Alice Hubble - new single and remixes

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Alice Hubble has a new single out on 27th November which is 'We Are Still Alone' it will be the final single to be taken from the 'Polarlichter' album.

The single features 4 new remixes. The first to drop on Friday 13 November is a dark, dystopian re-working from the brillaint Pye Corner Audio, known to many for his work with Ghost Box records and on movie soundtracks such as the HyperNormalisation documentary. The single also features two more workings of the title track from Happy Robots' very own Roman Angelos and a re-working of Polarlichter (still by ADRA).

You can pre-save the single at: https://smarturl.it/preorderalicehubble

You can order the limited CD single at: https://happyrobotsrecords.bandcamp.com/

And watch the video: https://youtu.be/NM3JSivEIrI

Mood Taeg: Debut Album Exophora Out in stores

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‘Exophora’ the debut LP by Mood Taeg is out now both digitally and in stores. The album has had some great feedback. Thanks to everyone that wrote about it and bought a copy.  You can still buy the blue vinyl LP in our store.

“This album could be the beginning of an promising career for Mood Taeg. We look on with interest”

Mr Olivetti @ Freq

http://freq.org.uk/reviews/mood-taeg-exophora/

 

 “‘Exophora’ will satisfy the ears and minds of many kosmische enthusiasts, sitting nicely not far from the most recent Fujya & Miyagi”

Chi Ming-Lai @ The Electricity Club

Full Review: http://www.electricityclub.co.uk/mood-taeg-exophora/

 

“The whole LP is so laid back it’s horizontal and is a welcome antidote to these strange and fast moving times”

Ioan Humphries @ Joyzine

Full Review: https://joyzineuk.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/singel-review-mood-taeg-corpora/

 

“Exophora is a thrilling album of extended metronomic compositions that are both indebted to their influences and crushingly contemporary at the same time”

Arvin Kashyap @ Spill Magazine

Review & Premiere: http://spillmagazine.com/spill-album-premiere-mood-taeg-exophora/

 

“Digital recording techniques meet with analogue synths to produce results that are at once experimental and bewitchingly accessible.”

Mark Whitby @ Unwashed Territories Blog

Review https://unwashedterritories.blogspot.com/2020/05/mood-taeg-exophoria-happy-robots.html

 

“Mood Taeg have generated some topnotch Teutonica here”

Rupert Bottenberg @ PAM M360

Review https://panm360.com/en/records/exophora-mood-taeg/

 

“Exploring, with fresh and genuine authenticity, the simple mystery of a timeless sound, always the same, yet always different”

Fabrizio Lusso @ White Light / White Heat

 

Jockrock

Feature https://www.jockrock.org/this-week/mood-taeg/

 

The Dorf

Interview https://thedorf.de/gesichter/zu-tisch-mit/mood-taeg-exophora/

 

Manic Pop Thrills

Interview https://manicpopthrills.wordpress.com/2020/06/19/life-under-lockdown-20-kko-and-tdk-mood-taeg/

BOT TV

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We hope you are all staying safe and well during the pandemic. Our thoughts are with those who have been personally affected by Covid-19, not least with their metal well-being during these troubling times.

Without gigs to promote we've done some tidying up on our YouTube page, and if you follow us on social media you have have caught one of the two BOT TV live streaming shows that we ran.

Episode One: The Video Show, saw us streaming some of our favourite Happy Robots videos including tracks by Rodney Cromwell, Sinosa and Tiny Magnetic Pets.

Episode Two: The Live Show, saw label boss Adam interviewing Mood Taeg, Alice Hubble and Roman Angelos with exclusive videos and a performance of US The Price is Right theme by Roman. 

You can catch up with both of these shows over on our YouTube (and don't forget to subscribe while you are there)

Mood Taeg: Debut Album Exophora Out Now Digitally

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‘Exophora’ the debut LP by Mood Taeg is out now digitally; the album is available digitally via Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Beatport and all other major digital platforms distributed by Cargo Records.

Unfortunately because of the current disruption to supply chains, the physical LP will be delayed reaching stores. But if you order from our online store or our Bandcamp you should receive your LP in advance of the official physical release date.

This album is one for all lovers of lush electronic kosmische musik. If you enjoy the motorik drumming of Jaki Liebezeit and Klaus Dinger, the melodic sensibilities of Neu! and Kraftwerk, or the experimentation of Can, Cluster and Harmonia then you should love this record.

It has already received some great reviews, not least from Prog Magazine and Electronic Sound Magazine, plus it's had some great radio play including Happy Robots' first spin on BBC Scotland. 

 

Hear the track ‘Corpora’ and read the first review over on the Joyzine blog: “it’s blissed out electronica…a gentle throbbing beat which manages to creep under one’s skin after the very first listen.”

