Saturday, 29 June 2013

Enjoy our tunage - BUT DO BE CAREFUL! Feeling the love in the blogosphere.

First of all let’s start with a disclaimer:

Word reached us via the twittersphere this week that a recent customer of ours had danced so much to 'Prostitute's Handbag' she did herself an injury. Do be careful with your expressions of joy and delight whilst you listen to our tunes won't you? Tingle In The Netherlands cannot be held responsible for any accidents that occur as a result of listeners’ dancing antics. We don't want some no-win-no-fee lawyer after us for not providing the proper ladders. 

Fortunately for us, Lee Adcock didn’t let a sprained ankle deter her from writing a wonderful review of our album and also included the injurious track in a rather fabulous, dancetastic mixcloud that you can listen to via the widget below. But DO BE CAREFUL!

Lee very kindly gave us an absolutely stella write up in her Soundscape Memoirs blog.  'a blog devoted to introducing and discussing new releases from obscure, alternative, and otherwise unknown artists.'

 You can read the review in full here.
We’ll just post couple of appetite whetting quotes here for reasons of personal vanity:

“Helen penned most of the outrageous lyrics on the LP, but “Mammals”, a disturbing catalogue of facts on various occupations (“the prime minister produces one pint of saliva a day…fashion designers will risk their lives to protect their young…monarchs frequently change sex during adolescence”), was actually Owen’s brainchild. And it’s just as engrossing – if not more so – than some of Helen’s wilder narratives.” 

(Owen especially liked that one)

And of course we love this bit:

"Man, I love TITN. Perhaps that’s because I admire the old electronic masters – “Organisation”-era OMD, Human League without the chicks, John Foxx, and so forth – but also because these two harness all that dark 80s flair and then proceed to skew it even further into their own distinctive project. Go stream this sucker on their Bandcamp page and drop ‘em a few quid for the download (or a few more for the CD) – you won’t regret it, I swear." 

But those quotes are a fraction of the full write up, so do go and check it out and read it in full! 

There’s LOADS  more music recommendations on the site so well worth having a delve around. You can also get a feel for the author’s musical tastes by listening to the mixcloud below. We’d like to say a massive thank you for all the support and lovely feedback we’ve had this week. Thanks Lee!

Friday, 28 June 2013

T!TN on a joyously weird and ecelectic show from Bradford Community Radio.

If you missed our outing on Bradford Community Radio's 'When Big Joan Sets Up' never fear! We loved the description of the show as penned by its host Phil Cope pictured above:

Midnight tonight on Bradford Community Radio: 'When Big Joan Sets Up' - BCB’s dirty little secret tucked away on Wednesday nights at midnight, like a mad relative trapped in the attic in a 1970s horror film.

If you, humble reader, decide to join the happy band of insomniacs, skiving security guards and burglars that comprise our listenership, you can sample delightful new music in a bewildering variety of genres and one or two old songs as well.

Obviously, that description would suggest that this show would be right up our street - and it was. Host Phil brings you a riot of musical weirdness and noise in a John Peel stylie. We thoroughly enjoyed this one. Click here to listen again. 

We've pasted the track list below as taken from Phil's blog. Listen out for the song that follows 'A Forest of Cocks' - that should give you a feel for how eclectic this show is. Thanks Phil! 


