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...

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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!