Wednesday, 13 February 2008

"Look ma! Top of the world!"

You have to feel for indie bands. They spend their lives painting themselves into a tinier and tinier corner of the world and then try and propagate the fantasy that they're HER-YUGE! That's why we were thrilled to hear that the Tapes 'n' Tapes (Dear God, out of what fevered dream did that name arise?) secret gig was, in the words of the song, no secret anymore.


It's been two years since Tapes 'n Tapes brought us 'The Loon', a debut album so infectious and unique, it's four creators found themselves thrown from sleepy Minneapolis into a worldwide deal with big fans XL Recordings, extensive USA & European touring, a spot performing on Letterman and across the pages of every credible music bible going. Phew.

Then came the challenge - how to match - no, surpass even - an album so endearing and vivacious? Fear not, for 'Walk It Off' will not disappoint. With the layered intricacies of it's predecessor but with added weight of a band that has definitely grown up and grown serious balls, 'Walk It Off', in short, rocks.

'Walk It Off' is out on Monday 7th April, preceded by the single 'Hang Them All' out on Monday 31st March.

As a celebration of their return and as an extra special treat for fans, Tapes 'n Tapes are special - and until now secret! - guests at brand new night Lip Moves @ Old Blue Last on Monday 3rd March.

*** This is the Tapes 'n Tapes ONLY UK gig pre-release, don't miss out!!! ****

"Grown serious balls" may well be the grossest misuse of the English language we have come across this week. But there's still a couple of days to go.

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