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Chimps was a zine from Brighton in the UK.
Chimps was made by Layla. Around six issues of the zine were produced between 1997 and 1999. It was a personal zine that was produced in a cut and paste style and which used a picture of chimpanzees from the Planet of the Apes film on its A5 cover. The zine was printed so the cut and paste graphics and photos of local gigs throughout the zine were of good/readable quality. The zine looked at the UK punk/skate/graffti scene from a feminist perspective. It also featured interviews with Ian MacKaye, The Make Up, The VSS, Vique Simba, Month of Birthdays, Promise Ring and Red Monkey as well as female grafitti artists. Issue 3 had the subtitle: 'punk rock feminism musings on a romanticised past feelings of boredom and displacement unsubstantiated notions of superiority and a heightened dorkiness.' Issue 4 was a split zine with two other zines written by women - Rockpool 1 and Werewolves 3.