 

Listen to the track on our Soundcloud

The album  ‘Exophora’ will be released on Happy Robots in May on coloured 12” vinyl and all digital platforms.

Mood Taeg: New to Happy Robots

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The next release on Happy Robots will be ‘Exophora’ the debut LP by Mood Taeg.

 

This is one for all you lovers of lush electronic kosmische musik. The musical style of Mood Taeg reflects a love of German experimental music from the 1970s and its influence on other musical styles such as Hip Hop and Electro. The function of Mood Taeg is to create music which incorporates the motorik drumming of Jaki Liebezeit and Klaus Dinger, the melodic sensibilities of Neu! and Kraftwerk, and the experimentation of Can, Cluster and Harmonia to produce extended instrumental metronomic compositions that are contemporary but fit exactly within the lineage of their influences.

 

Hear the track ‘Corpora’ and read the first review over on the Joyzine blog: “it’s blissed out electronica…a gentle throbbing beat which manages to creep under one’s skin after the very first listen.”

 

Listen to the track on our Soundcloud

The album  ‘Exophora’ will be released on Happy Robots in May on coloured 12” vinyl and all digital platforms.

Roman Angelos: Spacetronic Lunchbox Out Now

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Out now on Happy Robots ‘Spacetronic Lunchbox’ by New York’s Roman Angelos. It’s an album of joyful escapism and perhaps just what the world needs right now; filled with bursts of sonic nostalgia and uplifting melodies, blending early electronica, exotica, muzak and video game music. 

 

Boasting 11 songs in 11 minutes it is both our shortest album and the rarest record we have ever released; pressed onto gorgeous handmade lathe-cut clear vinyl 12” of just 30 copies! The physical release is only available in the Botshop or the Bandcamp and we have just a few copies still available to order. 

 

You can stream and order the digital release via Spotify, Beatport, Amazon and other digital platforms via the smart link today.

 

​Unfortunately, because of real world matters, we haven’t been able to promote this record as diligently as we have previous releases. That isn’t to say it hasn’t had some nice coverage though; our thanks go out to some of our most faithful supporters including Electronic Sound Magazine, The Electricity Club , Dandelion Radio, Byte FM, Resonance FM, Bob Fischer on BBC Tees and all the other influencers that have supported this release.

Roman Angelos: new to Happy Robots

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New to Happy Robots. We are thrilled to announce that the next release on Happy Robots Records is ‘Spacetronic Lunchbox’ by New York’s Roman Angelos. It’s an album filled of bursts of sonic nostalgia and uplifting melodies  blending early electronica, exotica, muzak and video game music.

Boasting 11 songs in 11 minutes it is without a doubt the shortest album we have released. It will also be the rarest record we have ever put out.  'Spacetronic Lunchbox' will be released on Friday 27th March on gorgeous handmade lathe-cut clear vinyl 12” of just 30 copies!!! This will only be available via our Botshop and the Bandcamp and is available right now to pre-order.   Get in now to avoid disappointment! 

The project of Roman Angelos was invented as a vehicle for New York's Rich Bennett to explore his obsession predominantly with the library recordings of the 60's and 70s. Rich officially joins Happy Robots  after working as an engineer and producer with many Happy Robots artists including Sinosa, Alice Hubble, Rodney Cromwell and Hologram Teen (aka Morgane Lhote ex-Stereolab).

Beyond the world of library electronica, Rich has been involved in a diverse group of musical projects, including the newly reunited 60s proto-punk group The Shaggs, Brazilian funk group Limoncello and blissful dream-pop band Mahogany.

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Tiny Magnetic Pets: UK dates with Midge Ure

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Congratulations to Tiny Magnetic Pets whose European tour fun continues, having been added to a further 7 dates on the Midge Ure 1980 Vienna & Visage Tour. The Pets will be the opening act this February on the UK leg.

Friday 14 February, The Lighthouse, Poole, UK | Saturday 15 February, The Forum, Bath, UK | Sunday 16 February, Grand Theatre, Blackpool, UK | Monday 17 February, Royal & Derogate Theatre, Northampton, UK | Wednesday 19 February, Concert Hall, Perth, UK | Friday 21 February, Town Hall, Birmingham, UK | Saturday 22 February, Theatre Royal, Brighton, UK 

Alice Hubble in Electronic Sound Magazine's Albums of The Year

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We were delighted that Alice Hubble's 'Polarlichter' was listed at number 12 in Electronic Sound Magazine’s best albums of 2019 list. It is available in the December issue which also includes a short interview with Alice about her 2019. The single ‘Kick the Habit’ is also featured on their Bulletin CD available to order with the magazine from their website.

Many thanks as ever to the guys at Electronic Sound magazine for all the support.

