Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Rattlebag Radio Presents...Under The Electric Blanket by By Ian Thistlethwaite

On Monday night we put out a call to any DJs who might like us  to record a jingle for them. We were already recording a couple for Mitrakos Evangelos from La Cooperativa Radio in Greece (make sure you click on that link - we'll have more news re. this in future posts) so we thought we'd see if anyone else wanted one.

Suddenly, out of the twittersphere appeared a man by the name of Ian Thistlethwaite who asked for a jingle for one of his Rattlebag Radio podcasts.  Of course, we were very happy to oblige because we're nice like that.

The very next day, our jingle appeared in the 'Under The Electric Blanket' mixcloud podcast which is pasted below. Much as we'd like to claim that our jingle is the best thing on there, it isn't, as the mixcloud is full of some really interesting new electronic sounds and musicians, including a favourite of ours Cloud Waste and the Calf. 

There's a good few artists on here that we intend to check out further. It's well worth a listen...despite our jingle...

Enter The Shadows 43. 27th May 2013.

If you missed Monday's Enter the Shadows show, here is the playlist for you from Brazil's DjTonyy Moreira Thanks Tonyy! 

You can download the show via the link at the bottom of the page. As you can see and hear, we're in deliciously dark musical company again. Download and enjoy at your leisure.

01 - Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
02 - Young Galaxy - New Summer
03 - Alessandro Parisi feat. Andrea Noce - Gabriel's Horn
04 - Crushes - Love Is Lost
05 - ADULT. - We Will Rest
06 - Tingle In The Netherlands - Astronaut Love Triangle
07 - Square Phaze - I Really Want To!
08 - Techniques Berlin - Metropolis (1988)
09 - Electrosexual feat. Natalii - Je Veux Du Cash (Club version)
10 - The Hacker feat. Miss Kittin - Masterplan
11 - The Human League - All I Ever Wanted (Alter Ego Remix)

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

'So no stonefaced John Foxx action here'. Make Your Own Taste

HT: A big thank you to the 'Make Your Own Taste' blog for taking the time to listen to our album and to write a very nice review, which includes lots of lovely quotes that we can use to big ourselves up. I was chatting to the blog's writer and apparently listening to our album is like being in an episode of 'Ashes to Ashes' - needless to say, we took that as a huge compliment! As mentioned 'Make Your Own Taste' also gives good quote:

"..the sounds could not be more 1982 vintage, which is pretty cool, those cold, haughty synths and disdainful female vocals, with the robotik beats so beloved of clubbers of the era." 

You can read the full write up if you go here  Scroll down a bit for the T!TN write up. We also appreciated the fact that the blogger in question didn't mind stepping a little out of their comfort zone and into our wonky synth world; 'Make Your Own Taste' is an excellent music blog for lovers of ambient, drone, acoustic and experimental music, much of it very different to the T!TN sound, but no less appealing if you enjoy a wide range of genres as we know a lot of our blog readers do. So, off you pop - there's LOADS of new music on there that is well worthy of your ever hungry ears.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Synthopia: Show 32 - Double or Nothing - 24th May 2013

HT: Our final blog of the week brings you a podcast from Australia hosted by Skerat who very kindly played two of our tracks on this week's edition of Synthopia . Skerat also admins the Synthopia group on facebook which is a place to share synth music discoveries from the year 2000 onwards.

The Synthopia radio show is broadcast on every Friday at 11am UK time, specialising in  Synthpop, Synthwave, Nu-Disco, Electronic and EDM.  For those who can't listen live the show is also available as a podcast shortly after the broadcast. You can listen to Friday's edition via the widget below. The podcast is also downloadable so you can listen again and again! This show comes highly recommended for anyone who really loves synth music in all of its forms. Thanks again Skerat!


Mr. Ed – Project-X
Tingle in the Netherlands – Astronaut Love Triangle
Tingle in the Netherlands – Why Can’t You write Something Nice for a Change
Analog Angel Eternal – Neon Mix by Airwolf One
Derby Sunshine – The Milky Way
Destination – Atmosphere
Destination – Say – Mooger’s Extended mix
Modover- The Sea of Unspoken Words
Modover – Clearly
Father Tiger – Still with Me
Father Tiger – Shell
Kevin Tye – Melt Away feat. Pete Steer
Vile Electrodes – Headlong
Vile Electrodes – The Last Time

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

The British Are Coming....via the radio in Canada!

Today's bit of blogosphere thanks goes to Canadian DJ Matt Dalzell who broadcasts an indie music show featuring British bands, entitled aptly enough, 'The British Are Coming'.

The show airs on 103.7 FM CFBU in Niagara Ontario at at 10pm local time, which is quite late over here in the UK. Fortunately for us, Matt uploads the shows to his soundcloud page so that UK listeners can tune it at their leisure. This latest edition includes one of our tracks along with a great mix of unsigned and classic indie tunes from the likes of Primal Scream, Curxes and The Pigeon Detectives. See the full playlist below and listen via the soundcloud widget. If you enjoy this one, you can listen to Matt's previous shows which are also available on his soundcloud page.

The British are Coming - May 21 2013 - Show #180


Primal Scream - Invisible City
The Boxer Rebellion - Fragile
The Pigeon Detectives - Unforgettable
Prides - Out Of The Blue
Thumpers - Unkinder (A Tougher Love)
IAMX - I Come With Knives
Just Handshakes - London Bound
Embers - Part Of The Echoes
Splashh - Today (Fade Away)
Tingle In The Netherlands - Why Can’t You Write Something Nice For A Change? (Nice Song)
Waylayers - S.O.S
Neon Neon - The Jaguar
Hazy Eyed Smiles – Time
Casual Sex - Stroh 80
Tokolosh - Shapeshifter
Curxes - Further Still
New Carnival - Let Me Shake You
Story Books - Simple Kids

Friday, 24 May 2013

Mitrakos Evangelos: Enas Sullektis Xiliades Hxoi #39

Another great mixcloud here as compiled by  Mitrakos Evangelos in Athens. We always get a bit of a buzz from knowing that our music is being enjoyed and played all over the globe. Obviously that's the power of the web, but it's nice to know which bits of the map we can colour in as we venture forth in our quest for world domination!

We also liked the fact that we were played alongside our pals Factory Acts as well as more bands that were new to us whose music we enjoyed on this playlist. It's just win, win win! Many thanks to Mikrakos for including us in this mix.

The usual mix of new music and one or two classics
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Echolalia Radio EP 08: Lost My Heart on the Tide - 23/05/13

Yesterday saw the first outing of T!TN on Echolalia Radio a show which features spoken word and poetry as well as any unusual musical offerings that take the host's fancy. This edition included two of our tracks as well as one of Helên's poems that we recorded before embarking on the journey that is Tingle In The Netherlands. It's a collaboration with The Ethel Ronson Experience aka Conrad McQueen who created the musical loop that was then stitched together by Owen in his studio with some added OJ vocals for good measure. Make of that what you will! If you like the track you can get it as a download on Helên's soundcloud page.

More on Echolalia Radio from their facebook page:
A Voice for Poets!. We play Poetry, Rare, Exotic and Unsigned Music, We scream about the new & fly the flag for what's gone before. We have a platform from which to preach and want you to join us. Thursday Nights 10 - 11pm
A Heady mix of of spoken word and rare music. Poets, Troubadours and Word-smiths.

Scouring the globe to bring you the best new and unsigned artist as well as dusting of the vinyl to rediscover what's gone before.

Interviews, live readings and a good dose of great music. All fed into this exotic gumbo, true food for the mind.

Welcome to the weird and wonderful library of Echolalia.

We want to hear from you! Drop us a line if you have a song or poem you want us to play. We are listening...


Presenter: Chris Nelms
Producer: Chris Nelms and Peter Stewart
Studio Engineer: Peter Stewart

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

THE MONTY SHOW - 149 - THE JUNTA MIX (uncut) - 21st May 2013

This is an EXCELLENT mix that was recently featured on The Monty Show. There's some classic blasts from the past melded together with some brand new stuff including tracks from us and our friends, those naughty scamps Luis Drayton and Toska Wilde. We both  really enjoyed this one.

Here's a description of the mix from its creator:

"Here's a very special edition of 94.4FM Salford City Radio's "THE MONTY SHOW" first aired in edited form on TUES 21st MAY.

Here's the full 75 minute version...THE JUNTA MIX! This week as a change to my usual format, I'm handing over to my alter-ego THE JUNTA...""he's" doing a full dance mix of old and new electronica,featuring NEW ORDER, FAITHLESS, CHEMICAL BROTHERS, DUKE DUMONT,ARMIN VAN BUUREN,POSITRONIK,SBTRKT,STONE ROSES, TINGLE IN THE NETHERLANDS, TOSKA WILDE & LUIS DRAYTON, SECTION 25, THE JUNTA and many more" 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Hello Brazil! And thank you Tonyy!

