Ear to Ear Records is pleased to release the debut single ‘Friends / Flowers‘ from Cambridge’s Tape Runs Out. The Record Stache and Primal Music Blog are simultaneously premiering Friends, while ex-Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde has spotlighted ‘Friends’ on Amazing Radio. Contrasting ‘Flowers’ is from another galaxy ~ as Louder Than War explains,Friends is “dreamy jangle-pop” and Flowers is “moody twilight ambient-rock”.
Ear to Ear Records Release: 30 March 2015
Cambridge indiepop OUT MAR. 30: Tape Runs Out debut single ‘Friends/Flowers’ (Ear to Ear Records)
“Spectral, shoegazey, magical” – Fierce Panda
“Folk-pop songs that quietly get under your skin” – Gold Flake Paint
“A polished mature sound, rife with hooks, addictive vocals, innocence and optimism” – The Record Stache
“One of those bands people absolutely fall in love with” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’
“Cleverly crafted melodies, melancholic ambience and dreamy reverb-tinged rhythms” – Primal Music Blog
“Perfect intro to new and unseen places in the sonic universe!” – Producer Marc Joy (Mike Peters, Golden Fable, Bernard Butler)
FOR FANS OF: Yuck, The Radio Dept., Alvvays, Mogwai, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Tape Runs Out unashamedly display their edgy, refreshing pop-mindedness in these two tracks, with a potent elixir of guitars, hooks and the familiar soft hush of early 90s male vocals. This release includes the hallmark “Friends”, a layered jangle anthem sure to inspire dreaming and gazing, and the stand-out track “Flowers” is reminiscent of ‘Rock Action’ era Mogwai on ecstasy with a remarkable Cure-laced cool-down effect.
One of the most exciting bands to come out of Cambridge in recent times, Tape Runs Out have being enthralling audiences around England for the past two years. Although they have been variously described as indie, shoegaze, dream pop and electronica, but they certainly borrow elements from these genres, they have carved out their own sound by blending cleverly crafted melodies, melancholic ambience and dreamy reverb-tinged rhythms. Headed by Liam Goodrum-Bell, Tape Runs Out’s music is infectious with a modern and unique twist, bucking stereotypical trends with songs to be savored by those who like to ‘feel’ and absorb the music, as well as the most intricate and scrupulous music lovers.
This release comes out on Ear to Ear Records, which specialises in dream pop, shoegaze, and alt indie pop/rock. In the words of Creation Records co-founder Joe Foster, “Ear To Ear Records are a new Welsh/Canadian label in the spirit of Creation and 4AD and just as obsessed as that!” Founded in Wales in 2013, the label quickly expanded its reach to Europe/ North America by signing Ummagma and Sounds of Sputnik. Its international grasp became firmer with the release of the “Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival” compilation in February 2015, involving 30 bands from 16 countries.
Listen To ‘Friends’ Below: