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.
RUNNERS – MONTHLY MARATHON MIX 8 – Download mp3
Monthly Marathon Mix 8 has been assembled by Toby. We are also happy to announce the beginning of RUNNERS world domination in an extremely slow-paced plot to re-populate humanity – congratulations to Leon and Jess on the healthy birth of their first daughter Edie, who arrived just before midnight on the 5th February. We won’t be playing many shows for the next couple of months (details of a few festivals coming soon), though we will soon be moving into our own studio space ready to start recording our first album.
NATION OF ULYSSES – Maniac Dragstrip
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Hyperdawn
XIU XIU – I Luv The Valley OH
THE CRIMSON CURSE – Psycho 75
HOW TO DRESS WELL – Lovers Start
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE -Magnetic Fields (Part IV)
BOY FRIEND – Spirit Burner
F.U.S.E. – Theychx
RETOX – Ready To Spit
Each Monthly Marathon Mix will be something in the region of 30 minutes at 320 kbs mp3 quality, and we will remove tracks if requested. We encourage you to buy the releases you love, just as we do. The downloads should take approximately 3 or 4 minutes at 70 kB/sec. You can also stream the mixes from our Facebook page and from Soundcloud.
No matter how cool Weird War were, Nation of Ulysses were cooler. This track was out on their second album, by which point they seemed to have figured out how to play their instruments near enough to properly without losing their manic edge or pop gang mentality.
Everyone in recent memory seems to have been all over Oneohtrix Point Never like a fat kid on a cupcake, but the beatless arpeggiated synth gem ‘Hyperdawn’ demonstrates why. Serious space adventures. Could do without the seagulls though.
Everyone in RUNNERS likes to laugh at me as I have a pretty similar hair cut to the guy from Xiu Xiu; guess I get the last laugh as I’m putting them in my marathon. It’s on a fine line, but I rate some of this bands output due to it’s manic, desperate, somewhat seasick tone.
Remember when Three One G still put out good records? Remember when you could go to a show in a black t shirt and not get shit from some long hair with a Prince fetish for it? Crimson Curse remembers.
‘Lovers Start’ by How To Dress Well sounds like some overly delayed pop song ebbing out of an open window on a summer evening – the entirety of the ‘Love Remains’ album is making me yearn for the seasons change.
When I was a kid my folks played Jean-Michel Jarre records near continuously, hence I’m blind to a lot of his faults (any record after and possibly including “Waiting for Cousteau”). However, I will stand by the assertion that if Kraftwerk were from France this is how they would have sounded. Bit of a guilty pleasure, but he sure knows how to shred a keytar solo live. Bet JMJ is way more fun to hang out with than Kraftwerk too.
I never got my cycle to the coast to listen to Washed Out in the surf that I mentioned in marathon 4, but this summer I’m going to get my shit together and do it. Boy Friend‘s ‘Spirit Burner’ will also be on the playlist for the ride. More delay soaked synth coupled with a lush, simple vocal line.
The minimal ambient techno of F.U.S.E. is what the bong kids were listening to in 1993, in place of Ducktails and Sun Araw for the wastiods of today… possibly.
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