Chilly Gonzales new record and festival appearances

Gonzales doesn't just want your attention, he demands it! With his first full length album since 2006 and appearances at Field Day and Bestival, how much longer can we avoid worshipping at the altar of Chilly?

Posted on Jul 14th, 2010 in News, Chilly Gonzales / By Peter Clark
Chilly Gonzales new record and festival appearances Chilly Gonzales returns with his first official UK full length release since Solo Piano in 2006. Ivory Tower, an ambitious, intelligent and typically of Chilly, fun album, is also companion to a feature film of the same name starring Tiga and Peaches as well as himself. The ambitious project confirms Gonzales as the musical genius and legendary all-round entertainer he’s always claimed to be.

Having spent the last year wooing British audiences with his now infamous Piano Talk Shows, where high profile fans from the music industry as well as satirical mavericks were in attendance and lining up to sing Gonzales’ praises. The likes of The Mighty Boosh and Chris Morris, to Erol Alkan, Jarvis Cocker and James Ford were all seen jossling for places at the shows, proving Gonzales’ credentials among highly respected and credible artists.

And it’s not only Gonzales’ live shows that are in demand, his skills as a ‘Super Producer’ and live collaborator continue to attract artists from all ages and backgrounds. In the last year alone, he’s worked with artists as diverse as Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marina & the Diamonds, Thecocknbullkid, Tiga and Boys Noize, the latter having produced Ivory Tower with Gonzales.

Ivory Tower is a total musical U-turn once again as Gonzales delves into Euro pop with a smattering of his Piano Talk Show style ballads and some stunning instrumental pieces that double up as the film soundtrack. Not to mention writing, producing and starring in the film itself, which centres on two champion chess-playing brothers (Gonzales and Tiga) who share a love for the same girl (Peaches). We’ve all been there, right?

This is no spoof or ironic take or sideways glance, and it’s not a joke. Chilly Gonzales is a perfectionist and the hardest working man in music today and he demands your attention. The man is restless and he does all this to entertain you. It’s time to show him some gratitude.

Ivory Tower album is released on Schmooze / Gentle Threat on August 30th

Want to see the man in action yourself? Check him out at these festivals and tell us how right we are about him.
31 July London Field Day, Victoria Park
12 Sep Bestival, Isle Of Wight