Monday, 22 April 2013

Gallops is Dead

Sad news this morning as GALLOPS have announced they've split.
Details were unclear last week when the Wrexham 4 piece suddenly withdrew from their remaining tour dates with And So I Watch You From Afar. And it seems now that their show in Paris last week was to be their last.
The band released an EP and a 7" before last year's critically acclaimed debut full length 'Yours Sincerely Dr. Hardcore'. You can stream/download all of them from the band's bandcamp.


They've also put up a farewell T-Shirt 
Here is the official statement from the band: 

"Hello Earth,

We are sad to announce that as of now Gallops is dead. We've been to some really great places over the last 6 years and met some amazing people but Gallops as we know it has unfortunately run it's course.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported us along the way.

Watch this space for future projects from members of the band. Music will continue, Gallops will not.

Love you all,

Mark, Paul, Dave, Brad

X'

and here is a reminder of the critical praise for their first, and sadly last album:

"One of 2012’s most resounding debuts" BBC
“A mammoth of a debut album – Album Of The Month” Artrocker
"A grand and seemingly natural musical journey that is both challenging, rewarding and overwhelmingly awe-inspiring" Musical Mathematics
"A high tempo blaze of piston-punch beats, stabbing guitar and flickering electronics that leave little time for recovery" Loud & Quiet
“An album packed with intelligence and fearless musical boundary pushing” Crack 
"a proggy sense of mystery and theatricality... Ultimately, the results expand math-rock’s possibilities" The Skinny
“The thing that makes ‘Yours Sincerely, Dr Hardcore’ so soul destroying is this: it’s brilliant" TLOBF 
“Gallops customarily serve up instrumental soundscapes that match metallic brawn with a serrated electronic edge.... attending to both cerebral and dancefloor pleasures” MOJO
"an impressively sprawling album" The Quietus
"Instrumental clever-clogging for intellectual headbangers" Q
"An hypnotic energetic instrumental album that'll appeal to rock and dance fans alike" Clash
"Hardcore riffs, demented synths and a jerky groove from Wrexham's answer to Battles"  The Times

RIP GALLOPS  2007-2013

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Physics House Band - Horizons / Rapture

The Physics House Band's debut EP 'Horizons / Rapture' is officially released today!

It's incredible, you have to own it!
Pick your method from the following:

And catch them on their first tour. You won't regret it:

Tue 16 Apr MIDDLESBROUGH Mixtape 18+ FREE 

Wed 17 Apr GLASGOW Bar Bloc 18+ £5 

Thu 18 Apr YORK The Basement 16+ £5 

Fri 19 Apr LIVERPOOL MelloMello 18+ £5 

Sat 20 Apr MANCHESTER Kraak Gallery 18+ £5 

Sun 21 Apr NORWICH Hog in Armour 18+ £5 

Mon 22 Apr GUILDFORD Boileroom 18+ £5 

Tue 23 Apr BRISTOL Louisiana 16+ £5 

Wed 24 Apr WINCHESTER Railway 16+ £5 

Thu 25 Apr SOUTHAMPTON Avondale House 18+ FREE

Fri 26 Apr PLYMOUTH White Rabbit 16+ FREE 

Sat 27 Apr CARDIFF Buffalo Bar 18+ £TBC

Sun 28 Apr BRIGHTON Green Door Store 18+ £6 Adv.

Mon 29 Apr LONDON Old Blue Last 18+ FREE


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Blood and Biscuits Bandcamp Sale

We're running a sale on our bandcamp page until Tuesday 5th March. 
Until then you can download Albums for £3 and all EPs for £2
(Gallops' debut album is the only one not on sale, simply because it came out too recently and we didn't want to piss off all the people who've recently paid full price for it!)
Shop til you plop yo.

Monday, 11 February 2013

THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND announce debut release HORIZONS / RAPTURE

HORIZONS / RAPTURE will be The Physics House Band's debut record.
It will be released April 15th on Heavyweight vinyl/CD and a host of exclusive pre-order bundles including T-Shirts, posters and sheet music!


