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RODNEY CROMWELL: NEW ALBUM
 

‘Memory Box’ the new album from Rodney Cromwell is out today on yellow vinyl LP, in stores and all major digital platforms. 12 tracks of haunting vintage-styled electronica, including the singles 'Opus Three’ and ‘Memory Box’. The album was produced with Richard Bennett in his Brooklyn studio and was designed by Martin J Langthorne.   The album is available from your favourite online stores, distributed by Cargo Records, including

 

Norman RecordsRough Trade | Radio/ ON | Piccadilly Records | Banquet Records |  Juno |  WHSmith 

 

And if you're an international customer and want to avoid any nasty import charges, we recommend the following stockists:

 

Decks Records (DE) | Deejay (DE) | HHV (DE) | JPC (DE) |   Media Markt (DE) | BigDipper (NO) | FNAC (FR) |  DISKUNION (JP) | Mondadoristore (IT) | HMV (JP)

 

If you are a digital listener, please add your favourite tracks to your playlists.

 

Spotify | iTunes | Beatport | Amazon

 

People have said some nice things about the record already, not least: 

 

"If you like analogue synths and old drum machines, you'll soon get lost in this amazing album 10/10 '  Stephen Roper, Author of Gary Numan Back Stage

 

"An essential addition to the collection of any electro-dance and synthpop / synthwave aficionado. Hands-down, this album numbers among the top releases of 2022" The Record Stache

 

"Encourages us to dance in the face of catastrophe" Louder Than War

 

"Motorik mechanisation within a hypnotic electronic backdrop...Glorious" Electricity Club.co.uk 

 

"Do yourself a favor and add this one to your collection" Mobile Musician Magazine

 

And you can of course order the album direct from us, either from the Botshop or our Bandcamp

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ROMAN ANGELOS: NEW ALBUM
 

'Music for Underwater Supermarkets' - the second album from Roman Angelos is out today on LP, in stores and all major digital platforms. It's 10 tracks of electronic and exotic bliss, including the single 'Swimming Through the Aisles.' Big thanks to all of you that have already purchased the lovely 'aquamarine' coloured LP, - pressed at Deepgrooves, the world's most green pressing plant.

 

On this new album Roman paints a sonic dreamscape where the mundane act of grocery shopping meets the future. “Music for Underwater Supermarkets” continues and extends his obsession with the library and soundtrack music of the past. This time, he fuses that aesthetic with childhood memories of being pushed around in shopping carts and visiting strip malls. Vibraphones chime alongside woodwinds and vintage synthesizers, creating an immersive sound that feels exotic and smooth.

 

The album is available to buy from our Bandcamp or the Botshop.

 

You can also buy from some awesome record stores including:

Norman Records | Rough Trade | Juno | Banquet | WhSmith

 

If you are outside of the UK, maybe use one of these international stockists:

 

Fnac (FR) | HMV (JP) | Tower (JP) | Streetlight (USA)

 

The album is available digitally via Cargo Records and on limited edition aquamarine coloured vinyl

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BOTS OF DELIGHT 2: RODNEY CROMWELL
 

The second in our ‘Bots of Delight’ series, that explores deep-cuts, rarities and things that might not quite fit on a ‘normal’ release is out now. Each edition comes as digital release and a limited edition lathe-cut 7” record, only available direct from the label. The lathe for Bots of Delight no.1 sold out in about six hours so do get in fast.

The second in the series presents two early instrumentals from Rodney Cromwell in which he developed his sound. Recorded while in the band Saloon, 'Get me to Prague' and 'Radagast The Brown' - both made on casiotones and vintage synths - are two lo-fi explorations into primitive hauntological electronica. 

Order now from our Bandcamp.

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BOTS OF DELIGHT 
A NEW SINGLE SERIES

‘Bots of Delight’ the first in a brand new series of releases from Happy Robots . The series will explore deep-cuts, rarities and things that might not quite fit on a ‘normal’ release. Each edition will come in the form of a digital release and a limited edition lathe-cut 7” record only available direct from the label.

