BABY CHAOS have announced RUN TOWARDS THE ROAR, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming new album, APE CONFRONTS COSMOS, released on 6 March on CD, download and limited edition red vinyl.
The video was filmed in front of an invited audience at a unique live performance in the sumptuous surroundings of GLASGOW ORAN MOR last year. The full performance will be available online in the coming months and will be premiered at Everyman Cinema in Glasgow on Thursday 27 February. In addition, the band have also confirmed a homecoming show at GLASGOW STEREO on Friday 3 April. Tickets are £10 + booking fee: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/baby-chaos-stereo-tickets/10375245
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. Pre-order link: https://www.babychaos.com/
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.”
In the five years that have passed since the release of SKULLS, the world has uncovered yet more ways of being more volatile than ever. APE CONFRONTS COSMOS is the BABY CHAOS dossier on what it is to live an examined life in the 21st century. Finding solace and sanity in the burgeoning and diverse world of podcasts, Chris found that the bickering and soundbites of traditional media spats were replaced with something infinitely more satisfying.
“It seemed a few years ago that people started to believe that the world had lost the plot. That line of thinking never really held sway with me, and it doesn’t now, although I confess the whole Trump thing almost converted me. I started listening to long conversations between people with opposing views who could disagree strongly yet graciously. It was such a relief to know these conversations were happening, that I devoured countless hours of podcasts listening to things way beyond my intellectual capacity.”
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.