TAPE LOOP ORCHESTRA
03 - Manchester | International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Supporting Julia Holter) | Tickets
16 – Tokyo | Fujimigaoka Church | Info
22 - Rome | Half Die Festival
17 – Kyoto | Meto | Info
19 – Okayama | Info
20 - Hiroshima |
21 – Toyama | Nowhere | Info
22 – Osaka | Float | Info
23 - Nagoya | Wall | Info
TLO LIVE SUPPORT ACTION
Andrew is super excited to be providing support for Julia Holter under his Tape Loop Orchestra guise! Here is the info from the promoter;
“Faktion and friends from Comfortable On A Tightrope will present an intimate live performance by the enchanting Julia Holter and her band in the redbrick Engine House of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Support will be provided by Cotton Goods’ and Burnley’s finest ferric fiddler; Tape Loop Orchestra aka The Boats’ Andrew Hargreaves.”
Tickets are available from our friends boomkat.
Welcome to another thrilling update of the going on’s and happenings of the ramshackled collective know as the boats! Only a few things to report but hopefully they will be of some interest.
Craig is interviewed by Nathan Chadwick about his Cotton Goods label and his start in the crazy world of music. Some new facts that even surprised Andrew! You can read his wisdom here.
Andrew has a new Tape Loop Orchestra album which is available now! The Word On My Lips Is Your Name and The Burnley Brass Band Plays On In My Heart make up the two CD set. It is available from Boomkat, P*Dis and soon from Stashed Goods, Linus and 12k.
We will soon be announcing our Japan tour dates for June. We are also booking dates now for October/November please contact Paul here if you are interested in bringing us to your town.
Thank you for your support.
Craig and Andrew
We seem to be going release mad this year! Which we hope is good news to you all. First up are the two Wist Rec book reports from Danny Norbury and Tape Loop Orchestra, copies are still available here, there are still a handful of copies left of The Humble Bee report too!
The Boats have released a new limited EP as part of the Rivers Home Series via Flaming Pines. Copies are available here. The EP is a study of the river Calder, which runs through the boats spiritual home of Burnley.
Andrew was interviewed on the eve of the Slaapwel label sleep over for Resonance FM show Arctic Circle. Why not have a listen.
Tape Loop Orchestra return with a new album this April. Following on from last years limited ‘Maybe I Told A Small Lie’. The new double album features a collection of tape loop experiments (“The Word On My Lips Is Your Name”) and an extended composition (“The Burnley Brass Band Plays On In My Heart”). More info on this limited release soon.
Also in preparation is the third and final part of the Ballads series of releases. This will first be available via the merchandise table on our upcoming tour of Japan (details soon) with a limited quantity going out to shops on our return home.
We are now 22 days into the new year and thought it would be a good time to update you all on a few things that have happened and a few things that will be happening soon! How exciting!
First our debut album for 12k, “Ballads Of The Research Department” has been available for the past couple of weeks now. Two years in the making no less! Featuring the lovely Danny Norbury, heavenly vocals from Cuushe and the earthly tones of Chris Stewart. Copies are available from boomkat and the usual places.
Craig under his Humble Bee guise has put together a cornucopia of audio and visual treats together from his holiday in Cornwall. It is part of the wonderful Fluid Radio’s Underexposed series. Tune in here.
Andrew’s Tape Loop Orchestra and Danny Norbury have handed in their book reports to the Wist Rec series. Danny interprets Angela Carter’s Bluebeard while the Tape Loop Orchestra tackle Raymond Chandler’s Killer In The Rain. Both will be available from 29th February.
Two special shows have been booked for February 23rd and 24th. Both shows are taking place in the Cultuurcentrum Mechelen Belgium as part of the Slaapwel label nights. Also Playing is Peter Broderick! These will be exciting shows!
We wish you all the best for 2012, and thank you again for your interest and support in our work. There are plenty of surprises to come!