Alice Hubble with Beak> Damo Suzuki and more

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Alice Hubble continues  to announce further live dates, including a festival in France, a support slot with the brilliant BEAK> and a special show where the 'Alice Hubble Experience' will be the backing band for Can's DAMO SUZUKI

Friday 6th December

Trans Musicales Festival @ 4bis, Rennes, France

Doors from 4pm (Details)

Sunday 9th December 

Beak>ender @ The Brudenell, Leeds

Supporting BEAK> with Black Country New Road, Gonga and more 

Saturday 21st December 

The School Xmas Party @ The Lexington, London

Supporting The School with Simon Love & The Old Romantics, Rosehip Teahouse, Piney Gir and more 

Sunday 16th February

Damo Suzuki @ The Lexington 

Damo Suzuki (Can) with backing band the Alice Hubble Experience

Tiny Magnetic Pets: New EP Out Now

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The new EP by Tiny Magnetic Pets is out now. The EP features four new recordings including a re-working of their classic 'Girl In A White Dress' 

Lead track, the sumptuous Girl In A White Dress, is a song about re-connecting with your former carefree self - the person you were before becoming tied down with the realities of modern life. A fan favourite from their debut album, it was compared to St. Etienne & Stereolab. The band have taken the track’s driving motorik beat & mellotron strings and re-worked it in way in keeping with their punchy and invigorating live sound.

 

With its rolling melodic basslines Kicked Off In Ikea displays the band’s New Order influence. In a rare Jarvis Cocker-esque lyrical turn, this track is inspired by an event when a Black Friday sale went horribly wrong, ending in a near riot. It is a sly dig at modern out-of-control consumerism: “come for the sale but keep your soul…”

 

The second half of the EP takes a reflective turn. All The Mad Things is serene, ambient and quirky – layered vocal loops, spoken-word lyrics and trumpet show the band’s more experimental side. The mellotron-drenched instrumental Above & Overture closes the EP in style. Using entirely vintage ’70s instrumentation, this could be a lost soundtrack to an Antonioni film re-imagined for the 21st century.

The EP is released on CD and on 12" glorious white coloured vinyl.  The CD version is only available on the European tour and in record stores. Here are some links to some of the stores where it's available:

Amazon | Banquet Records (UK) | HHV (DL) | Shiny Beast (Nl) | Ex Libris (FR / DL) | Diskunion (JP) | Tower (JP) | IBS (IT) | Platekompaniet (NO)

The 12" vinyl is also available from the Botshop and our Bandcamp. And the EP is of course also available on all the major digital platforms as well. Don't forget to add it to your Spotify playlists!

The band have had some great coverage recently including radio play on BBC6 Music amongst other sources. Catch up with some of the features below:

 

Electronic Sound Mag Hot Press | Electricity Club (Interview) | Electricity Club (Review) | Altvenger  (Review).

Kick The Habit playlisted by Spotify

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We're totally stoked that the Rodney Cromwell remix of Alice Hubble's 'Kick The Habit' has been added to the Alt.Rocked Spotify playlist. Getting onto an official curated playlist has been a big goal for us so we're thrilled to have got there at last.

 

Congrats to Alice and thanks to Cargo Records UK for the support.

Tiny Magnetic Pets: New Video for 'Girl In A White Dress'

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TINY MAGNETIC PETS' delightful new video for 'Girl in a white dress' has premiered with Electronic Sound Magazine. Watch the video first over on the Electronic Sound website.

The full EP features four new recordings including a re-working of their classic 'Girl In A White Dress.'  The limited edition 12" on glorious white coloured vinyl is available to pre-order right now from the BotshopThe EP release date is 15th November.

Alice Hubble: On Tour

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Alice Hubble's 'Polarlichter' tour continues this week with shows in London,  Berlin and Dresden.

 

Tuesday 5 November

Servant Jazz Quarters 10a Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN

Supported by Merlin Nova

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £7

 

Friday, 8 November

Tennis Bar, Reuterstr 95, 12053 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

Supported by Klinkhammer (Details)

Doors 9.00pm

 

Saturday, 9 November 2019 from

Keller Nr. 3, Förstereistr.3, 01099 Dresden, Germany

Supported by Hutkonzert

Doors 8.30pm (Details)

Alice Hubble: Kick The Habit Out Now

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Alice Hubble's single 'Kick The Habit' is out now.

The new single is available digitally on all the major streaming and download platforms c/o Cargo Records Records https://smarturl.it/AHKicktheHabit as well as on our Bandcamp.

Thanks to Spill Magazine20 Jazz Funk Greats and White Light White Heat blogs for the premieres. Thanks also to The Quietus for a recent review of the album.

On ‘Kick The Habit’, Alice's second single, she offers her distinct take on the 70’s glam rock sound. Part Goldfrapp, part Suzi Quatro. ‘Kick The Habit’ was written after Alice finished a tour supporting Canadian band Black Mountain. “Black Mountain’ are masters of the ‘big riff’. After listening to them night on night, I was inspired to attempt my own ‘big riff’ song drawing further inspiration from bands like Goldfrapp and Ladytron and 70’s glam rock and prog to shape the final song.”

