequence, APE CONFRONTS COSMOS holds its own alongside many of its illustrious contemporaries; the likes of Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood, Muse, Queens of The Stone Age and Foo Fighters, some of whom would also willingly quote BABY CHAOS as an influence in their own formative years.