Chat and Business is the debut album from British post-punk/art rock band Ikara Colt. It was released on Fantastic Plastic Records on March 4, 2002 (released in Europe and the USA on Epitaph Records, and in Japan by Maximum 10 Records. The record was disqualified from the UK album charts as accompanying stickers, which the purchaser was to match with the captions below spaces on the cover of the album, were deemed to be a free gift.
A hidden track 'Escalate' is included after Video Clip Show, it starts on 8:37. This track was a live favourite, and is a re-recording of the Sink Venice b-side. the album was purposely made to run at 45 minutes long, the length of 1 side of a c90. All songwriting credits on the album are given to Ikara Colt
The European pressing is a double cd, CD2 features the Basic Instructions EP tracks: