Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Women Rock!

Thanks again to Sherry and Barb at Fallen Rock Zone for continuing to play our tracks. We were especially chuffed to be included on their 'Women Rock!' show on 12th December, which was a celebration of female musicians and female fronted bands featuring interviews and music from a range of genres, from rock to our own brand of wonky cheeky synth.

Given that the music industry has always been notoriously sexist it's refreshing to hear a female hosted show championing women who create interesting music, as opposed to merely being the eye candy while the male svengali pulls all the strings. Actually, that's exactly how we do things at Tingle Towers but keep it under your not really. Click here to listen to the 'Women Rock!' show.

Aside from listening out for our own tracks on Fallen Rock Zone, we've enjoyed listening to other bands that  the ladies have been playing. It's not all about us you know! A new one on us that we like is female fronted Myamoto who list their current location as 'Manchester and New York' so can't be bad. There's a taster below. 

Also, if you missed last week's Alternative Show you can listen again via the widget. 

As ever, we were thrilled and most grateful to be included in the show and enjoyed listening. We especially liked this one, another new one on us. I think I like this especially because the vocals remind me a bit of Mike Flowers though that's probably not the intention...(HT). 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Helên Tingle does a jingle. (That's a rhyme). Fallen Rock Zone-Alternative Show by Fallen Rock Zone in Music Thu, December 6, 2012

Here's the latest edition of The Fallen Rock Zone Alternative Show. You may recall that when we were on last week, host Sherry suggested 'I Like The way You Butter My Bread' as a song title. We love a challenge, as long as it doesn't involve climbing stuff and getting puffed out, AND we'd also promised them some more show ident / jingle type things so HT came up with her first ever jingle which you can hear about 6 minutes in, how exciting! It's just a small thank you for all the airplay that Sherry and Barb have given us.

You can listen to the whole show via the widget below or download to listen at your leisure as usual. As well as loads of top tunes, they have an interview with Father Tiger AND  we noticed that the ladies have acquired a gong which we think adds a certain amount of gravitas to the show, and rightly so!

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Our Blog Talk Radio Cherry is Well and Truly Popped!

So, those lovely ladies at The Fallen Rock Zone Alternative Show invited us on to have a chat and we said 'YES!' This was our first ever radio interview type thang and obviously our first foray into the exciting world of Blog Talk Radio. As ever we'd like to say a big thank you to Sherry and Barb for inviting us on and for being such great fun. We had a good old rant and a ramble on about what we're up to, and we even had a bit of a moan about Simon Cowell and his ilk; we think Sherry and Barb should set up a help line for electronic musicians to vent about such enemies of electronic culture...

Anyway, this all happened yesterday evening but you can listen again via the widget below and you can also download the whole show to listen on i-tunes at your leisure.

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Fallen Rock Zone-Alternative Show by Fallen Rock Zone in Music Thu, November 15, 2012

Thanks again to Sherry and Barb for playing our songs. This week, you can also hear Owen doing a jingle / ident type thang for the show. It's a about an hour in so listen out for it.

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Monday, 12 November 2012

We love purple and we love cats... we were thrilled to find ourselves getting some airplay from internet radio station
Our track 'The Housewife's Lament' aka 'Shagging the Milkman' is obviously the perfect song to kick off a playlist entitled 'A Saucer of Cream'

You can listen to the playlist in its full fat glory below. Thanks Miss Kitty!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Fallen Rock Zone-Alternative Show - Thu, November 8, 2012

Here's a widget which will allow you to listen again to Thursday's Fallen Rock Zone - Alternative Show. This week's host Barb is a sucker for a British accent and we hate to disappoint...  That may give you a clue as to which track of ours got played. Keep playing our tunes Barb - we're determined to get Owen a role as a Bond villain surrounded by a load of bikini girls with machine guns ; )  xx

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Thanks again FRZ - we very much appreciated this. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Ear Spook Radio #16

More airplay from KA Radio in Kilmarnock. (See blogpost below for more details on them). We're on this spooky playlist, so if you're still celebrating Halloween, like a lost trick or treating soul that refuses to pass over to the netherworlds, then whack this on and have a bogie man style boogie. Wooo-ooo-oooo!

Ear Spook Radio #12

HT: Doing the old self-googling because it's late and well, it gets lonely...and stumbled across this. Our songs are getting out and about on the web like billyo at the moment. I was very pleased to see our track 'Prostitute's Handbag' included on a playlist that opens with a track by my favourite band, 'The The' from my favourite album of theirs, 'Soul Mining'.

This very eclectic, but most enjoyable playlist, is from Kilmarnock's Ear Spook Radio:

Ear Spook Radio can be heard 10-12pm GMT every Thursday @

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Ste McCabe's new album BAD KITTY is out NOW!

HT (woman Tingle) here: This week saw the launch of Ste McCabe's new album BAD KITTY .
Any readers who are not familiar with Ste's oeuvre should most certainly read on...

Ste describes himself as:

'..a one man band...politicised queer, feminist, working class bastard and I like to make people dance with my rantings

We bought our copies of the album at Ste's Manchester launch the other week and  have been playing it ever since. Be careful though! These tunes are catchy as hell and they're accompanied by sardonic, topical lyrics that are bound to raise a wry smile. No-one does withering sarcasm set to toe-tapping-punk-synth and guitar- electro-pop like Ste. I liked it so much I just made up a load of new hyphenated genres to describe it.