 

The lyrics were inspired by Black Narcissus, the 1940’s psychological drama about the emotional tensions of jealousy and lust within a convent of nuns living in the Himalayas.  “With the lyrics I wanted to portray aspects of the journey central character Sister Ruth goes through in rejecting the sisterhood and embracing her sexuality”.

 

Also on the new single, are three remixes. Canadian synth artist Soft Riot injects an atmospheric darkwave slant, like The Cure fronting a synth-band band. Happy Robots label-mate Rodney Cromwell re-imagines the track for the football terrace - with additional vocals from his kids, think Add N To X, Fat Les and ‘Another Brick in the Wall’. The final mix by Spaceship takes the track on another darker excursion – akin to 90’s Numan with 303 synths injecting a touch of acid house.

 

The psychedelic video was directed by Phil MFU (Man from Uranus / Vanishing Twin) 

Tiny Magnetic Pets: Pre-Order 'Girl In A White Dress' EP

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We are thrilled to release the next EP by TINY MAGNETIC PETS. The EP features four new recordings including a re-working of their classic 'Girl In A White Dress'  It will be released on CD (details to follow at a further date) and limited edition 12" on glorious white coloured vinyl. The vinyl is available to pre-order right now from the Botshop. 

 

If you want to make sure you get hold of a copy we advise you to pre-order right now from the Bandcamp or Botshop. This will sell out fast. The release date is 15th November.

Tiny Magnetic Pets to support OMD on European Tour

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Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice. Tiny Magnetic Pets will be back on tour with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark this autumn for the Ireland, N. Ireland and German dates of Souvenir, OMD’s Greatest Hits tour. Alongside the already confirmed dates with Midge Ure this should make for a busy couple of months for the Pets.

Wednesday 23 October, Ulster Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland | Thursday 24 October, Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland | Monday 25 November, Stadthalle Rostock, Germany | Tuesday 26 November, Kulturpalast, Dresden, Germany | Thursday 28 November Haus Auensee Leipzig | Friday 29 November Tempodrom Berlin, Germany | Saturday 30 November, Grosse Freiheit Hamburg, Germany | Monday 2 December, Tempodrom Berlin, Germany | Tuesday 3 December, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Germany | Thursday 5 December, Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dűsseldorf, Germany

Alice Hubble 'Polarlichter' headline tour

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With the imminent release of the debut album, Alice Hubble has announced that she will be playing a number of headline shows in addition to the London show for Parallel Lines. Label mate Rodney Cromwell will be main support in Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield. 

Saturday 14th September,

Radio ON 34 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG

Live Instore. Free Entry. Onstage 3pm.

Thursday 3rd October

The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier St, Salford M3 7DW,

Supported by Rodney Cromwell and Factory Acts

£6 advance. Doors 7.30pm.

Friday 4th October,

Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG

Supported by Rodney Cromwell

Doors 7.30pm £10 advance. 

Saturday 5th October

Hatch, 107 Harwood St, Sheffield S2 4SE

Supported by Rodney Cromwell and My Lo-Fi Heart

Doors 8pm. £5 advance

Thursday 3rd October

Servant Jazz Quarters 10a Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN

Supported by Blick Trio  

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £7 

Tiny Magnetic Pets to support Midge Ure on '1980 Vienna & Visage' Tour

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We are thrilled that Tiny Magnetic Pets have been booked as support to Midge Ure on his massive European '1980 Tour Vienna & Visage' tour where he will be playing the Vienna album alongside the best of Visage. The tour will coincide with a new EP release on Happy Robots

 

Book tickets from Midge Ure’s website.

Friday 25 October Albert Hall Manchester, UK | Saturday 26 October, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, UK | Monday 28 October, Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK | Tuesday 29 October, Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland | Friday 6 December, Ruhr Congress Bochum, Germany | Saturday 7 December, Rosenpl 23, Osnabrück, Germany | Sunday 8 December, Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany | Monday 9 December, Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany | Wednesday 11 December, Konzerthaus, Ravensburg, Germany | Thursday 12 December, Technikum München, Germany | Friday 13 December, Congress Palais Stadthalle, Kassel-Wahlershausen, Germany | Saturday 14 December, Stahlwork, Dusseldorf, Germany | Tuesday 17 December, Aarhus C, Denmark | Wednesday 18 December, Kobenhavn, Denmark | Thursday 19 December, Paard Van Troje Den Haag, Netherlands

Tiny Magnetic Pets to play W-Fest in Belgium

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We are stoked that Tiny Magnetic Pets will be playing W-Fest 2019 on Aug 17th in Belgium!

