Monday, 16 December 2013

That's All Folks!

We have decided to put any plans for future T!TN releases on ice indefinitely.

Our music will still be available to  buy from Bandcamp, i-Tunes and Nerve Echo. We will be donating all proceeds from sales from now up until 25th December 2013 to Ralph's Crowdfunder Appeal.

We would like to thank everyone who has bought our music and / or supported us via their blogs, podcasts and music shows in the past. Your help and encouragement has been greatly appreciated.

Thanks and best wishes,

Owen and  Helên

Saturday, 30 November 2013

THE MONTY SHOW - 173 - JUNTA-Mix II - 26th Nov 2013 UNCUT

Monty has been very good to us in recent weeks, so we're dead chuffed to be included in the second Junta mix, which is absolutely top. You may recall the first Junta mix , which included our track 'She's No Lady' and was proper toe tapping, and very much enjoyed by us here at Tingle Towers. This second mix doesn't disappoint either. Just check out the playlist and if you're a fan of electronica, you'll see that you're in for a real treat. We'd recommend you check out the archives on Monty's mix cloud too as previous shows are well worth a listen, meanwhile here's the blurge re. this show from Monty himself.

 In case you missed it on 94.4FM Salford City Radio, here's TUES 26th Nov edition of THE MONTY SHOW, this week,my alter-ego THE JUNTA spins some old and new electronica dance, featuring THE JUNTA (!), FAITHLESS, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, FOXES, DISCLOSURE and many many more!!!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ralph's Life Charity Music CD

Regular readers (hiya Jon!) may recall previous mentions of a naughty little scamp called Ralph, the Jack Russell terrier who writes a regular music blog featuring indie and unsigned bands such as us.

Well, despite being small, Ralph's ambitions are big, and just recently he decided that he wanted to do something to help The Fineline Project a creative arts initiative that supports fundraising and awareness for mental health charities, with a particular focus on utilising the talents of artists, musicians and creative folk. Read more here.

So, given that Ralph is a music blogger who curates a weekly show for RadioKC (Sundays from 5pm GMT) he decided that he wanted to produce a double CD featuring 40 tracks donated by some of the bands featured on his blog, and guess what? We're one of them!


The plan now is to raise funds to produce and distribute the CD. You can pledge as little as £1, but if you visit the crowdfunder page, you will see that £12 bags you a CD, a pin badge AND a digital photo of cutie Ralph. Pledge £50 or £70 and Ralph will lavish you with even more goodies including a meal for two at The Dogs Restaurant in Edinburgh or the Jonny Marsh Restaurant in Manchester respectively. But be quick as it's first come first served on these one pledge only offers. Visit the crowdfunder page for full details.

We're also offering downloads of our album at a 25% discount using the discount code 'ralph' when you buy from our Bandcamp Page. That means that you can get all ten tracks for £3 and we'll donate the profit (£2.40) to Ralph's fund. OR if you already have our album, why not donate direct?
The discount code is valid until Christmas Day 2013 so tell yer friends!

For details of the artists involved in this project, see Ralph's blog for the full tracklist which includes a track donated by none other than Tom Robinson.

You can also hear the tracks featured via the Fineline Project's soundcloud page.

The proceeds from the project will ultimately be donated to Rethink Mental Illness a charity that raises awareness and supports people with mental health issues as well as campaigning on their behalf. Find out more here. Given the trying times that we live in and the erosion of support from government agencies, we think that the work Rethink does to help people is well worthy of our support.

Monday, 11 November 2013

"..something that can only be described as the sound of Crystal Castles caressing Boards of Canada while– obviously– trapped inside an old Atari console"

A review of our EP 'Mirror Writing' can be found on the Dukla Prague Away Kit blog. We think they liked it...we can be a bit Marmitey though... either way, 'flick trippiness' sits well with us. Go and read the full review yourselves, and let us know what you think.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

We're on Dandelion Radio throughout November.

We'll be getting some airplay on the excellent show from Mark Whitby, broadcast throughout November (see schedule at Also you can vote for your three favourite artists who have been played this year on Dandelion Radio in the Festive 50.

Here's Mark's blurge on this month's show which you will see also features our new favourite band CRAWANDER : 

"A fantastic mix from Indidginus is the centrepiece for a November show that's also crammed to the brim with great Autumn releases from the likes of L.B. Dub Corp, Buzzard Lope, Moin and Melt Banana, plus a small taste of winter with the forthcoming December single from the Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band.
For those who are wondering where my forays into the Hungarian punk scene have gone to in recent months, I return with tracks from Genetika and Garga Pitic, stay in Eastern Europe for another masterpiece from Croatia's CRAWANDER, venture north to Denmark for something from Agnes Obel and on to Sweden with The Movements. From further east, we have more from Anata Wa Sukari Tsukarete Shimai and a little something from the extraordinary Nnevteiga.
And there's plenty more besides, including new releases from show favourites like Origami Horses, Tingle In The Netherlands and Lee Negin. And, in the month in which voting for this year's Festive Fifty takes place here at Dandelion, we Peel Back thirty years for three highlights from the excellent festive fifty of 1983."

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Synthopia 57 - Halloween Dancehall, Tell Me Now and Red Moon 2\3 November 2013

Click 'play' on the above widget and read on. Yet another much appreciated outing for us on this week's Synthopia with host Skerat aka Andrew Kennedy on Mixlr.  

As usual, the show is available to download. These podcasts are only up for a limited time so if you want to download them, have a delve around the archive and get clicking. We've been played on a number of these shows (all documented in our blog if you want to scroll backwards here too). There's some fine synth music around at the moment, and Synthopia is a great place to discover new, up and coming artists. The show goes live on Saturday at 10pm GMT via Andrew's Mixlr where you can also join the chat, as we have been known to do from time to time, so if you're at a loose end on a Saturday night, pop along and say 'hello'. As always, we'd like to say a big thank you to Andrew. xx

You can also join the Synthopia group on facebook to keep up to speed with updates and new music.

Here's the playlist and links for all artists.
Weird Gear – Halloween Dancehall
Tingle In The Netherlands – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Cleaner
Jan Doyle Band – Ron Synthopia Version
Izzie Voodoo and the People - Void
John Costello – Tell Me Now
Tenek – Another Day (Airwolf One Remix)
Shiny Darkness – Highs and Lows
Basically Vicious – As You Were Sun
Diamond Bones – Home Is Where
Martin Krog – One Man Army
All Things Lost – Hold You Down
Those Wicked Hours – Red Moon
Silver Factory Superstars – Johnny Remember Me
HiFi Brown – My Own Nothing

Friday, 1 November 2013

Soundscape Broadcast #6b: Delayed Reaction

Click 'play', watch us dance, and read on....

More thanks to Lee Adcock who you may remember wrote a very kind review of our album on her Soundscape Memoirs blog.

This week she included a track from our 'Mirror Writing' EP on her latest podcast. Not only that, but thanks to this podcast, we discovered the band Crawander, a new one to us which is hard to describe but if you like noisy, oddball, musical riotousness, it's worth a punt.

If you're saving your Halloween shenanigans for the weekend try this one for size. Thanks again to Lee, not  only for sharing our music, but for introducing us to some new stuff that we really like.                    

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Bob Osborne's Aural Delights Podcast 50

 Are you sitting comfortably? Click play and read on. Feel free to get back up and dance around once you've finished reading...
To celebrate a grand total of 50 podcasts, Bob Osborne produced a beast of a playlist, with the assistance of various DJs and musicians, including us.

We've been dipping in and out of this mega playlist for the past couple of days which comes in at approximately four hours of tunage. A short while back, Bob put out a call to a LOAD of musos to select a track to be played on this show. Each track chosen is played alongside a track by each artist; so you'll hear our choice followed by one of our tunes. It's that simple. You can get the full story and complete playlist from Bob himself.  Thanks for including us Bob! xx 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Rusty Egan playing our tunes.

Click 'play' on the excellent playlist above by DJ Rusty Egan.

Computer Love - Glass Candy
Trust (Extended Dance Mix) - Sin Cos Tan
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct [ Claptone Club Mix] - Pet Shop Boys
She's No Lady  - Tingle In The Netherlands
We, Computers (Kolombo Remix)  - Etienne De Crecy
You need the drug Hell Mix Westbam Feat. Richard Butler
Let’s Go Dancing Tiga v Audion
Sonnentanz (Phonique Remix) Klangkarussell
Glory box (Dim Chord 2013 Bootleg) Portishead -Dim Chord
Faithless - Feel Me (ATFC'spit out your sedative
Dreams Northern Kind

Obviously, we're quite excited to have one of our tracks included in one of Rusty's mixes given his credentials as a musician and DJ. Also, we're always somewhat gleeful when our tracks are included along with bands that we enjoy. Particular favourites on this mix are Glass Candy, Portishead and Pet Shop Boys plus there are a few new ones to us that we really like. We both said that we'd like to time travel back to the 80s and give our teenage selves a nudge and a 'eh, have you seen this?'

Not only this, but news reached us via the twittersphere that we'll be getting played on Rusty's Friday night show on Mi-Soul Radio which airs at midnight Friday until 2am Saturday (UK).

As you can see from the tweet, it looks like a few more of our musical heroes will also be played on Friday's show. How exciting! Joining us in the 'up and coming' camp of musicians on the show will be facebook friends EmT The Band who we first heard on Skerat's Synthopia show. We always like it too when the dots start joining up...

SO, if you're out disco dancing at midnight Friday and can't listen live, the show will probably be uploaded to mixcloud next week; if so, we'll blog it here as is tradition. That is all, suffice to say a massive thanks to Rusty, and also to Elaine and Eoin, two facebook friends who have been badgering Rusty to play our tunes, and badgering us (Elaine that's you) to send Rusty our tracks. Thanks folks! xx                                 

Blog updated 29th October 2013. Here is the mixcloud widget for last Friday's show 26th October. We're there along with loads of great mixes of some favourites from the 80s. Excellent stuff.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Be Reet Show 21/10/13 featuring our new jingle! WOO! Get in!

Click play on the widget above and DANCE!

Along with the usual audio mayhem from the duo referred to by a friend of ours as being 'like Mark and Lard on acid' this edition brings you Bez and his bees allegedly; songs about Blackpool; competitions that you probably can't enter now; horoscopes; jokes; poetry and much much more. Listen out too for a track from us, plus a great track by our friend Fiona Ledgard's band ILL. AND there's a new jingle by us which is obviously not to be missed. Many thanks to Tony and Steve. xx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Ralph's Indie Show on Radio KC Vol 38

Start listening, then skip to the blurge beneath the widget. Thank you!

It took us ages to get the hang of twitter, but since we've got into the swing of it we've 'met' some lovely people, one of whom is a Jack Russell terrier called Ralph.  Regular readers of this blog (that'll be you Jon) may recall that Ralph wrote a blog about us shortly after we released our album in February. Since then Ralph has regularly played our tunes on his indie music show on RadioKC Sundays from 5pm.

Last Sunday he played a track from our 'Mirror Writing' EP . If you missed the show, you can listen again via the soundcloud widget, although we've already told you to do that at the top of this blog. So, yet again, it's a big thank you to Ralph, who like other twitter folk (see previous blog post) really are champions of indie bands and musicians like ourselves. Many thanks as usual Ralph. xx

Ahh, look at him - what a cutie. Follow him on facebook too!

btw If you're not following us on twitter we're @TingleIn - come and say 'hello'.

Squarepig Playlists - there's even one chosen by us!

The wonderful, indie music discovery website that is Square Pig recently invited us to select a handful of our current favourite electronic music tracks to be posted on the website as a playlist. Obviously, we jumped at the chance. Here's the description of our choices to whet your appetites and get your little music lovers' snouts all a twitchin'.