Side A
1. ObeliskMonolith
2. Abraxical Solapse
3. Hollow Mountain

Side B
4. Teratology
5. The Spectral Beyond
6. Titan

Available on:
-Heavyweight Black Vinyl (180g)
-Limited Edition Custom Made Cut Cover Slipcase CD
with Exclusive T-shirt/Poster/Sheet music Bundles.
Pre-order your bundle here: http://bloodandbiscuits.bigcartel.com/artist/the-physics-house-band

Watch the retro prog stylings of Abraxical Solapse below! 

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Physics House Band sign to Blood and Biscuits!

YES! It's with great honour and a lot of excitement that I introduce you to Blood and Biscuits' latest signing:
The Physics House Band 

The Brighton 3 piece have been making a name for themselves on the south coast with their ferocious live shows, and we all think it's about time they released a record!
Details of their debut release will follow shortly. 
Until then, help yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of TITAN here:


Check out the video here:

And go catch them on their upcoming tour:

Sat 13 Apr UK LEEDS Dirty Otter Festival  

Tue 16 Apr UK MIDDLESBROUGH Mixtape 18+ FREE 

Wed 17 Apr UK GLASGOW Bar Bloc 18+ £5 

Thu 18 Apr UK YORK The Basement 16+ £5 

Fri 19 Apr UK LIVERPOOL MelloMello 18+ £5 

Sat 20 Apr UK MANCHESTER Kraak Gallery 18+ £5 

Sun 21 Apr UK NORWICH Hog in Armour 18+ £5 

Mon 22 Apr UK GUILDFORD Boileroom 18+ £5 

Tue 23 Apr UK BRISTOL Louisiana 16+ £5 

Wed 24 Apr UK WINCHESTER Railway 16+ £5 

Thu 25 Apr UK SOUTHAMPTON Avondale House 16+ FREE http://www.screampubs.co.uk/theavondalesouthampton 

Fri 26 Apr UK PLYMOUTH White Rabbit 16+ FREE 

Sun 28 Apr UK BRIGHTON TBC 18+ TBC 

Mon 29 Apr UK LONDON Old Blue Last 18+ FREE 

Saturday, 2 February 2013

GALLOPS - YOURS SINCERELY DR. HARDCORE



"One of 2012’s most resounding debuts"
BBC

“A mammoth of a debut album" (Album Of The Month)
Artrocker

"A high tempo blaze of piston-punch beats, stabbing guitar and flickering electronics that leave little time for recovery"
Loud & Quiet

“An album packed with intelligence and fearless musical boundary pushing”
Crack

"A proggy sense of mystery and theatricality... Ultimately, the results expand math-rock’s possibilities"
The Skinny

“The thing that makes ‘Yours Sincerely, Dr Hardcore’ so soul destroying is this: it’s brilliant"
The Line Of Best Fit

“Gallops customarily serve up instrumental soundscapes that match metallic brawn with a serrated electronic edge.... attending to both cerebral and dancefloor pleasures” 
MOJO

"An impressively sprawling album" 
The Quietus

"Instrumental clever-clogging for intellectual headbangers" 
Q

"An hypnotic energetic instrumental album that'll appeal to rock and dance fans alike" 
Clash

"Hardcore riffs, demented synths and a jerky groove from Wrexham's answer to Battles" 
The Times


GALLOPS 2013 UK TOUR:
FEBRUARY
8 CHESTER Telfords Warehouse 
10 GLASGOW King Tuts 
11 EDINBURGH Electric Circus 
12 YORK Fibbers 
13 LEICESTER Firebug 
14 BIRMINGHAM Flapper 
15 BRISTOL Start The Bus 
16 CARDIFF Buffalo Bar
20 LIVERPOOL Shipping Forecast
21 LONDON Lexington
27 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
28 HARTLEPOOL Studio

MARCH
20 MANCHESTER Sound Control
21 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
22 WORCESTER Marrs Bar

Get Gallops debut album 'Yours Sincerely Dr. Hardcore' on CD/Double Vinyl LP HERE

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Portasound - Sacrifice EP

Portasound are back!