Also on the bill over the weekend Jimmy Somerville, Peter Hook, The Human League, Nitzer-Ebb.com, Empathy Test, Vile Electrodes and loads more fantastic acts. Get your tickets, book a ferry, buy a tent, brush off your EU passport and see you there!

Alice Hubble, debut London headline show for Parallel Lines

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We’re thrilled that Alice Hubble will be playing her debut London headline show on 5th November for Parallel Lines, one of London’s most exciting gig promoters.

 

Tuesday 5th November,

Servant Jazz Quarters 10a Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN

Doors 7.30pm Support TBC

Tickets £7 from: https://www.parallellinespromotions.com/events/alice-hubble

Servant Jazz Quarters is a lovely, but not massive, venue; so do book early to avoid disappointment!

'Goddess' is Steve Lamacq's Track of the Year (so far)

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More fantastic news for Alice Hubble in that Steve Lamacq from national BBC6 Music made Alice Hubble's debut single 'Goddess' his Recommends Track of the Year (so far) .The song 'Goddess' has now been played on BBC6 Music over 15 times. 

Watch the video when Steve names the track as his favourite and pre-order the LP now in the Botshop. 

Tiny Magnetic Pets Return to Dublin with Rodney Cromwell

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Tiny Magnetic Pets have announced another hometown show for 2019 at Tramiline, Dublin on 12th October. Support will come from Happy Robots label mate Rodney Cromwell. Get those tickets, flights, ferries booked.

Saturday 12th October,

Tramline, 21 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, D02 XY31

Supported by Rodney Cromwell.

Alice Hubble 'Goddess' Steve Lamacq's 'Livener'

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We had some terrific news when Steve Lamacq from national BBC6 Music made Alice Hubble's debut single 'Goddess' his 'Lamacq Livener'. Steve played the track eight times on his drive-time show as well as twice on his evening 'New Music Playlist'. Alice also recorded a 60 second CV interview for the show. Combined with three plays from Gideon Coe and a spin from Lauren Laverne on her morning show this has made 'Goddess' our most exposed track in terms of BBC 6 Music plays.

Alongside this great airplay the single has had brilliant play from local and web stations and some more great blog features too not least those from The Electricity Club, God is in the TV, The Letter, Last Day Deaf, Mugbrite and Further.

Alice Hubble 'Goddess' is out now

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Alice Hubble's debut single 'Goddess' is out today (31 July). The track premiered in For the Rabbits and the full release premiered with Last Day Deaf.


It's available on all the major digital platforms and distributed by Cargo Records.

Thanks to everyone for the support  for this release so far.   We also have a very small number of promos left available for sale in the Botshop.

Tracklist

1. Goddess

2. Lake Louise

3 Goddess (Mood Taeg Remix)

4. Goddess (Bricolotheque Remix)

5. Goddess (Luke Mawdsley Remix)

Press Release

Alice Hubble is the new solo project of Alice Hubley (Mass Datura, Cosines, Arthur and Martha), and the product of one lady locked at home with her collection of synthesisers.

Goddess is taken from Alice’s forthcoming album ‘Polarlichter’ which was recorded at her home in north London using her vast array of analogue sythesisers. The recordings were completed and mixed at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate (whose clients include Metronomy, Stealing Sheep, Girl Ray) and was co- produced by Mikey Collins (Allo Darlin). Having recently supported Damo Suzukishe will be playing a number of shows in support of its release.

Says Alice on the song: “Goddess is a song about the male gaze; about a man idolising a woman to the point that he doesn’t see her as a person. His ‘love’ is all consuming and the focus of his affection is seen merely as an object. As a result he consumes her and takes from her until she has little left, but thankfully she finds the inner strength to walk away.”

 

Despite its themes Goddess is a pure pop-song sugar-coated with layers of Korg and Juno synth. Its musical inspirations were by ‘Boy’ by The Book of Love, ‘Plainsong’ by The Cure and ‘Of All The Things We’ve Made’ by OMD.”

Also on this EP are Alice’s baroque instrumental Lake Louise and three remixes of the lead track; the first is an epic Can / Neu! krautrock re-imagining by Berlin / Japan based Mood Taeg, the second is an ambient darkwave interpretation by London’sBricolotheque and the final version is a lush, symphonic evolution of the track by neo-classical composer Luke Mawdsley from the band Mésange.

Alice Hubble 'Goddess' Premiere with For The Rabbits

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We are thrilled that Alice Hubble's debut single 'Goddess' has premiered on one of our favourite music blogs 'For the Rabbits'. Read a great introductory piece and stream the track over on their site.

Thanks to everyone for the support  for this release so far. The single will be available on our Bandcamp and all the other major streaming and download platforms on 31st May. 

Sinosa 'If U Must Dance' expanded release with Lil BUB remix

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Out now the full digital release of Sinosa’s ‘If U Must Dance’  including a remix by celebrity cat lil BUB.
 