The title track of this single, "Italian Soda", serves up twangy surf guitars against bossa nova beats and operatic singing. The B-Side, "Shocked In Sciacca”, is a gnarly funk number, calling to mind mustachioed detectives chasing a criminal through night-time backstreets and alleys. And the digital platforms feature a bonus track in 'The Ladies From Lipari'.

Order now from our Bandcamp.

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RODNEY CROMWELL NEW SINGLE

Rodney Cromwell has just released his first new song since 2018 in the form of 'Memory Box' which premiered on the Post-Punk.com blog.

Memory Box is a song about perceptions of reality and the certainty of our memories. The song is the title track of the forthcoming Rodney Cromwell album, scheduled for release in early 2022.

 

The 'Memory Box' single was released on Wednesday 27th October on all digital formats with  a limited edition promo CDs also made available to the most enthusiastic of Happy Robots customers. The CD includes 'Memory Box,' the B-side 'Memory Stops' and two new remixes. 

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MOOD TAEG - NEW ALBUM ANAPHORA

It's finally out. After stalled release dates in May and September the new MOOD TAEG album 'Anaphora' has finally dropped today onto all the digital platforms and in the best record stores c/o our distributor Cargo Records. The album is another slice of blissful left-leaning krautrock. This is what the best of the printed press are saying:

The album is available on red 12" 180g LP and is purchasable from the best record stores as well as our Bandcamp. 

 

It's also available on all the major digital platforms, Apple MusicSpotify etc. Please add to your playlists and all that.

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ALICE HUBBLE: NEW VIDEO & TOUR

ALICE HUBBLE has dropped a new video for her song 'Hexentanzplatz' which is the title track from her new album. The video, which premiered on the God Is In The TV site, was directed and animated by Katharina Rival.  

Alice is on tour in support of the album and its playing the following UK dates:

15 Oct

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

23 Oct

West Hill Hall, Brighton supporting Laetitia Sadier

 

31 Oct

The Moon, Cardiff

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ALICE HUBBLE NEW ALBUM

'Hexentanzplatz' the second album from Alice Hubble is out now on LP in stores and on all major digital platforms.  Nine new songs of electronic loveliness which includes the singles 'My Dear Friend', 'Power Play' and 'Hexentanzplatz'. 

The album is available to buy from our Bandcamp and the Botshop

Changes in EU tax laws may mean that EU customers will be liable to incur extra import taxes which the buyer will be required to pay. As such EU  friends and customers may prefer to buy from one of the following:

JPC (DE) | MediaMarkt (DE) | Mondadori (IT) | CD-DVD-Vinyl (PL) ExLibris (CH)

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HAPPY ROBOTS MERCH

Finally in response to popular demand we've produced our first Happy Robots official apparel. 

 

With an exclusive design by Martin J Langthorne, the 'Happy Robots Design One T-Shirt' comes in black, with a limited number of red and blue shirts too.

 

All colours will be available from Friday 7th May from our Bandcamp shop, with the black edition also available in the Botshop. The shirt comes in a range of sizes from small to XXL and it has been very reasonably priced at £10. 

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TIM'S TWITTER LISTENING PARTY

On April 12th Happy Robots head honcho Adam Cresswell (known also as Rodney Cromwell) contributed to a Tim’s Listening Party over on Twitter.

If you don’t know what a listening party is, it’s a Twitter event curated by TIM BURGESS of THE CHARLATANS. The deal is, listeners / tweeters all put on the same record at the same time, listen and chat with the artists where they share their innermost secrets about the records

 

For this party, the soundtrack was the second album by Adam’s old band SALOON ‘If We Meet In The Future’. Released in 2003 and acclaimed by the likes of NME and Pitchfork, it’s also the album that features the song 'Happy Robots'.  Big thanks to Pete Paphides for making this happen.You can follow it again on the Listening Party Replay