Part Chimp

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Part Chimp
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Part Chimp at 93ft East
Background information
Origin Camberwell, London
Genres Alternative rock
Noise rock
Sludge Metal
Years active 2000–present
Labels Rock Action Records
Associated acts Ligament, Penthouse, Sophia, The Loveblobs, Action Swingers, Scarfo, Die Munch Machine, Melanie Garside, Shit and Shine, Drumm Chimp, Ikara Colt, Mystery Meat, Soulbossa, Sawyer, The Schoolhouse, Foil, Kling Klang
Members Tim Cedar - Guitar/Vocals
Jon Hamilton - Drums
Iain Hinchliffe - Guitar
Joe McLaughlin - Bass
Past members Tracy Bellaries, Nick Prior

Part Chimp is a band from Camberwell in London that were formed by Tim Cedar, Jon Hamilton and Nick Prior in 2000. Current line-up is Tim (vocals & guitar), Jon (drums), Joe McLaughlin (bass) and Iain Hinchliffe (guitar).

They play rock music with elements of noise. Both on record and live, Part Chimp have a reputation for sounding extremely loud.[1][2][3] Their records are released in the UK by Rock Action Records,[4] in Europe & Japan by Play It Again Sam and in the US by Monitor records.[5]


Tim Cedar & Jon Hamilton had previous played together in Ligament.[6][7] Nick Prior (bass), formerly of Scarfo, joined Ligament for their last tour. When Ligament split, Tim, Jon & Nick played one show as Part Chimp in late 2000 before adding Iain Hinchliffe on guitar. Nick Prior left the band in Feb 2004 and was replaced by Joe McLaughlin who subsequently left in Summer 2006, returning in 2010 to play some live shows. In 2008 Tracy Bellaries (ex-Ikara Colt) joined on bass, playing on the 'Thriller' record before leaving amicably in early 2010.

Tim Cedar has also played with: Ligament, Penthouse (aka Fifty Tons of Black Terror), Sophia, The Loveblobs, Fury Things Action Swingers, Scarfo, Cass McCombs, Iron Kat, Beardhead, Beef Wellington & Westminster Brown. He also records/produces many other bands at Dropout Studio in Camberwell.
Jon Hamilton (aka Hamilton Industry aka Drumm Chimp) has also played with: Ligament, Our Lady of Miracles/Vertigo Angels, Tabitha Zu, Shit & Shine, Th' Faith Healers, and released a solo album in 2006 as Drumm Chimp.
Iain Hinchliffe has also played with: The Schoolhouse, Foil, & Sawyer.
Joe McLaughlin also plays with: The Left Hand, Kling Klang, The International & Mono-Poly.

Tim & Jon also play live and record as Die Munch Machine. Tim is also playing drums for Hey Colossus.

Part Chimp have stated that they are splitting amicably at the end of 2011, possibly after releasing more material and touring in the UK & US.[8]




Splits & Compilations[edit]

  • Part Chimp & Joeyfat (Split 7" single) - Awkward Silence Recordings
  • Part Chimp & Todd (Split 7" single) - Noisestar
  • Part Chimp, Todd, Lords, & Hey Colossus (Split 10" single) - Rock Action Records, Southern, Jonson Family
  • Torche / Part Chimp (Split 12" single) - Chunklet Industries
  • Up Yours! Punks Not Dead (Mojo Magazine Compilation CD) - Mojo
  • Rock Sound July 2005 CD (Rock Sound Magazine Compilation CD) - Rock Sound
  • Rock Action Presents.. (Compilation CD) - Rock Action Records
  • A Rock Action Sampler (Compilation CD) - Plan B Magazine
  • Buffalo Bar - Sound Issues (Compilation CD) - Buffalo Bar
  • Silver Rock SR50 (Compilation CD) - Silver Rocket
  • Sonic Mook Experiment 3:Hot Shit (Compilation CD) - Blast First/Mute
  • Un40rmulated (Compilation CD) - Unlabel
  • S***R Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Compilation CD) - SWEAR Shoes

Radio sessions[edit]


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  9. ^ Part Chimp: Thriller | Album Reviews | Pitchfork 2009 11 6 "On their third album, loud Londoners Part Chimp slow down, stretch out, and sometimes indulge their metal side a little more."
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