Friday, June 16, 2006

Tapes 'n Tapes come to the UK

That should really be ‘came to the UK’, as they’ll have left by now. I’ve been a bit slow off the mark with this post. It’s over a month since Tapes ‘n Tapes hit our shores for their first UK visit, and I’m just getting around to it now. I think that some of the same hype they’re getting over the pond followed them here. Their London shows sold out pretty fast.

One of their first engagements on the UK trip was to pop into Xfm to do an interview and live studio session for John Kennedy’s Xposure show. Obviously unable to use their usual band set-up, they did fantastic acoustic versions of Insistor and Cowbell, with Josh on acoustic guitar, Jeremy on snare drum and hi hat, Eric on a drum case and Matt on euphonium. Check them out.

Download: Tapes ‘n Tapes – Insistor (live acoustic Xfm session)
Download: Tapes ‘n Tapes – Cowbell (live acoustic Xfm session)

Unfortunately I couldn’t make either of their London gigs, but Music Like Dirt was at the Barfly one, and took these brilliant photos (including the above one). They're back over here at the end of August. Dingwalls on 30 August for one. Must see them then...

2 comments:

Mr k said...

Caught them in Brighton during the Great Escape festival. I was quite underwhelmed really and it didn't help that much of the crowd were apathetic anyway. Hopefully they'll fare better next time around.

TJ said...

I just posted some photos of the Tapes 'n Tapes set @ Cafe 11... dig it...

http://spotted.staugustine.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=309346