Test presses of our split 12″ with Galaxians have arrived and sound great. It’ll be a matter of weeks before they’re available… Strictly limited to 100 copies on Stargaze Records so if you want one, make sure you’re on the ball.
We got some cool shows coming up too…
13 October @ Islington Mill, Salford (Manchester) with Oneohtrix Point Never and Tombed Visions featuring Alex P Macarte.
£10 ADV | TICKETS – http://www.fatout.co.uk
16 October @ Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds w/ The Invisible, Hejira
£7.50 ADV | SEETICKETS – http://tinyurl.com/ckkcx4y
2 November @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds with Darkstar
£6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/188986
15 December @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds – Release Yourself II
Facebook event – http://www.facebook.com/events/375606242510087
£5 on the door | 9pm – 5am
Unmade Bed – 10pm (Ex-Long Blondes – soundcloud.com/unmade-bed)
RUNNERS – 11pm
RY DJs – 12am – 2am
RUNNERS DJs / FUTURE 4MS – 2am – 3am (soundcloud.com/future4ms)
Wonker Wonders DJ – 3am – 4am
RY DJs – 4am – 5am
Plus, two of us make a debut live performance as CHRONONAUTZ with our analog hardware acid-tinged techno on 24th October @Wharf Chambers, Leeds with Galaxians and Cantaloupe.
See you down the front……….
Keep yr eyes peeled! News on a split 12″ with our very good synthfunkdrum friends. White label. Strictly limited. It will probably sell out very fast, you will need to be quick sharp.
Ok, we’re freshly showered. Here’s a review of Beacons Festival – http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/all/review-beacons-festival. Big thanks to Archie who stepped up to do sound for us. Mad props to the crazy girl doing roly-polys in the mud during our set – we hope you found all yr lost possesions!
Next up, two trips over the Pennines. We play in a forest glade next to Lake Windermere at Fell Foot Sound Festival on Saturday 22nd September, should be more than decent – http://www.welcometofellfootsound.com
It seems that Danial Lopatin, aka Oneohetrix Point Never is only playing one UK date this year… Manchester on 13th October at the excellent Islington Mill. We’re supporting along with Tombed Visions. Facebook page is here – https://www.facebook.com/events/380225905375952 and we very much expect it to sell out so don’t dawdle. Can’t wait!
Wrapping it up, here’s news on a new live/analog techno project from two of us… CHRONONAUTZ. The first EP has gone online today. First show @ Wharf Chambers on 25th October with Galaxians and Cantaloupe.
We’re playing at BEACONS FESTIVAL this weekend. We are on the Greendales Stage at 8pm on Friday 17th August, playing alongside Julio Bashmore, Disclosure, D/R/U/G/S, Sunless 97 and our good friends Outfit. The rest of the bill looks amazing too so we’re really looking forward to spending the weekend there. It’s just been announced as sold out. Come say hi if you’re heading into the Dales for some fun!
As a preview to our show at the festival, Mixmag have just featured a remix of two of our tracks (Tranquility Base Part One and Two), which Lisbon producers PHOTONZ kindly made for us. You can download the remix for free from
PHOTONZ have releases out on Dissident, Don’t Be Afraid, Unknown To The Unknown as well as their own label One Eyed Jacks and we strongly suggest that you go check them out – tasteful and varied vibes all around.
There’s also a 22 track FREE mixtape of bands/artists playing at Beacons which you can grab here – as well as RUNNERS it features Tall Ships, Mazes, Hawk Eyes, Errors, Cloud Nothings, NOPE, Hookworms, The Wave Pictures, etc… http://www.7digital.com/artist/various-artists/release/beacons-2012-mixtape
Ok. So the astute amongst you may notice that I’ve just f/d up and numbered this wrong – it should be #16. Ah well. Here’s mix #17, all collated from 7″s. In other news, we’ve just been announced for the Resident Advisor dance stage at Beacons Festival on 17-19th August – we play on the Friday. The line-up looks amazing, and it isn’t going out on a limb to say that it WILL be amazing! We also have an eye-melting new stage show, featuring hi-fi’s flying through neon cities and geometric space. If you supply dry ice, we would like sponsorship please
RUNNERS – MONTHLY MARATHON MIX # 17
WARBLER – I Must
CRACK: WE ARE ROCK – Mount Shine
MELT BANANA – Get The T (Escaping With ID Card!) / Steel Me Lust
BEHEAD THE PROPHET NO LORD SHALL LIVE – Have You Heard The Music
THE GEEKS – Too Fat Pig
KILL YOURSELF – You Are Good
ERASE ERRATA – Spanish Harvester
MIKA MIKO – Forensic Scientist
WOLVES – 10
BUCKET FULL OF TEETH – It’s A Set-Up
ORTHRELM – Side A (September 2003)
RAPIDER THAN HORSEPOWER – That Aint Right
EX MODELS – Bleed America
MATMOS – On And On
We have a new set of wheels! Please email email@example.com if you are interested in hooking us up with a show!
