Category Archives: Chips For The Poor

Chips for the Poor: Christmas Special

Once the turkey’s in the microwave, gather the family around the tree, crack open a box of cigars and settle down for the Chips for the Poor Christmas Special, featuring micro-highlights of 2011’s award-losing series. Easy on the mince pies and all the best for 2012.

Chips For The Poor Episode 9: Radio Rapture

Celebrating the end of the world and the end of the series, listen in as Chips For The Poor take you down a three-note musical spiral with special guest FX from Smack Miranda. Are you one of the saved?

Chips For The Poor Episode 8: Design A Wave

Chips For The Poor set the sail for twilight of your mind, with special guest navigator Design A Wave. He’s got a load of electronic boxes and a maths degree, we love him, check his vibes right out here:

Chips For The Poor Episode 7: Mountain Vision

The tin rib kids are back in the Resonance FM studio after clocking in for Easter and clocking out on the Royal Wedding / May day reach-a-round.

Chips for the Poor have decided to show the world their inner space workings and go raw like sushi into the studio and commit to writing a new Summer revolutionary anthem…Mountain Vision.

Hear how the band work on a song about boiling your shoes for food, following a light river into the valley and the Bikram city centre kicking off come the glorious day.

Special guest live mixing and jiggery-pokery – Robin Warren.

Chips For The Poor Episode 6: Record Store Day

An outside broadcast of Chips For The Poor’s live set at The Windmill, Brixton as a part of International Record Store Day. Many wonderful bands played and Dream Machine Records had a pop-up record shop in the venue. A groovy day out to celebrate the grooviness of records. Relive the fun here.

Live sound by Simon at The Windmill.

Track List:

Weather Channel
Mobility Plaza
I Am A Warrior

Chips For The Poor Episode 5: Remember

They may have achieved eternal glory on their US tour but even the mightiest still have to practice. Ahead of two shows at the weekend, CFTP see if they can remember how to play their hits or if they left their rhythm stick in the haze of the Texan dawn.

Track List:

Weather Channel
Weather Channel
Mobility Plaza
Wet Lands
Gracelands, Gracelands
Gracelands, Gracelands
I Am A Warrior

Chips For The Poor Episode 4: It Takes Two

Fresh off the plane from Texas, CFTP take to the studio for some new live tracks plus a couple of records. Ben and Clare are getting over their jetlag but Scott and Michael are battling through on coffee and Berocca.

Track List:

Chips For The Poor: Love Hearts (live)
Lie Low Little Doggies: Sons Of The Pioneers
It’s About Time That We Had a Change: Youth Brigade
Chips For The Poor: Distant Chimes (live)
The Town That Broke My Heart: Bobby Bare

Chips For The Poor episode 3: Chicago-SXSW

Chips For The Poor’s adventures in Chicago take them for a ride on the cinema’s famous ‘L’ train and to TV’s famous kids’ dance party Chic-a-go-go. Then an aeroplane takes them South, where they contemplate Texas from the sky. Arriving, still dressed for winter in the perennial summer of the Lone Star State, the band take to the streets of Austin for South By Southwest, the world’s biggest music festival (2,000 acts play on average 5 gigs each).

Hear their further cassette diaries as they wander the streets encountering bands, drunks and drunk bands, and play one burrito bar, a back garden and two car parks, one of which is a benefit for homeless cats.

Will they live the rock’n’roll dream and finally get given a free drink? Where is this free barbecue they’d heard so much about? Will they get out alive or fry on the chair? Tune in to find out…

Track list:
Wet Lands (live in a back garden)
Gracelands, Gracelands (live at Trophy’s Bar And Grill, Austin)

See and hear at the same time, here’s some pics


South By Southwest

Chips For The Poor Episode 2.5: Chicago Continued

Further cassette diaries from CFTP’s American odyssey, in a clip originally broadcast on Resonance’s Hello GoodBye Show. Hear the band take in some contemporary art, charity shopping, breakfast burritos, jaywalking, numberplate observations, a Bobby Conn gig, a lot of police sirens and a werewolf attack.

Chips For The Poor Episode 2: Chicago

Chips For The Poor kicked off their US tour in Chicago last week. Listen in to their cassette tape diary, live session on the city’s freeform radio station WZRD, their adventure on the “L” train and the first song from their first US concert.

Track listing:
Weather Channel (live at WZRD)
Mobility Plaza (live at WZRD)
Fistula (live at WZRD)
Gracelands, Gracelands (live at Pancho’s Bar)