Sep 18, 2012
After releasing their debut EP, Echotape return with their double A-side single “Awakening/Spinning” out on October 20th. Five like-minded individuals from a village nestled in the South of England have come together to create a considered and coherent aesthetic which shines through in this double A-side.
With a driving mortorik drumbeat and bassline throughout, “Spinning“ was created in sunny Spain and grew through the band’s live performances. Capturing the experiences of the band the song depicts people coming together and embracing.
“Awakening“ is an ambient lament to the day. With melancholic and subtle vocals that stretch across haunting and rumbling electronica to build an atmospheric intensity which proves why Echotape are beginning to create a stir.
The band will be going on tour with the formidable Mumiy Troll in venues across the country and have already played a sold out show at Manchester Roundhouse. This November the band will then embark on their own headline shows at The Garage in London and Concorde 2 in Brighton.
Echotape’s ambitions are not limited to music alone, with art, photography and design all playing important roles in this creative project. The band’s recent video for ‘Spinning’ formed part of an installation in the Tate Modern that sought to celebrate and promote collecitivism within and amongst different subcultures.