They follow up last year's debut with 'Sacrifice' a new 4 track EP ready for release on Feb 11th.
Having spent the end of 2012 in their Hackney studio they've emerged with a 4 track, 20 minute sci-fi synth journey that will leave your head spinning and your feet stomping!

"The aim was to create an EP which carried the atmosphere of some of our favourite dystopian films and novels with the energy of a live electronic band to create an intense and memorable listening experience both on record and on stage." James Dow said of the inspiration and aims behind the record.

The EP is available to pre-order on limited edition custom made packaging by ACDSleeve and designed by London design studio Telegramme.
It's also available for a limited time only with a limited edition T-Shirt bundle available in all sizes.

Tracklisting:


1. Time Lost 2. Procession 3. Furore 4. Ascension
Pre-order your copy HERE


Here is the brand new video for SACRIFICE opener 'Time Lost' Produced by Cochrane & Cochrane

See PORTASOUND live this February touring with WAVE MACHINES first, then labelmates GALLOPS:
FEBRUARY
03 – Newcastle @ The Cluny 2 (w/ Wave Machines)
05 – Nottingham @ Bodega (w/ Wave Machines)
06 – London @ Scala (w/ Wave Machines)
07 – Southampton @ Joiners (w/ Wave Machines)
11 – Edinburgh @ Electric Circus (w/ Gallops)
12 – York @ Fibbers (w/ Gallops)
13 – Leicester @ Firebug (w/ Gallops)
14 – Birmingham @ Flapper (w/ Gallops)
15 – Bristol @ Start The Bus (w/ Gallops)
16 – Cardiff @ Buffalo Bar (w/ Gallops)
20 – Liverpool @ Shipping Forecast (w/ Gallops)
21 – London @ Lexington (w/ Gallops)
27 – Leeds @ Brudenell (w/ Gallops)
28 – Hartlepool @ The Studio (w/ Gallops)

Friday, 23 November 2012

Three Trapped Tigers tour with Deftones

We're ridiculously pleased to say Three Trapped Tigers have been invited to tour with Deftones in Feb 2013!
We saw Chino tweet the video to 'Noise Trade' earlier this year so sent him some TTT records.
Shortly afterwards he started playing those records during his DJ sets at festivals this summer.
We've added our own warm up show in Kingston with our friends at Banquet Records on Thursday 14th Feb.
Here are the dates TTT will be playing in Feb.

Thu 14 KINGSTON @ New Slang [TTT Headline]
Fri 15 GLASGOW @ Barrowland w/ Deftones & Letlive
Sat 16 NOTTINGHAM @ Rock City w/ Deftones & Letlive
Mon 18 MANCHESTER @ Academy w/ Deftones & Letlive
Tue 19 BIRMINGHAM @ Academy w/ Deftones & Letlive
Wed 20 LONDON @ Brixton Academy w/ Deftones & Letlive

Here's a track from Deftones new album Koi No Yokan out now on Reprise Records

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Pre-order: GALLOPS 'Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore'


YES! The long awaited debut album by Gallops is now available to pre-order from our Blood and Biscuits Big Cartel.
A battle between guitars and electronics is the centre piece of this LP packed with power, pace, groove and intelligence. Produced by Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers/Evil Ex) this debut album injects a new panoramic scope into their punchy math-rock.
Gallops take everything you know about the more technical, leftfield strands of the musical periphery and turn them inside out!
'Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore' is available on CD, Double 12" Vinyl, Digital Download and some limited edition bundles including T-Shirts and Screen Print Posters. Head over to http://bloodandbiscuits.bigcartel.com/artist/gallops to check out the bundle options!
Tracklisting:
1. Astaroth
2. Jeff Leopard
3. Hongliday
4. Lasers
5. Rhythm Is A Misery
6. G is for Jaile
7. Window FX
8. Bromden
9. Skyworth
10. Crutches
and HERE is 'G is for Jaile'... enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Gallops announce debut album...




Gallops debut album 'Yours Sincerely Dr. Hardcore'
Out 10/12/12 on Blood and Biscuits




Upcoming live dates:
October
Sat 13th - LONDON Cargo (supporting Caspian)
Sat 20th - CARDIFF SWN festival

NOV (all dates supporting Maybeshewill)

Thu 1st - NOTTINGHAM  Rock City
Fri 2nd - LIVERPOOL Mello Mello
Sat 3rd - LEEDS Damnation Festival
Mon 5th - ABERDEEN  Tunnels
Tue 6th - GLASGOW ABC2
Wed 7th - NEWCASTLE Trillians
Thu 8th - BRISTOL Cooler
Fri 9th - BIRMINGHAM Academy 3

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Pre-Order: Tall Ships 'Everything Touching'

That's right! The pre-order for Tall Ships' much anticipated debut album, 'Everything Touching' is now live! The 10 track record is available on CD, 12" vinyl (black / very limited white) and MP3, all with an exclusive t-shirt design. There's also a special bundle, limited to just 100 orders, which includes the CD, blue/purple haze LP, t-shirt, hand-numbered screen print and a note from the band. Buy now at https://tallshipsband.bigcartel.com 

Tall Ships have also unveiled the video for their latest single, Gallop, featuring singer Ric's dad! Check it out below...


Thursday, 9 August 2012

TALL SHIPS - Everything Touching

This is Tall Ships:


This is their debut album 'Everything Touching'




Its  was recorded in Bovey Tracey, Devon with Jamie Field and mastered by Jeff Lipton 

These are the songs on it:
1. T=0
2. Best Ever
3. Phosphorescence
4. Oscar
5. Ode To Ancestors
6. Gallop
7. Idolatry
8. Send News
9. Books
10. Murmurations

And this is where you can see them play:

10/ 10 Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle
11/10 Kingston New Slang
12/10 Brighton The Haunt
13/10 Norwich Sound & Vision
14/10 Birmingham The Rainbow
15/10 Leeds Brudenell
16/10 Middlesbrough The Keys 
18/10 Glasgow Captain's Rest
19/10 Sheffield The Bowery
21/10 Manchester Soup Kitchen Basement 
22/10 London Xoyo
23/10 Nottingham Bodega
24/10 Bristol The Croft
25/10 Falmouth TBC

Dad Rocks supports on all the above shows.

They also headline the BBC introducing stage at Leeds and Reading this year:
24/8 Leeds Festival, BBC Introducing Stage
26/8 Reading Festival, BBC Introducing Stage


Pre-Order bundles coming soon :)



Monday, 9 July 2012

Sleep Party People announce UK/EU tour and new single


Our Danish masked freaks Sleep Party People have announced a new single 'Gazing At The Moon' which will be released September 3rd. They'll be marking the occassion by coming back to the UK and Europe in August and September for a series of very special shows.
The run of UK shows starts at End Of The Road Festival and sees them stopping off in Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and London before heading off to Germany for the first time since their album 'We Were Drifting On A Sad Song' was released in April.

Dates here:

AUGUST
02 Katowice, Poland @ Off Festival
03 Berlin, Germany @ Puschen Festival
04 Genk, Belgium @ Absolutely Free Festival
05 Liege, Belgium @ Inside Out Club
10 Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville

SEPTEMBER
01 Dorset, UK @ End of the road Festival
02 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
03 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
04 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
05 London, UK @ The Lexington
08 Jena, Germany @ Cafe Wagner
10 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
11 Münster, Germany @ Gleis 22

And video for previous single here:

Monday, 2 July 2012

Monday, 11 June 2012

Three Trapped Tigers release free Remix Album

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of TTT's debut album 'Route One Or Die' we've released a 10 track remix album via Bandcamp. It features Blood and Biscuits artists LA2019, Teej, Gallops and Evil Ex (Matt from TTT), along with some of our favourite rising UK artists Nedry, Blak Nite, Ghosting Season, Metronomy's Olugbenga and Summer Camp. The first 1500 people will get it for free.


Listen here:


'Remix Or Die' tracklisting:

1. Cramm (Teej Remix)
2. Noise Trade (Nedry Remix)
3. Creepies (Gallops Remix)
4. Ulnastricter (Evil Ex Remix)
5. Ulnastricter (LA2019 Remix)
6. Zil (Blak Nite Remix)
7. Drebin Inspired by Drebin (Juffage Rehaul)
8. Magne (Ghosting Season Remix)
9. Reset (Summer Camp Remix)
10. Reset (OLUGBENGA Edit)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


We're really excited to announce our first Blood and Biscuits show is taking place on July 24th at new venue Birthdays in Dalston. Three Trapped Tigers will headline with support from label-mates Gallops and Portasound. This will be TTT's only London headline show this year and tickets will go fast, so act fast!
Tickets are £7 in advance and can be purchased from here
Facebook event here

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sleep Party People - We Were Drifting On A Sad Song



“As a sonic architect, Batz proves to be something close to a Genius ... Wonderful” 
The Sunday Times

“Music for the early hours. Combining a love of ambient music and old instruments, Sleep Party People draw on the soundscapes of Mogwai and Sigur Ros, with pretty melodies building to brutal climaxes”
The Guardian

“A bit of a masterstroke”
Drowned In Sound


“An intelligent, delicate, crisp yet hazy and tentatively emotional record”
Fake DIY

"Every song crackles and hisses with the electricity of a band who have found their sound.... very special indeed"
Crack Magazine

“Propels the listener into the illusory state that exists between sleep and consciousness. ‘Chin’ marks Sleep Party People's exploration of lush soundscapes, otherworldly melodies, and eerie ambience.”
Interview Magazine

“Staggeringly good narcoleptic pop”
Snipe

“a rich sonic brew, exploring new textures and arrangements”
 The Quietus

"Brims with a sense of fun and dopey-eyed optimism that sounds like a state of reality we wouldn’t mind to dwell in"
MTV 

“It’s something special and important and utterly beautiful”
Insound

“Spellbinding ambient whizz”
The Line Of Best Fit

“If the moon had a beach, this is the type of music creative-type astronauts would be listening to while wearing weird bunny-faced space suits and drinking space hooch.”
Noisey




Thursday, 8 March 2012

TALL SHIPS ARE BACK!

A new 7" single (the first track from their forthcoming debut album), two support tours and a slot at The Great Escape!
Brighton's favourite boyband will be joining Los Campesinos on their tour in March, before heading out again with old friends Maps & Atlases. The dates coincide with the release of their new single, 'T=0', a three and a half minute rollercoaster of their famed looping guitars and huge melodious hook!

Listen over at CLASH

T=0 will be released on
white 7" vinyl, limited to just 500 copies, via Big Scary Monsters / Blood & Biscuits on 16th April, and can be pre-ordered now along with a brand new t-shirt. The vinyl will be packaged in a handmade marbled ink sleeve, with handwritten tracklisting by the band, so every single one will be unique. The track can be streamed via Soundcloud or purchased from iTunes straight away.

Tracklisting:
1. T=0
2. Books (Album Version - Vinyl only track)
3. T=0 (65daysofstatic remix - Digital bonus track)
4. Hit The Floor (Live In New York - Digital bonus track)

It's available as a bundle with 2 t-shirt variations here: http://bloodandbiscuits.bigcartel.com/artist/tall-ships

Live dates:

w/ Los Campesinos
20.03 - Exeter, Phoenix
21.03 - Bristol, Thekla
22.03 - London, Electric Ballroom (sold out)
23.03 - Oxford, O2 Academy
24.03 - Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
26.03 - Manchester, O2 Academy 3 (sold out)
27.03 - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
28.03 - Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
29.03 - Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
30.03 - Norwich, Waterfront
31.03 - Sheffield, Leadmill
02.04 - Paris, Flech D'Or
03.04 - Belgium, Botanique / Rotonde
04.04 - Amsterdam, Paradiso

w/ Maps And Atlases
16.04 - Bristol, Cooler
17.04 - London, Garage
18.04 - Manchester, Night & Day
19.04 - Glasgow, Nice 'n' Sleazy
20.04 - Leeds, Brudenell

10.05 - The Great Escape, Brighton, The Hope

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Introducing... Portasound - The Second Renaissance

Meet our latest signing Portasound. Who's debut EP 'The Second Renaissance' is coming out May 14th.