26th May – Milton Keynes Gallery – All day festival 3-11pm – Action Beat, Stig Noise Sound System, RUNNERS, Mr Marcaille, Glockenspiel, His Naked Torso, Sense of Adventure tape deck orchestra, Hired Muscle, Don Zero & The Autonomous Zone
1st June – Dalai Lama Rama Fa Fa Fa, Hookworms, RUNNERS – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
4th June – Cantalouple, RUNNERS, Galaxians – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
16th June – The Kazimier KRUNK Fiesta all day festival, 3pm – 3am – http://www.thekazimier.co.uk/event.php?id=150
19th August – BEACONS FESTIVAL – Resident Advisor dance stage
RUNNERS play Live At Leeds 2012 on Saturday 5th May 2012, venue and time to be announced…
Full information, tickets, etc: http://www.liveatleeds.com
And now for something you may not have been expecting…
We just wanted to point you in the direction of our close friend who has just unleashed his first solo tracks: http://soundcloud.com/charlie-cake
RUNNERS: Tranquility Base Parts One and Two live at Bradford University Music Department Bunker
Long-time friend, DIY stalwart and recently appointed Bradford University Fellow of Music, Andy Abbott (aka That Fucking Tank, Nope, Obscene Baby Auction, etc) recently invited us into a dusty basement of the academic institution’s Music Department. Relying on a single mic, camera and projector, these are the results – Tranquility Base Parts One and Two and Pulsar Quasar (the B-side from our 12″ on Dummy Records last year).
Recordings of Tranquility Base Parts 1 & 2 have been made at Ghost Town Studios and will hopefully appear on a 12″ at some point soon. Also keep your ears peeled for a few other Tranquility related adventures from the creative visual mind of a technological whizz kid and other funs from the hot heat of Lisbon. Oh!
RUNNERS: Pulsar Quasar (live b-side of Starting Line 12″ Dummy Records)
We’ve been confirmed to play the closing party for the ‘12 Months of Neon Love‘ project by Victoria Lucas and Richard Wheater. Richard made RUNNERS’ own neon lights, and for the last year he has been handcrafting large works of art, spelling out song lyrics visible to all the trains passing through Wakefield. The closing party is being held at NeonWorkshops Studio in Wakefield on February 14th 2012. Read more about the year-long project:
January 2012: BBC Radio 2 (Art Show with Claudia Winkleman) – here
April 2011: Guardian – here
On March 28th 2012, we’ll be at the Hepworth Gallery (celebrating a very successful first year) for Wakefield Artwalk, playing alongside a few other bands and in and amongst the apocalyptic artworks of artists such as Heather & Ivan Morrison, Ben Rivers and David Thorpe. This show is an early finish, so Leeds peeps should take note that you could get to Wakefield and back via the train network.
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2012; will the world end? We doubt it, but so much shit is sinking we’re determined to stay bouyant so that the madness isn’t detrimental to our health. To that end, we retreated to Ghost Town Studio where we sicked, sweated and shivvered with Ross Halden to get fresh with Tranquility Base Parts 1 & 2. Hopefully they’ll be in your ears sooner rather than later.
Look below for info about our first show of the year on Friday 27th January at The Polish Club in Bradford. The day after, Fellow of Music Andy Abbott (aka That Fucking Tank / Nope) will be filming us play live in the depths of the University of Bradford.
NO HANDS / FUN AND GAMES – FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY
University of Bradford and TLMC presents, ‘Fun and Games’ – a night of innovative, playful and leftfield approaches to technology and games with live music and performances from …
Vintage Synth-wielding Krautrockers from Leeds (Dummy Records).
Intriguing sounds wrangled from Circuit Bent toys and instruments.
Leeds experimental noise improvisation using cheap bat detectors and more.
BUTTON MASH COLLECTIVE
providing music-themed live gaming.
+ More including Free Software produced techno and 8 Bit sounds, Youtube DJing and the usual fun and frolics of No Hands DJs embracing the gaming/techno theme.
Part of No Hands club night at The Polish Parish Club, Edmund St, Bradford. Starts at 8pm goes on until late. Free Entry downstairs with £4 suggested donation for bands upstairs.
Facebook event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/185286351568770
Leeds Guide Preview: http://www.leedsguide.co.uk/review/preview/runners/20121
Photographic evidence of RUNNERS covering MINOR THREAT at Label Love Leeds – Our Band Could Be Your Life (19th November 2011 @ Brudenell Social Club). Thanks to everyone for making the entire day completely heart-warming and full funs! Photo by Bart Pettman. Keep your ears peeled because the entire gig was recorded so tracks from all the bands who played may or may not be made available…