Lead track of the EP, the aforementioned “If U Must Dance,” is conceptual techno, a homage and a wink at avant-garde in the mainstream. A dance track whose authoritarian voice would rather you not, teasing beats without settling into their grooves. Sinosa’s lyrics and deadpan delivery evoke Krautrock stoicism, and the track’s layers of short, rhythmic vocals recall Steve Reich’s minimalism, Tibetan chant, and early-1990s new age music. Sinosa’s 'If U Must Dance' first dropped in 2018 on limited clear 7” single. In the US it debuted on KCRW and in the UK was playlisted by Steve Lamacq and received extensive radio-play on BBC 6 Music on almost every show.


Lil BUB is the celebrity cat with over 5 million social media followers, who has raised over $500,000 for homeless pets. Her remix “Dance only with your paws” brings disco beats, fat synth-leads and meows to the pop party. The track premiered in LA’s Yes Plz weekly in March, which featured a lil Bub cover.


The final remix comes from composer and artist Raven Chacon with whom Sinssa worked at the California Institute of the Arts. He is known as a composer of chamber music as well as a solo performer of noise music and was a student of, amongst others, Morton Subotnick and Wadada Leo Smith. His disorienting interpretation has delivered the "undanceable” remix.

Says Sinosa on the remixes: “It's experimental dance music and I wanted a remix that accentuated its pop side. So I looked for the most pop person I knew, and that person was a cat. BUB delivered that sparkly brilliance. Noise music composer Raven Chacon took it to the other extreme with a remix that is beautifully distorted and disorienting, and the three pieces together make an odd, cross-genre triptych. Fun!

Hear the expanded single release via Bandcamp - Amazon - Spotify - iTunes

Alice Hubble: New to Happy Robots

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It's official - we are releasing the debut album by Alice Hubble this summer - and it's a record we absolutely love.

Alice Hubble is the solo project of Alice Hubley (Mass Datura, Cosines, Arthur and Martha), and the product of one lady locked at home with her enormous collection of synthesisers. Sonically she is inspired by the 70’s recordings by Tangerine Dream, Ashra and Mike Oldfield (particularly the records he made with his sister Sally). 

 

Prior to the album release, Alice recorded three remixes for Happy Robots for Rodney Cromwell, Arthur & Martha and Tiny Magnetic Pets featuring Wolfgang Flur. Recent shows include supports for Damo Suzuki and Darren Hayman. She has more gigs lined up alongside Tiny Magnetic Pets, Advance Base and Pram.

 

The album will be released in Summer 2019 with the debut single 'Goddess' is out on 31 May. It's already getting some great airplay, we really hope you will enjoy it.

Arthur and Martha 'Adjustments' Out Now

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 Happy Robots are thrilled to finally release 'Adjustments' the Arthur & Martha remix album.

It is available right now on on limited edition numbered CD.  You can order it from the Botshop or our Bandcamp now.

And if you prefer digital releases it's available on all the major digital platforms also including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Juno, Beatport and more! Thanks to Cargo Records for sorting that. for us. 
 

Arthur and Martha 'Adjustments' Available to Pre-Order

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 Happy Robots are thrilled to finally release 'Adjustments' the Arthur & Martha remix album.

 

Arthur & Martha was the project of Adam Cresswell (Saloon / Rodney Cromwell) and Alice Hubley (Mass Datura / Alice Hubble). Despite operating when electroclash swept the nation Arthur & Martha were decidedly different.  Described as "cutie krautrock" or tweetronica, they used toy/playground electronic gizmos, battered old casios, korgs and cheapo drum machines to create their achingly pretty minor-chord synth hits. Imagine, if you will, St Etienne in space or Kraftwerk playing Field Mice at a freshers disco. ​ 

 

They gigged with White Town, Lo-Fi Fnk, Grovesnor, Plastic Operator and were acclaimed by the likes of The Guardian, Word, NME, Zoot, and Artrocker with  BBC 6 Music and Radio 1 airplay.

 

The band disappeared after they released their debut 'Navigation' and we are thrilled to have finally completed their last project - the Arthur & Martha remix album.  It's a mix of remixes some taken from around the time of the debut and some from current artists. We think it was worth the wait.

It will be available only on limited edition numbered CD. Released on 3rd May you an pre-order it from the Botshop or our Bandcamp now. 