The Second Renaissance begins with a cataclysm of such magnitude it propels the entire civilisation into a gargantuas battle between light and dark forces.

Thus follows the rebellion, and ultimately... the birth of the hero.

As you might have gathered Portasound don’t do things by halves. Fusing soaring melodies, driving rhythms and wonky riffs, they’ve created a genre bending soundtrack of instrumental electronica to accompany their own fictional narrative. Brace yourselves for a high-speed 22 minute sonic journey atop a giant synth with the legs of a horse and head of a Minotaur!

Having played shows with the likes of Metronomy, The XX, Friendly Fires and Three Trapped Tigers, the band are about ready to unleash their debut EP 'The Second Renaissance' on May 14th 2012.

Watch the video for the opener Dreadnought here:

Dreadnought is also on soundcloud:

The conceptual artwork has been created by Robert Evans of Telegramme Studio and hints at hieroglyph style images that document the four parts to the story, each track with its own unique image.
It is available on limited edition handmade cut-cover slipcases by the world’s greatest custom packaging designer, ACDSleeve.
It's also available as a CD/T-Shirt Bundle. Check the store for deets!
EP tracklisting:

I. Dreadnought
II. Messerschmitt
III. To the Colours
IV. Polaris

Pre-Order link: bloodandbiscuits.bigcartel.com

Monday, 27 February 2012

LIVE! LIVE! LIVE!

Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships and Sleep Party People (DK) are all heading out on tour in the coming months.

Three Trapped Tigers are doing a special tour to promote 'Number: 1-13' (Order here) playing all the tracks from their EP's from start to finish. They've never done it before and they probably won't again! Their London show sold out in advance so they've added a 2nd for March 14th @ The Arch, Village Underground.

Three Trapped Tigers:
05.03 Manchester Ruby Lounge
06.03 Cambridge Portland
07.03 London The Arch @ Village Underground (SOLD OUT)
08.03 Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle
09.03 Brighton Green Door Store
10.03 Prague Palac Akropolis


Tall Ships are going to be going out for 2 weeks with Los Campesinos across UK and into Europe



















Tall Ships (supporting LOS CAMPESINOS)
20.03 Exeter PHOENIX
21.03 Bristol THEKLA
22.03 London ELECTRIC BALLROOM
23.03 Oxford 02 ACADEMY
24.03 Birningham RAINBOW WAREHOUSE
26.03 Manchester ACADEMY
27.03 Liverpool O2 ACADEMY
28.03 Edinburgh CABARET VOLTAIRE
29.03 Newcastle ACADEMY
30.03 Norwich WATERFRONT
31.03 Sheffield LEADMILL
02.04 Paris FLECHE D’OR
03.04 Belgium BOTANIQUE ROTONDE
04.04 Amsterdam PARADISO

And our latest signing SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE are coming over to the UK to promote their new album 'We Were Drifting On A Sad Song' (Order here)

Sleep Party People UK/EU tour
16.04 Manchester The Castle Hotel
17.04 London White Heat Night @ Madame JoJo's
18.04 Bristol The Fleece
19.04 London The Buffalo Bar
20.04 Liverpool Mello Mello
21.04 Brighton The Green Door Store
22.04 Luxembourg Rock Hall
23.04 Brussels (Belgium) Magasin 4
24.04 Paris (France) Point FMR
25.04 Gent (Belgium) Video
26.04 Tilburg (NL) 013
27.04 Leeuwarden (NL) Asteriks
28.04 Amsterdam (NL) Bitterzoet