When Big Joan Sets Up – 27th June 2013 – A Tingle in Yer Netherlands

Mira Jean Clarke – “Swing Low” (V/A LP – “Time Will Make A Change”) (Mississippi)
Winter Bear – “Jump In The Fire” (7″) (Hozac)
Clipping – “Story” (LP – “midcity”) (
Tingle In The Netherlands – “Forest of Cocks” (LP – “Why Can’t You Write Something Nice For A Change”) (bandcamp)
Amon Amarth – “We Shall Destroy” (LP – “Deceiver of the Gods”) (Metal Blade)
Pangea – “Viaduct” (12″) (Chestplate)
Hamadth Kah – “Ce Weeti” (V/A LP – “Laila Je T’Aime”) (Mississippi/Sahel Sounds)
Body/Head – “Unreleased 1″ (Soundcloud)
DNA – “Not Moving” (V/A LP “No New York”) (Antilles)
QQ and Venomous – “One Drop” (download single) (Stashment Productions)
Tingle In The Netherlands – “The Housewife’s Lament” (LP – “Why Can’t You Write Something Nice For A Change”) (bandcamp)
Klute – “Best Bit’s Not Over” (12″) (Commercial Suicide)
Jimmy Lee Williams – “Hoot Your Belly Give Your Backbone Ease” (V/A LP – “Sticks Over Your Shoulder”) (Mississippi)
Tingle In The Netherlands – “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Cleaner” (LP – “Why Can’t You Write Something Nice For A Change”) (bandcamp)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Darklands Radio Show: 26th June 2013

Two T!TN tracks can be found on this deliciously dark playlist from Darklands Radio an alternative music program focusing on current EBM, New Wave, Post Punk, Gothic, Metal, Electro, etc.

You can hear the show every Wednesday at 107.8 FM or via the internet at or visit the facebook page for show archives that can also be download.

The latest show can be heard and / or downloaded via the widget at the bottom of the page. The two T!TN tracks from the playlist can also be grabbed for free, along with the Atomizer remix of 'Prostitute's Handbag'  from our Bandcamp Page.

01 Exponentia - Traurigkeit 4:53
02 Jonteknik - Robot music 3:30
03 Shiv-r - Hollow mask (unmasked) 4:26
04 Tingle in the Netherlands - Prostitute's Handbag 3:24
05 Tingle in the Netherlands - A Forest Of Cocks 6:46
06 Ex Machina - No One 4:46
07 The Department - Take my hand 4:13
08 Covenant - Last Dance 6:14
09 NIN - Came back haunted 5:17
10 Calling All Astronauts – I wanna be your dog

T!TN interview on ‘One Collector Thousand Tunes’

You may recall a few blogs back where we mentioned that we’d been played on the show ‘One Collector Thousand Tunes’ hosted by Mitrakos Evangelos on Greek online radio station La Cooperativa Web Radio. We were also very flattered to discover a Tingle In The Netherlands page on the station website.

Following that post, Mitrakos asked if we’d like to be interviewed for a Tingle In The Netherlands special, so of course we said ‘Yes!’

You can listen to the full show, via the mixcloud widget below; the show includes some of our tracks, as recommended by us, as well as our interview. 

You can hear our answers in both English and Greek as Mitrakos translates the answers for Greek listeners. So, many thanks to Mitrakos for helping us to reach new listeners overseas. Thanks Mitrakos!

Two Excellent Electronic Mixclouds for you from Essex and Kent!

HT: Despite being based up north we've been spending a lot of time listening to some great local radio stations from dahn sarf. Thanks to the wonder of the web, every local radio show on the planet is available in the global village and so we've been tuning in when'er we've been aired. This is all part of our slow but sure strategy towards world domination. Village by village, community by community, we will use our synthtastic stealth to worm our way into your ears and ultimately your hearts. Have you seen the time? I get more verbose when I'm tired...

So, first up we have Rob Harvey's Saturday Breakfast show from 22nd June 2013 which includes the likes of us along with Ultravox, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode and ZZ Top. ZZ Top? Well anyway, it's a very good music show from Essex radio station Phoenix FM. We sent our CD to Rob last week and he has already reported that he can't stop singing 'Prostitute's Handbag'. Obviously resistance is futile.

Once you've listened to Rob's show, you can scroll further south and you will find a mixcloud widget from Sheppey FM's excellent Bluetown Electronica. This show is sheer bliss if you love electronic music in all its forms. Our tracks don't appear on the listings on the mixcloud, but we're there, hiding in clear sight...

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Owen's a poet and he didn't...oh nevermind...

Helên : Of the two of us, I’m the  one tagged as the poet, so it’s made a nice change to see the track ‘Mammals’,  which is 100 % Owen’s work, included in a podcast that specialises in poetry and spoken word as well as music. We’re obviously rubbing off on one another so it will only be a matter of time before I start recording myself dropping spoons down a well whilst ravelling on about waveforms.  Poetry / music  - it’s all about the sounds and the rhythm baby, which brings us nicely round to the latest edition of Echolalia Radio:  

A Heady mix of of spoken word and rare music. 
Poets, Troubadours and Word-smiths.”

There’s some interesting music on this one: ‘I’m on the Left’ by ‘Tweakage’ is rather good and a little reminiscent of ‘Public Service Broadcasting’ with some nicely squelchy music accompanying RP spoken word. 

For proper poetry types there’s some Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson and Robert S. Frost with a Smiths track thrown in for any angst ridden Mancunian fops who fancy a listen. All in all, this is quite an enjoyable mix. We also liked the fact that the mixcloud's cover picture for this edition of Echolalia featured one of Owen's favourite mammals, a cheeky little dog. So, check it out hep cats! 

Friday, 21 June 2013

The Notorious New Wave Show - Host Gina Achord - June 21, 2013

HT: A big thank you goes out to Gina Achord for playing 'Prostitute's Handbag' on the latest edition of The Notorious New Wave Show

This week's show features exclusively female fronted bands as well as an  interview with Saffron, singer for Republica. Plus La Roux, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Pretenders, Vile Electrodes, Bananarama, Goldfrapp, Strawberry Switchblade, Blondie and little 'ol us. I enjoyed it so much I had my period! (That last sentence is a joke btw). As ever, it's great to have our music played but even better when we're played alongside so many great artists old and new. Thanks Gina!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tony Thornborough's (not bad) Radio Show 17/06/13

It was nice to see our track 'A Forest of Cocks' get some airplay the other day. It doesn't get out much despite being OFCOM safe (just so all of you community DJs know - there's no swearing in it). It was swiftly followed by 'Fantasy' by Factory Acts. As Susan from the band said: "One might say one woman's 'Forest of Cocks' is another man's 'Fantasy' or vise versa or t'other way round." Indeed. Here's the mixcloud - Thanks Tony!

Tony Thornborough's (not bad) Radio Show 17/06/13 by Tony Thornborough on Mixcloud

Monday, 17 June 2013

Synthopia - 14 June 2013 - Very shiny and new

Here's a chance to catch up with, and download, last Friday's Synthopia show. Synthopia is broadcast on Fridays at 11 am (UK time) on  You can also listen to previous podcasts of the show, all of which can be downloaded, via:

This week's show included one of our tracks, and gave us our first chance to hear a track from Synthie dB Shock who has just released her EP: Factory Reset and who also very kindly gave us a name check in her blog. Thanks Synthie! 

We'll leave the full description of the latest show to Synthopia's host Skerat whom we would also like to say a big thank you to for playing our tunes. Thanks Skerat!

Hi I'm Skerat and welcome to Synthopia. Todays show features brilliant synthpop\electro tunes from, Toffetronic, Tingle in the Netherlands, Ghost Capsules, Bomb the Bass, Spacebuoy, Synthie dB Shock and many more great groups, as played on Synthopia is a weekly Friday show that celebrates all new synth music since the millennium. The show generally has a huge slant toward Synthpop, Synthwave, Nu-Disco, Electronic, EDM. If you want to catch Synthopia, tune into live every Friday at 11:00 am UK time. Better still join us in the shoutbox during the show and say hi 

If you love the music then make sure you join the Synthopia facebook group here:-

Here's the full playlist, with links to all the musicians featured:
Toffetronic – Machines And White Powder
Toffetronic – Thirteen III
Lord Numb – Architect
Tingle in The Netherlands – She’s No Lady
Ghost Capsules – My Red Shoes
Bomb the Bass – Wandering Star
Spacebuoy – Desire and Vision (Skinjob Remix)
Analogue Wave – Mezkal
Unity One – Join the Light
Night Club – Strobe Light
Vision Talk – Nova
Synthie Decible Shock – Factory Reset
Analog – Learn To Live 
Analog – It’s Too Bad Disco’s Dead

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Fallen Rock Zone ARE BACK!

After taking a short break, Sherry and Barb of Fallen Rock Zone fame returned with a brand new show, which aired last Thursday, and offered up double helpings of a fine selection of musicians, ourselves included.