A selection of electronica as curated by wonky synthpop duo ‘Tingle In The Netherlands’ aka Owen and Helen. This playlist includes a variety of styles, ranging from the misanthropic, comedic tracks of ‘Ming The Mong’ and ‘Tingle In The Netherlands’ to the darker, atmospheric music of our friends: Argentinian synthpoppers Farmacia, and Salford alt-dance duo Factory Acts. Also in the mix you’ll find some classic toe tapping 80s style synth from Geneva Jacuzzi; eccentric quirkiness from Cloudwaste and the Calf plus the mesmerizing music and vocals of Holly Herndon. Hopefully listeners will discover some new and interesting musicians here that they will check out further.

You can listen to our choices if you go here.

We also discovered that one of our tracks had found its way on to another playlist by patron of the arts, Lee Fereday so big thanks to Square Pig and Lee. Your support is always very much appreciated. xx

Monday, 21 October 2013

'Somewhere, Under The Radar' reviews our album...and gives excellent quote!

Rattlebag Radio's Ian Thistlethwaite gives excellent quote, both in quality and quantity, in his review of our album. 

A particular favourite is this one:

"Owen Tingle (nee J) evidently shares Helen’s love of carefully chosen, barbed words, as is gleefully displayed in “Forest Of Cocks”, a spoken word  delivery over a sparse electronic soundscape which sounds simultaneously retro and futuristic, and his delivery is reminiscent of a sordid Vivian Stanshall."

[though Owen would like to clarify that Helên wrote most of the words to the track, except the unforgettable line, 'when they opened up his heart, they found it was full of urine'.]

But back to the review. Ian compares our music quite favourably with that of a number of Owen's music heroes: 

"..there is evidently deliberate reference and respect for people such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Vince Clarke, Soft Cell, etc."

Ian then goes on to consider how humour and music fits together, with particular reference to our music. It's quite an interesting write, but we won't spoil it by cutting and pasting the whole lot here. Go and read it yourself. 

Not only has Mr Thistlethwaite been good enough to listen to, then review our album, he's also given us some more airplay via his show on Mixlr. Ian has kindly posted the show on mixcloud too, so you can listen via the widget below. This edition includes our track '365'  as well as one by our friend and label mate Seedhill Bruiser.  This is a VERY eclectic mix, so expect some shouty punk, slinky synth and every musical genre in between. Many, many thanks to Ian for all your support. xx


Friday, 11 October 2013

What's big and red and throbbing? The shadow of the Kremlin...

Click play on the widget above and read on....
Lovely Fiona Ledgard , who seems to have been in more bands than you can shake a stick at, was kind enough to play one of our tracks on her show on Thursday. Probably if you were to shake a stick at Fiona she would say, "That sounds groovy, let's form a band wifi!" or do I mean mofo? Anyroad up, she is very busy, creative and musical. 
This week, despite protestations from her guests, some of whom claimed to be fans of Celine Dion and Michael Bublé, Fiona DID play our track, 'Why Can't You Write Something Nice For A Change?'

Fiona's band ILL have a new track, Kremlin, out now, which they discuss during the show. They'll also be performing at Ruby Lounge, Manchester on Saturday along with Gum Takes Tooth, Klaus Kinski, Luminous Bodies (ft. Terminal Cheesecake & Part Chimp members) & 2 Koi Karp. For ALL the details, listen to the mixcloud widget above, if you're not doing so already.

Monday, 7 October 2013


Calm down, it's nothing to do with Madonna; it's a mix from Positronik's Captain Black.                         

Now, click 'play' on the widget above and listen to a louche and lusty sultry mix that was thrust onto our timeline in the early hours of Sunday morning. Grab a tissue, lie back, and enjoy the ride as your earlobes are lubricated with all things LURVE, and sex of course. We're on there with our anatomically correct track Mammals. Stop sniggering at the back there! Arguably, things get a bit droopy at the end with Cilla and Paul McCartney, but we're open minded, and we do like Paul's first wife's sausages. Whatever floats yer boat. We don't judge.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

HELLO WORLD! Synthopia 53 - Revolution, The Great Ascent and Breaking Free 5\6 October 2013

                                  Click 'play' on the widget above and listen while you read!