HT: If you missed our appearance on the 20th May edition of  the Enter The Shadows show  on Radio Hotzilla you can download an MP3 of the whole show. The playlist and link are below. As far as we know this is our first radio outing in Brazil courtesy of  DjTonyy Moreira, in Sau Paulo. It's an excellent mix of bands, most of whom we're not familiar with. I especially liked the track 'In Heaven' by Gliss, but there's a few on here that I intend to check out further. Always like it when that happens. Thanks Tonyy!
Programa Enter The Shadows 42: 20 de maio de 2013

01 - Savage Sister - Watercolor
02 - Autumn's Grey Solace - Immortal Muse
03 - Mitraillette - Die On Their Backs
04 - Tiger Lips - Mascara
05 - Swimming Lessons - Double
06 - Gliss - In Heaven
07 - Still Corners - The Trip
08 - Tingle In The Netherlands - Prostitute's Handbag
09 - Young Galaxy - What We Want
10 - Another Green World - In Dreams
11 - Mr. Kitty - 44 Days
12 - Parallels aka Kontravoid - Dry Blood
13 - M83 - Midnight City (Trentemoller Remix)
14 - Forthcoming Fire - Riders On The Storm

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

"What would Glass Candy sound like if they sang about dicks?"

We got a succinct but beautifully formed blog post on the Ongakubaka music blog where we were likened to one of Owen's favourite bands, Glass Candy, as per the title of this blog.

There's mention too of the free download of 'Prostitute's Handbag' which you can get as a 'name your price' 3 track 'single' release from Bandcamp.

Also available from our page at Nerve Echo . If you scroll down the T!TN Nerve Echo page a bit you'll see both our version and The Atomizer Remix  just below our album. Just put a zero in the price bit and get it for free.

Alternatively, if the twittersphere is your more permanent residence, you can get a couple of free downloads via out newly set up twitmusic page. If you like our synth sound but are sick of the dicks you can download the instrumental of 'A Forest of Cocks' . 

'A Forest of Cocks' - Instrumental via twitmusic player - free download.

You will also find a few of our tunes on there available for streaming and tweeting to your pals as well as another free download: 'Prostitute's Handbag' Atomizer Remix

'Prostitute's Handbag' - Atomizer Remix via twitmusic player - free download.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

The Sun And The Rainfall podcast - Alternative Indie Show 1

Our friends at Fallen Rock Zone are taking a short break from their blogtalk radio show but all is not lost because Barbara has decided to keep her hand in by producing some podcasts, featuring many of her favourite bands, to fill the void.

Here is the first episode of The Sun And The Rainfall as curated by Barbara: 'A collection of Alternative Indie artists ranging from Alternative rock to synth and electro pop and new wave: Photostat Machine, A Terrible Splendour, Tingle In The Netherlands, Eleven:Eleven, JRumney, Precious McKenzie, Father Tiger, Killwave, The Open Feel, Splintered In Her Head, Southway, Mansions & Junipers, Low Tide Theory, Fluorescent Echo, Farmacia.'

We especially liked the cover of Warm Leatherette by Fluorescent Echo as well as the tracks by our friends Farmacia and J. Rumney. All in all this is a great play list and we're very happy to be included too!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Square Pig’s Electro Chart - Vote T!TN

For lovers and discoverers of all types of music, whether it be indie, acoustic, electro, 80's or folk, the new Square Pig website is well worth a visit. This is a goldmine for bands and music fans alike as it provides opportunities to promote gigs, music and venues as well as providing a platform for loads of new bands, us included. 

We've found our way onto Square Pig's Electronic New Music Chart along with our friends Factory Acts and some other new electronic artists, all of which are well worthy of your ears. More artists are due to be added to the chart in coming weeks. 

The voting element is a good bit of fun, which will hopefully give all the bands an incentive to get on board and spread the word to their fans, but the main purpose is to showcase new music. There's a chance that if you already like one of the bands on there, you'll discover something new to your taste as well. Brilliant!
We'd also like to send a big squeal of delight and a trough load of gratitude to the Square Pig website for including us; like all of the bloggers, DJs and reviewers who spend their time, usually for free, promoting new music, these guys are part of the life blood of the independent music scene that provides an alternative to the tide of  mass produced swill that we're fed by the mainstream music industry. That's enough of the extended pig metaphor, suffice to say: Thanks Square Pig!

Follow on twitter: @sqrpig