Barbara has also recently started to upload track listings for each show, and previous shows, so it's thanks to her that we can paste Thursday's selection below. Thanks as always ladies - it's great to have you back! 

Fallen Rock Zone Playlist: Alternative Show/June 13. 2013 Guests: None

Special Guests: None
Listen to show here:  or via the widget at the bottom of the page.

Double Shot Day!
1. Photostat Machine - Blown (Away)
2. Photostat Machine - Fallen
3. The Dollyrots - Dumb
4. The Dollyrots - Because I'm Awesome
5. Adam Ant - Angel
6. Adam Ant - Strip
7. Paul Corson - Midnight Train
8. Paul Corson - Your Kiss
9. Tingle In The Netherlands - 365
10. Tingle In The Netherlands - Astronaut Love Triangle
11. Farmacia - Secreto
12. Farmacia - Chispas De Amor
13. Myamoto - Tie Me Down
14. Myamoto - Too Late
15. Duran Duran - White Lines
16. Duran Duran - Perfect Day
17. Gin Wigmore - Black Sheep
18. Gin Wigmore - Oh My
19. Nine Inch Nails - Ringfinger
20. Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug
21. Raven Quinn - Decadence
22. Raven Quinn - Stella Jane
23. The Anix - In The End
24. The Anix featuring Apoptygma Berzerk - Burn
25. Depeche Mode - Stripped
26. Depeche Mode - Martyr

Listen to internet radio with Fallen Rock Zone on BlogTalkRadio

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The June 8th Saturday Breakfast Show on Phoenix 98 FM (Edited)

Another thank you to Rob Harvey for continuing to play our music on his Saturday morning breakfast show which is always very good.

Here are the details from Rob himself:

The edited down version of my 3 hour breakfast show - first Broadcast on June 8th 2013.

Featuring brand tracks from White Lies, Mooger and Go name but 3... Also, we played 3 tracks from one of our Creative Sessions bands- Outset Ocarina; Who attended ours live session in April 2013.

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

Friday, 7 June 2013

Mixclouds Galore...

There's not a cloud in the sky and it finally appears as if we have some seasonally sunshiny weather here in Blighty after months of cold grey gloom. Here's a picture of some sunshine beaming down on Dungeness Power Station that we took when we were on holiday the other year just in case you've forgotten what sunshine looks like.

However, there's a couple of welcome clouds on the horizon both of which would make ideal playlists for your BBQ or similar outdoor extravaganza.

The first one is a treat for synthpoppers as it includes T!TN along with a spot of metaphorical rainfall. Here are the show's details as written by the host Barbara Laurson of Fallen Rock Zone Fame.

Episode 2 of The Sun And The Rainfall is a collection of Alternative Indie artists ranging from Alternative rock to synth and electro pop and new wave: Curxes, The Big Pink, Klovavenus, Fiction 8, Tingle In The Netherlands, Ming The Mong, Lotropic, Tenek, Low Tide Theory, R3SET, Jenna F., Photostat Machine, Jonteknik.

Mixcloud number 2 in this blog is another aural delight from Bob Osborne as described by the man himself:

This time around the focus is on Aberdeen band Miss Lucid with all of their new EP and all of their first EP - I spoil you sometimes. As well as that the new single from Mr Graney, all of the new EP from The Nyco Project, another cut from the forthcoming "Glamourpus" release from Luis Drayton, and loads more brand new tunes....and one or two classics thrown in at the end to spice up the mix......more information at

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Friends of Bluetown 1 by Paul Randall

If you haven't tuned in to Sheppey FM's Bluetown Electronica (Sunday's 6pm) you've been missing an absolute treat for Electronic music fans. 
 Never fear; those good people at Bluetown Electronica have put this mixtape together which includes a few of us who have been featured thus far. This one's got T!TN as well as Owen's ambient project Air Fracture plus our friends Factory Acts, Microvolt and Pinklogik and many more. All excellent stuff. It's a really well put together mix, and we're not just saying that because we're on it, but obviously that helps!