Atticus Chimps formed in November 2015. Founding members Theo and Sam are cousins who have played casually as a duo since their teenage years. Kerrod was a friend of Sam’s who had only started playing drums earlier in the year. The band played 3 small gigs together, in front of crowds no bigger than a classroom, before recording a 5 track EP, Hug Me ’Til You Drug Me in July 2016. After recording the EP Kerrod departed the band to move overseas, and Theo and Sam enlisted new member, Jordan, to fill in on drums; he has become an integral part of the group ever since.
The first single from the EP, “Illusion” was recorded at Tall Poppy Productions in July 2016 and was engineered by Nathan Woodrow.
LISTEN TO THE “HUG ME ’TIL YOU DRUG ME” EP HERE
After writing several dark and edgy songs, the band started leaning more towards writing a song that was optimistic and uplifting – something that would make people feel good. “Illusion” has all the melodic qualities of a melancholic 90s rock song, while incorporating lyrics that touch on the all too familiar experience of growing up and living in a never ending state of perpetual change and confusion.
“Dwell on the past, it only exists in your head.”
The song attempts to sooth anxieties and past regrets, while having a mindset that is happy and content with the present moment.
The EP ranges from slow, calm and melodic love songs to angry, progressive, emotionally charged anthems that convey dissatisfaction and alienation from authority, bearing the influence of their Punk roots.
For Fans Of: Smashing Pumpkins | Bad//Dreems | Violent Soho | Dandy Warhols | Blink 182
“Illusion” by ATTICS CHIMPS is available now on all digital stores.