27 years in the making: The Real Cheesemakers cap a busy year with debut album release (finally)!
On 30 November, Wiltshire’s favourite nonsense group, The Real Cheesemakers launch their debut album Grated Hits at a headline show at Trowbridge Town Hall Arts. Completing what is a truly wonderful lineup are agricultural hip-hop star Corky and the award-winning looper She-Robot.
The album is then officially released on Monday 2 December, and will be available on CD and digital download on Bandcamp.
It’s a proud moment for the group, who have shown to be in it for the long haul, taking a mere 27 years to finally offer up their debut long play release.
Formed in 1992 as a duo following the discovery of the Bonzo Dog Band records in founding member, Egg’s mum’s record collection, The Real Cheesemakers spent years creating top-quality nonsense and walloping the finest of cods.
In 2011, the band performed to an actual audience for the first time, to some acclaim, and have since performed across the south of England, and added two new members who actually know how to play musical instruments.
Grated Hits collects 17 songs that were written over the last 27 years and recorded in a number of sessions over the last five, giving each song a slightly different feel, but offering high-end production value without overly contaminating the group’s purity and no-fi roots.
Featured on the album are lead track Unicorns of the 1980s, the now infamous rejected Eurovision Song Contest entry, United by Cheese, and the collaboration with the Godfather of chap-hop and steampunk legend, Professor Elemental.
The release tops off a huge year for the cheesers, playing to a sold out Neeld Hall crowd with Professor Elemental and support slots with fellow Chap-Hop pioneer, Mr B Gentleman Rhymer. Most recently, they played with Creed Bratton from the US version of Ricky Gervais’ sitcom, The Office on a few dates of his UK tour to huge acclaim.
And it doesn’t stop there. You can catch The Real Cheesemakers in Bristol on 15th December, supporting Goldie Lookin Chain at The Lanes, before finishing the year with a Christmas extravaganza at the Southgate in Devizes with local boys, Clock Radio.
Details and tickets for the album launch are available at www.wegottickets.com/event/482592
For further information visit www.realcheesemakers.com