  This week's Synthopia was another super selection from Skerat which included Gabdnah S'etutitsôrp from our recent 'Mirror Writing' EP  

  Not surprisingly, we're in good musical company again as this show includes tracks from Jonteknik; Vile Electrodes; Naked Lunch and a new band to us, Uncles of Wise to name but four. It's all good though, of course! Please also listen out for Under My Skin (a Tenek cover version) by The Last Cry which is on the Tenek Vs The Last Cry EP in aid of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. 
You can read more about the EP here. 

  Synthopia's new time and online home (Mixlr) is working out really well for the show. We've joined in with the chat during live broadcasts. This is a great way to connect with other music fans and many of the musicians that are featured in the show, which currently airs at 11pm (BST UK) but will be 10pm when the clocks go back to GMT. Because this is the worldwide web, and we all seem to be at the mercy of various daylight savings schemes, we recommend joining the Synthopia Facebook Group if you want to keep up to speed with the details of upcoming broadcasts. 

 Here's the intro. to the show from host Andrew Skerat Kennedy, plus the playlist and links to the bands, as compiled by Andrew, so that you can support the artists.

Hi I'm Skerat and welcome to Synthopia. Todays show features brilliant synthpop\electro tunes from, Jonteknik, Tingle In The Netherlands, Naked Lunch, Heliophile, The Last Cry, and many more, as played on Synthopia is a weekly show that celebrates all new synth music since the millennium. The show generally has a huge slant toward Synthpop, Synthwave, Indietronica, Electronic, EDM. If you want to catch Synthopia, tune into 10:00 pm GMT time and put skerat in the search and start following. Better still join us in the chatbox during the show and say hi. If you love the music then make sure you join the Synthopia facebook group here:-

The Nathan Carlson Project – Solar Winds
Tingle In the Netherlands – Gabdnah Setutitsrp
In this Mode – Revolution
Heliophile – Econcide
Jonteknik – People At An Exhibition
The Last Cry – Under My Skin
Naked Lunch – Slipping Again, Again
Supercraft – Bizarre Love Triangle
Tokyo Witch Hunt – Burn Down (Electricity Mix)
Divine Knights - The Great Ascent
Nerd Revolt - Breaking Free
Vile Electrodes – Damaged Software
Uncles Of Wise – Pappa Zappa (Moombah-Matic Mix)
Silver Factory Superstars - Memory & Kiss (Full Length Mix)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Be Reet Radio Show 30th September 2013

Some reet daft ravelling from Tony Thornborough and Steve Nicholson on this show, which is very entertaining before you even get to the music. Talk of vajazzles was quickly diverted by a nifty segway into out track 'Prostitute's Handbag' which is surely a case of out of the frying pan and into another frying pan...

Listen out too for our pal Ste McCabe who does withering scouse sarcasm like no other, especially on the track played on this show. Aside from that there's some old classics, new demos and even a spot of star gazing with the horoscopes section... Aside from that, it's all good, apart from the track 'Chunder In The Old Pacific' by Barry Croker and Pete Best which is fucking terrible.

But don't let that put you off - it's a very entertaining show which includes some of the best local music from, Manchester, Salford and surrounding environs, so can't be bad. Thanks Tony and Steve!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Synthopia 52 - Relay Punishment and infinite Colour 28\29 September 2013

Synthopia has now settled into its new home and time slot, which currently works out at 11pm on a Saturday night here in the UK. This meant that this week we were both able to put in an appearance in the show's chat box to say 'hello'.

For those of you who weren't able to make it to the show's mixlr page during the broadcast, you can listen via the PodOmatic widget below. All of the artists involved have given their consent for the show to be made available to download; there is also an archive of previous shows that we'd recommend you check out if you're looking for new, independent synth artists such as ourselves.

We thoroughly enjoyed this one, not least because we were on it! We'll post the artists and tracklisting below the widget so that you can check them all out further and will leave it to the show's host Andrew Skerat Kennedy to give you some further introductory info.

