TAPE RUNS OUT release new song
“…something at once intimately familiar and truly their own.” – SLATE THE DISCO
Tape Runs Out have been described as:
“spectral, shoegazey, magical” – FIERCE PANDA
“…mesmerizing music ecstasy…” – ESSENTIALLY POP
“Folk-pop songs that quietly get under your skin” – GOLD FLAKE PAINT
“Perfect intro to new and unseen places in the sonic universe!” – PRODUCER MARC JOY (Mike Peters, Golden Fable, Bernard Butler)
Praised by SIMON RAYMONDE (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union), MARK BEAUMONT (NME) and TOM ROBBINS (BBC)
Nominated at the NMG Awards for best Indie act 2015
featured in the
GLASTONBURY LONGLIST 2015
Cambridge, UK based Indie band Tape Runs Out have finally released their follow up single to the highly praised ‘Friends’ (Ear to Ear Records).
Their new song ‘Knife’ is a fiendishly clever track, deftly combining pop elegance with intelligent and unique songwriting. With a dazzlingly imaginative video, ‘Knife’ is sure to delight both those who have already discovered this band and those lucky people who are surely about to.
Officially released on October 1st 2015 as part of their upcoming self-released Knife EP.
Watch ‘The Knife’:
about the band
Tape Runs Out are a five-piece from consisting of Liam Goodrum-Bell (guitar, vocals), Yasmin Prebble (keyboard), Rich Barker (guitar), Helene Dufour (bass) and Ellie Winter (hammered dulcimer, backing vocals). They record and produce their own music in their Cambridge studio and perform mostly in their hometown and London.
Liam was kindly enough to answer The Planet Of Sound some questions. Read them below:
1. When did Tape Runs Out start? Can you tell us a bit more about the history?
It started around 2011 I think with me just making electronic songs on my own, but when I started getting really good responses from them online I thought it might be good to make a band of it. I found some willing members and we recorded some songs including our first official release – a double A-Side ‘Friends & Flowers’ on Ear to Ear Records. That went down really well, so now we’re trying to ride that wave!
2. Who are your influences?
I think we all have different influences – personally I listen to a lot of hip hop, but I’m not sure how much of that translates into our songs. I grew up listening to Radiohead, so they’re in there. I also really like a band called ‘WHY?’, and I’d love to sound half as good as them.
3. Could you list your Top 5 albums of all time?
Kid A – Radiohead
Elephant Eyelash – WHY?
Feels – Animal Collective
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Black Messiah – D’Angelo
4. How do you feel about playing live?
I feel great about it! It’s a bit of a struggle logistically for us though, because we don’t yet have a drummer. We have to use backing tracks a lot which isn’t ideal if you want a nice organic sound. But it’s always a cool experience!
5. How would you describe Tape Runs Out’s sound?
We tend to drift between melancholy, dark, and twinkly. Sometimes it gets quite chaotic and dense, sometimes it’s floaty. Sometimes it’s more interesting than nice.
6. Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We don’t have the room to record all at the same time, so we layer all of our parts individually. They’ll take it in turns to do their layers and then I’ll take the recordings and try to make sense of them.
7. Which new bands do you recommend?
I’m the worst person to ask for recommendations for new bands from because I mostly listen to hip hop. There’s a band called Hush! that everyone should listen to though. And Tape Runs Out, of course.
8. Which band/song would you love to make a cover version of?
I’d love to be soulful and funky enough to do Ain’t That Easy by D’Angelo, but I’m not. It would sound silly. In an ideal world, that. In a more realistic world, maybe How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead.
9. What are your plans for the future?
Keep recording songs and release them into the wild! Hopefully get some nice label attention. Also win the lottery.
10. Any parting words?
This cake is delicious.