Tracklist

Autovia (Gabe Knox Remix)

Music for Hairproducts (Soft Riot Remix)

Kasparov (Katsen’s One Chip Samba Remix)

Vallorian (Tears Run Rings Remix)

Vallorian (Hong Kong in the 60s Remix)

Navigation (Pattern Language Remix)

Ultra- Alliance (Alice Hubble Remix)

Japanese Kiss (Rodney Cromwell Remix)

Follow The Path (Hologram Teen Remix)

Memory (Kellarissa Remix)

This City Life (Brutalist Architecture in the Sun Remix)

Squarewave to Heaven (Robert Tripp Remix)

Turn to Dust (One Armed Droid Remix)

Autovia 2 (Monster Bobby Remix)

Dance Dance Dance (AUW’s Sunset Beach Remix) 

Tiny Magnetic Pets 'Here Comes The Noise' Part Two

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Tiny Magnetic Pets are returning to the UK for another leg of the 'Here Comes The Noise' tour. Playing three UK dates this time with a trip to Scotland as well.

COG Promotions and Happy Robots present:

FRIDAY 24th May, Audio Glasgow

Supported by Rainland.

Tickets via https://www.seetickets.com/event/tiny-magnetic-pets-rainland/audio-glasgow/1311313

Analogue Trash and Happy Robots present:

SATURDAY 25th of May @ Sound Liverpool

Supported by Vieon

Tickets via https://www.wegottickets.com/event/464025

Happy Robots present

SUNDAY 26th May @ The Islington, London

Supported by Remi Parson and Alice Hubble

Tickets via: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/462148

Alice Hubble to support Damo Suzuki

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Delighted to announce that Alice Hubble will be main support to Damo Suzuki at The Lexington on 17th March c/o Dictionary Pudding

Damo Suzuki is of course best known as the former lead singer of the German krautrock group Can.

 

Alice Hubble is the new project of Alice Hubley (known to Happy Robots fans as one half of Arthur and Martha) and the project is the product of one lady locked at home with her collection of analogue synthesisers. Inspired by 70’s recordings by Tangerine Dream, Delia Derbyshire, Mike and Sally Oldfield, hers is a distinctly feminine take on the 70’s sound. Her new album will be available on Happy Robots later this year.

Tiny Magnetic Pets to support Dave Keuning

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Tiny Magnetic Pets have been announced as sole support for Dave Keuning (The Killers) on 24th and 25th March in Belfast and Dublin

As far as we can tell, tickets on this tour are mostly sold out already, but do look around and you might be able to grab some.

A Happy Robots Interview

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Adam was recently interviewed by The Electricity Club to talk about 10+ years of the label; starting with the formation for the release of 'Autovia' all the way through to our most recent acts. 

The interview also gives the first clues about some of our future releases, not least Bot13 the Arthur and Martha remix album which will include brilliant remixes by Gabe Knox, Soft Riot, Brutalist Architecture in the Sun, Katsen, Kellarissa, Hong Kong in the 60's and many more.

 

Many thanks to Chi at TEC for the interview 

Arthur & Martha return for one-off live show

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The original Happy Robots Records artists are back for one night only!

 

Arthur & Martha are returning for a one off live performance to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their debut (and only) album 'Navigation'. The band will be promoting their long-awaited remix album (ten years in the making, and it's still awaiting a title.)

Saturday 2nd March 

ARTHUR & MARTHA + PLASMIC + RAINLAND

The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT

£10 Advance

Doors 7pm

For those who don't know them Arthur & Martha play 'cutie krautrock' that sits sonically somewhere between Add N to X, Neu, Belle & Sebastian, The Pastels and Gilbert and George. They received praise from The Guardian, NME, Word Magazine, Artrocker and many more and featured on both Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.  

Arthur & Martha are Adam Cresswell and Alice Hubley. Adam (aka Arthur) is CEO of Happy Robots Records, the former founder member of John Peel favourites Saloon, and is now known as Rodney Cromwell. Alice (aka Martha) was known for her time in a number of indie bands and is at present chief synthesist in Mass Datura as well as the brains behind Alice Hubble who recently remixed the Tiny Magnetic Pets / Wolfgang Flür collaboration 'Radio On'.

The gig is co-promoted with The Electricity Club. Also on the bill the brilliant Plasmic from LA. Described as 'your abused Barbie doll from childhood back for revenge' and Pink from head to toe, she storms the stage, shooting keytar melodies in the style of Bjork, RuPaul or Wendy Carlos.  Opening will be scottish synthpop duo Rainland. Known for their time in Analog Angel, and having supported Assemblage 23 on two tours, they'll be opening the night with their rousing Ultravox-like numbers. 

This is a one off show so make sure to book early!

'Here Comes The Noise' review from The Electricity Club

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Thanks to the ever supportive The Electricity Club website for a terrific review of the 'Here Comes The Noise' show with Tiny Magnetic Pets and Rodney Cromwell at The Water Rats.

 

"The evening was indeed a success and with a supporting line-up of quality complementary acts from various sides of the electronic pop spectrum, the people came and they enjoyed. With an engaging and well-paced show, TINY MAGNETIC PETS have used their experience of touring with OMD very well and have a good understanding of how best to utilise the dynamics of their sound within a live presentation"

Tiny Magnetic Pets, further shows with OMD

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Tiny Magnetic Pets are back out on tour with Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. This time they will be embarking on the 'North Sea Sounds' mini-cruise which departs from Newcastle and goes up to Amsterdam on 16th -18th November. The Pets will be performing twice. I'm not sure that there are any tickets still available, but if you do have one you are in for a treat.

Rodney Cromwell new remix for St Lucifer

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Rodney Cromwell has produced a new remix for indie / punk band St Lucifer and the Analogue Trash record label. The track "6 Bathyspheres" has been entirely reinvented by Rodney. The description from the press release is that "Rodney Cromwell takes [St Lucifer] live favourite Six Bathyspheres and takes it into an altogether different place – with more than a little touch of classic Martin Hannett echo chamber-pop". Sounds reasonable to us.

Order the track from the Analogue Trash website as a part of St Lucifer's 'Raise The Dead' EP.

Tiny Magnetic Pets New Single 'Radio On'

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We are pleased to announce the release of a new single by Tiny Magnetic Pets. 

This single features four takes on 'Radio On' their collaboration with Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flür. Along with a radio mix we have three brand spanking new remixes. From the pumping four-to-the-floor barnstormer of Outernationale, through the pastoral mellotron tones offered by Alice Hubble, through to the epic neon reflections of The Leaf Library. We hope this single offers something to everyone.

The CD single is available to pre-order right now from the Botshop on signed or unsigned formats. For those who like a digital download, it will be available on our Bandcamp also.

Tracklist

1. Radio On

2. Radio On (Outernationale Remix)

3. Radio On (Alice Hubble Remix)

4. Radio On (The Leaf Library's Neon Dream Remix)

Rodney Cromwell adds live dates for 2018

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In addition to the four dates with Tiny Magnetic Pets, Rodney Cromwell is pleased to announce three more live dates for 2018.

Monday 10th September,

EKKOES supported by RODNEY CROMWELL 

The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB

£8.80 advance 

Doors 7.30pm

Friday 26th October

Presented by Readipop. Readipop's 20th Birtthday

ROWETTA with RODNEY CROMWELL + VIENNA DITTO  + THE ADY BAKER BAND + KILL COMMITTEE and more

South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, RG1 4QU Reading, England

£12 advance.  

Doors 7.00pm​.  

Saturday 14th December

Presented by Analogue Trash Records & Valentine Records

FOUNDATIONS FESTIVAL 2018 with MAX TUNDA + THE FRIXION + STILL FOREVER STOCKS N SKINS + SHANGHAI BEACH + HUSK + RODNEY CROMWELL + MORE

The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE

£16.75 advance £22.25 on door

Doors TBC​

Tiny Magnetic Pets announce debut headline tour 'Here Comes The Noise'

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Synthpop sensations Tiny Magnetic Pets will making their debut UK headline tour this November. 

Tiny Magnetic Pets are looking to build on the success of their recent 20 date UK tour supporting synthpop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Their set will feature new material alongside tracks from their critical and commercial Happy Robots album ‘Deluxe /Debris’. They will also be promoting their forthcoming single ‘Radio On’ a collaboration with the Kraftwerk legend Wolfgang Flür. Their tight and energetic live set has been compared to Chvrches and described as “if Saint Etienne collaborated with Kraftwerk” (The Electricity Club)

 

Main support on all dates comes from Happy Robots Records label-mate Rodney Cromwell who is promoting his acclaimed EP ‘Rodney’s English Disco’. Described by Louder Than War as “brilliant wonky electronica”, tracks have featured on multiple BBC6 Music shows. His vintage-styled synthpop has been compared, sonically, to a middle ground between The Cure, Factory Records and the 'retro futurism' of Ghostbox Records.

Thursday 1st November

Presented by Happy Robots

TINY MAGNETIC PETS with RODNEY CROMWELL + GUESTS

The Water Rats 328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ

£8 advance £10 on door

Doors 7.30pm

Friday 2nd November

Presented by Happy Robots and Kino-Theatr

TINY MAGNETIC PETS with RODNEY CROMWELL + ORE SYNTHESIZER CLUB 

+ WOW & FLUTTER DJ's

Kino-Theatr, 43-49 Norman Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 0EG

£15 advance. This is a seated venue. 

Doors 7.30pm​.  

Saturday 3rd November

Presented by Happy Robots and The Seventh Wave

TINY MAGNETIC PETS with RODNEY CROMWELL + JOHN BIDDULPH

The Flapper, Kingston Row, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham B1 2NU

£6 advance £8 on door

Doors 7.30pm​

Sunday 4th November

Presented by Happy Robots & Analogue Trash 

TINY MAGNETIC PETS with RODNEY CROMWELL + FACTORY ACTS

The Peer Hat 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE

£6 advance £8 on door

Doors 7.30pm​