"Hi I'm Skerat and welcome to Synthopia. Todays show features brilliant synthpop\electro tunes from, Tenek, Jonteknik, Analogue Wave, Naked Lunch, Shiny Darkness, Endless Shame, and more, as played on Synthopia is a weekly show that celebrates all new synth music since the millennium. The show generally has a huge slant toward Synthpop, Synthwave, Indietronica, Electronic, EDM. If you want to catch Synthopia, tune into 10:00 pm GMT time and put skerat in the search and start following. Better still join us in the chatbox during the show and say hi. If you love the music then make sure you join the Synthopia facebook group here:-"

Sound Commandos – Momma’s Got A Dropbox
Jonteknik – Relay
The Subterranean – Release the Pressure
Analogue Wave – Even Still
Naked Lunch – Alone (Iron Blu Remix)
Platform One – The Guilty Weight
Shiny Darkness – See You in the Next Life (Courtyard Mix)
Supercraft – Where I Belong
Endless Shame – Hear Me Now
Tenek – Punishment
EmT – Run Away From Me
Johnny Normal – Miss Razorblade
Royal Visionaries – Synthetic Love
Asian Envy – The Wolf
Lupa – The Infinite Colour
Tingle in the Netherlands – Why Can’t You Write Something Nice for a Change

Saturday, 28 September 2013

When Big Joan Sets Up: Bradford Community Radio 26th September 2013

We're not exactly sure who Big Joan is, but we do know that when she sets up you're in for a joyous musical voyage as navigated by Phil Cope.

This edition included the first ever radio play of a track from our 'Mirror Writing' EP. The track in question was Namklim which Phil chose as much for its pronouncability as its listenability [those are made up words but if you take the time to listen to 'When Big Joan Sets Up' you'll realise that it's a show that truly merits having made up words in any blog post about it.]

Anyroad up, if you're bored stiff with the mainstream and want some musical stimulation plus a few tracks that might remind you of the hey day of 'Opportunity Knocks' when you could watch a strong man doing some sort of pecs noodling dance in time with a catchy tune, then this is the show for you.
There's some spectacular aural outsider artistry on this show. We can't recommend it highly enough. 

If you haven't got a baldy clue what we're on about, that's as it should be and you should go and listen NOW!  We were most flattered to be included. You can listen 'again' if you click here.  Thanks Phil!

And do visit the show's blog for full track listing. Thank you.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Mirror Writing EP by Tingle In The Netherlands released 17.09.13

Monday, 16 September 2013

Rob Harvey's Sept 14th Saturday Breakfast Show - what did he call me?! Naughty scamp.

HT: Another top show from Rob Harvey, which sees us played alongside some of our favourite artists such as The Specials (HT) and Throbbing Gristle (OJ) plus a good mix of old and new from Vivien Glass, Modovar, Low Tide Theory, Ultravox, Vile Electrodes, Spacebuoy, Visage and many more as they say in show bizz. There's plenty here for fans of retro pop and also the burgeoning new synth scene, so as always it's great to be included. Listen out for our track 'Girlie Disco One'.
In the absence of a video, we recommend that you stare at the animated gif below, which features the woman Tingle with a disco waste paper basket on her head. It's art darling.

The mixcloud widget is ready to go at the bottom of the page, but before that, here's the blurge from Rob:

"The edited down version of my 3 hour Saturday breakfast show - first Broadcast on September 14th 2013 on Phoenix 98 FM.

We had brand new music from Vile Electrodes, The PolySonic.....Plus we had special guests, Live in the studio were MODOVAR, who played a stunning little Vince Clarke set and chatted about a special Christmas show BAS X MAS [Dec 14th - @the Edge]

This weeks chosen track for 'That track that started it' feature, was picked by Phoenix fm presenter and DJ Chris Siviter.
I chatted about weird rain hats and ate cakes as we enjoyed live music and chat......that what I call a Saturday Morning.

Join me every Saturday from 7 till 10am.. LIVE - - Oh, feel free to follow and Tweet me via @ROBR "

Friday, 13 September 2013

T!TN on Rattlebag Radio 09/09/13

Another outing for us on Rattlebag Radio thanks to Ian Thistlethwaite. Ian's radio show is broadcast on  See the Facebook Page for full details.

This mix sees us in the company of Can, Ivor Cutler, Steeleye Span, Kate Bush and The Fall amongst many and varied others. Listen out too for a jingle / ident type thing from us where we sound terribly nice. It's a deliciously quirky and eclectic collection. Thanks for including us Ian!

Here's Ian's introduction to this mixcloud:

 "Originally scheduled for broadcast Sunday 08th, but rescheduled to Monday due to technical/server, difficulties, this is the latest edition of Rattlebag Radio, as played on RLYDS. A wide range of brilliant music, including Rattlebag's "Intromental", krautrock classic, epic epic, folk finale, three tenuously linked tunes, and new feature where the Rattlebag Players help to improve a worldwide smash hit."

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

August 31st Saturday Breakfast Show on Phoenix 98 FM (Edited)

Some more airplay for us on Rob Harvey's Saturday morning breakfast show last week. As ever, we're in great company with some old favourites and lots of new stuff too. Rob seems to be going for the world record number of plays of a greeting from Steve Strange, a bit of mischief that makes me smile every time. (HT)

Thanks Rob!

Here's the blurge from Rob himself:

"The edited down version of my 3 hour Saturday breakfast show - first Broadcast on August 31st 2013 on Phoenix 98 FM.

We had brand new music from Martyn Bailey......and an exclusive New track from Johnny Normal. This weeks chosen track for 'That track that started it' feature, was picked by Paul Russell from the band, Eurasianeyes.
I chatted about a water long coastal walk and the often annoying thing I have of wanting a house as I stroll.

Join me every Saturday from 7 till 10am LIVE - - feel free to follow and Tweet me via @ROBRV"

Friday, 23 August 2013

Synthopia Episodes 46 and 47 to set you up for Saturday and beyond.

Below are two widgets to enable you to catch up with the most recent Synthopia podcasts from today and last Friday.  Synthopia 46 included a track from us, along with some new artists that we especially enjoyed such as Eigenfrequenz, John Costello and  also some recent favourites Synthie dB Shock, Analog Angel and Jonteknik to name a few. 

The podcasts are available to download, but we would urge you to support the artists that you like; most of these are like us: DIY indie artists who don't have the backing of some Cowellesque record label corporate machine (thankfully!) which is why you will hear a range of tracks that are about a million times more engaging and original than most of the pap that makes it into the charts. 

Here is the full playlist and links to the artists featured. 

Eigenfrequenz – Iridescence
Jonteknik – Music by Machines
Analog Angel – The Temple
Supercraft – Stranded – Kant Kino Remix
Asian Envy – Serenade
Color Theory – Game Over
Synthie dB Shock – Factory Reset
John Costello – Tell me Now
Calfskin – Fade Away
Zen Deluxe – Stay a While (Electro Mix)
Tingle In The Netherlands – She’s No Lady
Royal Visionaries – Back to Yazoo (Digital Explosion Remix)
Tokyo Witch Hunt – Here Is The Light (SFS Illuminate Mix)

Today’s podcast, Synthopia 47 is another mix of contemporary synth bands. Current favourites at Tingle Towers are Izzie Voodoo and the People -  a new one to us and also Diamond Bones to name just a couple of tracks. The thing to do though is to listen for yourself and make up your own mind.  Here’s the playlist and links to the artists – and remember SUPPORT THE ARTISTS! The podcast widget is at the bottom of the page. 

The Nathan Carlson Project – Illusion
Alien Skin – Summer Of Love (feat. Steve Kilby)
Spacebuoy – Oblivion
Ghost & Writer - Hurricane
Endless Shame – Twilight Zone
Shiny Darkness – Moments
Izzie Voodoo and the People – Void
Tokyo Witch Hunt – Burn Down (Electricity Mix)
Analogue Wave - Crawl
Heliophile – Trampled Garden of Delight
Sound Commandos – Shining Star
Diamond Bones – Home Is Where
Halo Effect –Sector Beta
Eurasianeyes – Far Off Land