Tapes 1 by ash

The last artist to add to the list for tapes 1 is our very own Ash Mann. (http://www.myspace.com/ashmannmusic).

This brings the tally for tapes 1’s musicalness to include the following:

Sam Isaac – www.myspace.com/samisaac
Jason Steel – www.myspace.com/jasonsteelmusic  
The Killing Fields of Ontario – http://www.myspace.com/killingfieldsofontario
The Old Romantic Killer Band – http://www.myspace.com/theoldromantickillerband
Ash Mann – http://www.myspace.com/ashmannmusic

Which is, frankly, bloody ace.

The Old Romantic Killer Band join the mix by ash
February 26, 2009, 1:11 pm
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The next awesome band to add to the list of lovely people that will be involved in tapes 1 are The Old Romantic Killer band.

Check them out, we’re very excited, http://www.myspace.com/theoldromantickillerband

Roll up! Sign up! by ash
February 22, 2009, 2:21 pm
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Right, after a bit of technical grappling you can now register your email address with us and you will verily receive the zine and any important news.


This will also be where you’ll be able to find the podcast and stuff.


Killing Fields of Ontario, onboard for the ride by ash
February 22, 2009, 9:27 am
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Another addition to our motley crew, the lovely bunch of aceness that is KFOO (brilliant acronym).

Put them in your ears here: http://www.myspace.com/killingfieldsofontario

Jason Steel, man of steel by ash
February 22, 2009, 9:22 am
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The news is coming thick and fast this week. The absolutely awesome Jason Steel will also be taking part in tapes 1 and wants to, and I quote, ‘tear shit up in Leeds’…

Czech him out: http://www.myspace.com/jasonsteelmusic

Banjo spectacular.

Sam Isaac + tapes = brilliant by ash
February 19, 2009, 7:27 pm
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The very lovely Sam Isaac has agreed to feature in tapes 1 (which is extremely exciting), we’re recording with him the day after he plays in Leeds so would suggest you go along and see him at The Cockpit on Saturday 14 March and then catch tapes 1 for more Sam-related audio fun.

Check him out here: http://www.myspace.com/samisaac


Clarity by ash
February 18, 2009, 1:12 pm
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This should hopefully clear a few things up on how we’re planning to conduct ourselves:


The plan with the music side of things is to make things interesting by requiring the bands/artists to simplify their music, we aren’t quite going to ‘mtv unplugged’ territory but the space in which we record (Cam’s sexy basement…not a euphemism) means there are certain constraints we have to work within, and we’ve decided to embrace them wholeheartedly rather than try to claim we’ve got a full, orchestra-ready recording space. We reckon it should produce some interesting and cool results. Basically the output should sit somewhere between a gig, a rehearsal and an acoustic performance. Clear? Good.


As of now the art side of things is an open brief, we might change this but we’ll see how things progress. The reasoning is that keeping things open should result in cooler…results.

Cam’s January ears by ash
February 17, 2009, 8:45 pm
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I’m a bit late in contributing to this blog, due to a number of excuses that I won’t inflict upon you. Instead however I will inform you that I’ve been busy doing things and this being a music-orientated blog, my ‘doing things’ has been set to a soundtrack. Last year I re-established my passion for collecting vinyl, acquiring numerous Simon & Garfunkel, Genesis and ELP records. However as I start to write this blog, my stylus has ceased to function and I’m back to the land of the digital medium. Not all is lost though as the greatest hits of Bruce Springsteen has come to my aid. My fondness for ‘The Boss’ has existed for quite some years due to my mother’s delightful quirk of an obsession for him but I was finally sold and head over heels in love after his performance at the 43rd Super Bowl. The E-street band and he rollicked through a string of hits, including personal favourite ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’ during their twelve minute intermission. Put simply, Bruce can still rock and I wait with no hidden eagerness that he is playing Hyde Park, London on June 28th. So I suggest that you dust off your mother’s copy of ‘Born to Run’, turn off the lights and have a bit of a dance… in the dark (sorry).

The artist formerly known as Michael Rossiter by ash
February 16, 2009, 10:06 am
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Jumping the gun is never a good thing to do, you invariably get shot. Unfortunately the superb Michael Rossiter has all manner of exciting house-based projects on the go at the moment so, contrary to what we’ve already said, won’t be able to be involved in Tapes #1. Hopefully we’ll be able to feature him and his folksy stylings at some point in the future.

Michael Rossiter by ash
February 8, 2009, 2:29 pm
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Exciting-sunday-announcement-time – the aceness that is Michael Rossiter will be featured in tapes 1. Brillo (pads)!