I've had 'Bargains Galore' swirling round in my mind for days now, and it's only a matter of time before I swan into my local branch of Tesco's singing 'I've been here before....' at the top of my voice, after which I might have a 'Harrowing Breakdown' ...

'Did You Really' and 'Accessorise' are two other tracks that have had me bursting into spontaneous singing and swaying about as I type. 'Accessorise' is deliciously contemptuous of naff middle class conformity and acquisitiveness with its refrain of 'buy an i-phone; have a baby'. It's 'Paintball's Coming Home' for the i-pod generation.

Even at their most jaunty, Ste's songs always have something to say; there's anger, bile and humour so dry it could slit your throat. In tracks such as 'Dining With Vultures'  and 'Club Landos'  there's real heartfelt melancholy in the lyrics and the vocals. 

Thankfully too, for those of us who do like to know what an artist is singing about, the lyrics are available in full when you buy a hard copy of the album. Ste is an angry poet, a storyteller; an electro punk folk-hero if you like. There's more than a few references to the banking scandal and the current economic crisis, and their effects on ordinary people, in these songs. If you want 'ooh baby aren't you cute' with your bubble gum then you'll have to shop elsewhere. Other tracks, such as '350 Quid' and 'The City Chambers', give voice to Ste's anger at the derisory punishments given to the perpetrators of hate crimes against the LGBT community, and the ignorance displayed by those in the halls of power when dealing with these issues. 

This is definitely one of those albums that you play to the end then stick straight back on again. If I ever set up a mad cat ladies' cheer leading troupe I promise you we'll do a cat juggling routine to this album...humanely.

You can buy the album from Cherryade Records where you can also find details of Ste's  Bad Kitty Tour. 

Monday, 29 October 2012

We've been shagging the milkman all over the place!

Our track 'The Housewife's Lament' which is also known to some as 'Shagging the Milkman' has made some new appearances on the web this week. The first was on the Indy Dunes blog on Tumblr where it was kindly described as:  

"Worth a listen great 80s electro and classy lyrics that make you smile. It’s not an option ;)"

Classy eh? Get us!

You can also find Indy Dunes on blogger which is where we first stumbled across them. This is a great, in depth blog, by and for lovers of indie music. One band showcased on Indy Dunes that we especially liked was the duo 'UN'. We liked their music so much we bought the EP.

Check it out here: Indy Dunes. 11th September 2012. 'On the Radar'

Or listen to / buy the 5 track EP here:

The second outing for 'The Housewife's Lament' is a much steamier affair as it was included in a cheeky mix, Jazz Mag Number 5 on The Garden of Earthly Delights blog

You can listen to and / or download the mix below. If you like your music with extra sauce, and lots of gasping, this is for you.

The 'Housewife's Lament' is available to buy as a download single from

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Fallen Rock Zone-Alternative Show - Thu, October 18, 2012

Listen out for us on this edition too! We're going to be calling in for a chat at some point in the future.

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Fallen Rock Zone - Alternative Show

Yesterday we got some airplay on The Fallen Rock Zone Alternative show

The show airs 11pm UK time but you can listen again or download the show if you miss it. If you like alternative, indie and electronic music the show is well worth a listen.

It was lovely too to have our music described as 'awesome'; 'crazy shit' and 'freaking genius' by the show's hosts Sherry and Barb - thanks ladies!

You can listen to the show via the widget below

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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Cool, atmospheric, witty, clever, poetic, funny and demented. This is definitely an EP you ought to check out if you like Erasure, Kraftwerk, New Order, Yazoo and others. It’s tons of fun with no doom and gloom or heavy preachy lyrics.

More good news from the blogosphere: We just had a lovely write up from London based blogger and former rock musician, Alannah Murphy, who has reviewed our EP 'Prostitute's Handbag' on her music blog 'In The Night'

Being compared to such greats as Kraftwerk, Yazoo, The Pet Shop Boys and Erasure, whilst also being described as 'mad genius' is probably as good as it gets!

You can read the blog in full at

We would also happily recommend the 'In The Night' blog to anyone interested in rock, punk and the UK music & gigs scene, particularly in London. The blog also has a facebook page that you can 'like' or follow on twitter. Right then, off you pop. xx

Friday, 20 July 2012

"If you're not into songs about whores, intergalactic caretakers or perverted horror stories then it's clearly best to avoid these songs."

We got a nice write up in the blogosphere earlier today from Mr. Scott.

Aside from reading about us, we'd recommend you visit the blog and have a delve around. It's really nicely put together and is clearly a labour of love from someone who lives for their music and knows their stuff. We were dead chuffed to get a mention. Thanks again Mr. Scott!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Newspaper thingy.

HT here - I just signed up to that site thing, which seems to aggregate stories that I've posted on facebook and twitter. Anyway, for those of you who are still resisting those black holes of timeless nothing, you can visit the webpage or read via the widget below. Keep scrolling; there are more stories than the ones you can see. Exciting aint it?