Category Archives: Runners – Video



RUNNERS videos: Tranquility Base Parts 1 & 2 live @ Bradford Uni Music Department Bunker

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.

RUNNERS – Starting Line (video by Eoin Shea)

RUNNERS – Starting Line
Video directed and produced by Eoin Shea in 1080p HD
Released by DUMMY, 18th July 2011 on 12″ vinyl and download
Recorded by Grant Henderson at Loom Studios, West Yorkshire
Mixed by Steve Whitfield. Mastered by Michael Ward. Spring 2011.

Read about the video and an intervew with Eoin on DUMMY.

If all that HD depth is too much for you, here’s the audio on Soundcloud:

And whilst we’re at it, here’s a recent RUNNERS remix of a Juffage track, which you can only get as a download if you buy the 12″ version of his album Semi-Circle, released 6th June 2011 on Function Records.


RUNNERS – Earth In A Busy Universe
Written, recorded and produced by RUNNERS, January 2011
Video by Say It Again Sagan, January 2011

If you would like a free mp3 of Earth In A Busy Universe, please subscribe to the blog and we’ll send you a link (note: if you subscribe when signed in to a WordPress account we won’t get your email address to send you the mp3, so either message us or log-out of WordPress and subscribe using email – thanks!).

Have a great 2011 – hopefully see you out and about!


RUNNERS – Starting Line
Recorded by Ross Halden at
Ghost Town Studios
Mastered by Michael Ward, 2010

We are currently making perspex boxes to house our absolutely beautiful neon lights, crafted by the brilliant and lovely Richard Wheater and Julia Bickerstaff at Neon Workshops – we really can’t thank them enough! We sent Eoin Shea to Wakefield to make a film of the lights being made, so we’ll make a soundtrack for the video and put it up here when it’s ready. There are some sweet photographs of the neon lights being made on the Images page of this blog, and we launch the lights at NIGHT LIGHT LEEDS 2010 on Friday 8th October when we play with Blank Dogs and Spectrals with live visuals by Limn Art Collective at Nation of Shopkeepers.

XFM and the BBC have been playing our first two recorded tracks, Stay Frosty and Starting Line on the radio over the last few weeks, and some nice words have been scribbled about us on blogs such as Pinglewood, who also wrote about us on Pitchfork‘s new collaborative blog, Altered Zones. Closer to home, The Leeds Guide wrote about us in their best new bands feature, and we had a whale of a time taking the stage at 1am for Dave Lynch‘s 20th birthday celebration of Twin Peaks at Temple Works.

RUNNERS – Space Porsche, live at Yes Way Festival, August 2010
Video from

Next week we’ll be back with our sixth Monthly Marathon mp3 mix. Until then, here’s our live shows for the rest of 2010 to ponder over… see you down the front!

28th SeptemberTRUMAN PEYOTE, MANY MANSIONS, RUNNERS – Oporto, Leeds ***FREE!***

8th OctoberBLANK DOGS, SPECTRALS, RUNNERS – Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds

30th October – DRAG & DROP – HELLOWEEN SPECIAL – RUNNERS, THE CIRCUIT BEN REACTION – RockNRoll Circus Helloween (private party – details here), Leeds

22nd NovemberCAVE, RUNNERS – The Nest, London (Upset The Rhythm)

23rd NovemberSUN ARAW, ZUN ZUN EGUI, RUNNERS, HOOKWORMS – Brudenell Social Club (Games room), Leeds

4th DecemberMAHJONGG, MENOMENA, RUNNERS, CISSY – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th DecemberDAVID SHRIGLEY (DJ set), RUNNERS + more TBC at a warehouse in Glasgow… details to follow

RUNNERS – Ting (video live at YES WAY festival 2010)


Live at Upset The Rhythm / Auto-Italia YES WAY FEST, 15th August 2010

Thanks to Don at aqnb for the video.

RUNNERS – Stay Frosty video by Katherine Westley

RUNNERS – Stay Frosty
Video by Katherine Westley
Recorded by Ross Halden at Ghost Town, Leeds
Mastered by Michael Ward