Time for a long overdue update about what is happening in Scraps Of Tape-land.
2014 was a weird year for us in many ways, a lot of ups and downs, triumphs and losses.
We released our fifth album “Sjätte Vansinnet”, an album we’re very very proud of, and we did a little bit of touring
to support it, but due to various reasons there were some troubles and we kind of lost a bit of steam and pep.
To not burn ourselves out we kind of came to an unspoken agreement to step back a bit and take a bit of a break from the old cycle we’ve been going through since the early 2000s. Better to cool it for a while than push on without really feeling it, right? We’ve all stayed busy with various projects during this break and we’ll try to do an update soon about all of that. Exciting things are happening for all members outside of the SOT-bubble as well!
Last weekend we got together in the ol’ rehearsalspace for the first time since about November and continued work on what’s shaping up to be our next release. We’re psyched and excited to be playing again, and we’ve got skeletons for about 6 or 7 songs written already and many ideas to try out and riffs to arrange. We’ve also started to look into possible dates for a few shows this autumn, but nothing decided yet.
The noble beast lives. Hope all of you are well, and that we might see you waving back to us from the audience sometime soon.
Sincerely, Scraps Of Tape
Today we start a short weekender of shows in Sweden to promote both the
vinyl-edition of Resident Flux (!!!) and the limited cassette-release of Orka Allt.
Tonight it’s Debaser in Malmö, tomorrow Café Mic in Vänersborg and on saturday we’ll tear down Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg together with EF and more. It will be great!!
See you out there!
Resident Flux was released in Scandinavia yesterday (and in the rest of Europe on friday).
Get the album as an exclusive 28-page book+cd in the TVR web-shop (shipping worldwide) or
get it digitally from iTunes, Spotify etc.
The release-shows in Gothenburg and Malmö last weekend were amazing. We had the best of times
and it was fantastic to see so many people show up and support us. THANK YOU!
On wednesday next week we’re leaving for a short tour of Germany, so if you’re in the neighborhood
do come and say hi and listen to the new songs live. They’re even more awesome that way! 🙂
2011-11-02 – Kiel @ Schaubude
2011-11-03 – Berlin @ Schokoladen
2011-11-04 – Würzburg @ Cairo
2011-11-05 – Dresden @ AZ Conni
More news and other goodies soon!!
Thank you for listening.
This is the official video for the track “Wieldless” from Resident Flux.
Shot during the course of a day at the amazing galleri Krets in Malmö, when
we arranged and shot the cover for “R.F”.
A HUGE thanks to all who attended and especially to Goran Kapetanovic who shot and directed it,
and to Magnus Nilsson who edited it all together.
Not too long to go until the release date now, we’re super-excited and proud about this album
and we can’t wait to share it all with you.
Resident Flux is now up for pre-order in the TVR webshop.
Order it now and get it in your mailbox on the day of the release! The CD is packaged in a 28-page hard cover book with special artwork made for each track(including b-sides) by 12 different visual artists.
’til later. /sOt
SCRAPS OF TAPE
Scandinavia October 26
Europe October 28
1. Håll Tjeften
2. Flera Meter Kort (feat. Mattias Alkberg)
4. TV Crown
6. A Feast Of Snakes (feat. Mizuki Ida)
7. The Memory Tricks (feat. Cecilia Nordlund)
8. Revelation Ghost
Resident Flux release tour:
21 Oct 2011 SE – Göteborg, Argostugan Release party w/ Cilihili
22 Oct 2011 DE – Malmö, Babel Release party w/ Cilihili
02 Nov 2011 DE – Kiel, Schaubude
03 Nov 2011 DE – Berlin, Schokoladen
04 Nov 2011 DE – Dresden, AZ Conni
05 Nov 2011 DE – Würzburg, Cairo
Even more news + more soon.
stay classy. /sOt
Mattias Alkberg, who sings on our new single “Flera Meter Kort” performs his own version of the song
with some help from amongst others Birgit Bidder.
Video by musikenligtjerry
Mattias has also happened to release one of the best records/books out there just last week. It’s called “Anarkist” and it comes with a book of Mattias texts. Go do yourselves a favor and check it out on spotify or order it, book and all, at TEG Publishing. Seriously essential listening/reading.
We are extremely proud to present the first single off of our forthcoming album “Resident Flux”:
FLERA METER KORT
That amazing voice that you’re hearing is none other than Mattias Alkberg, one of Swedens absolutely finest vocalists/lyricists/renegade geniuses.
Flera Meter Kort will also be released as an extended 3-track EP via iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify etc. and also as a 4-track limited 7” vinyl on August 15! The 7” vinyl can be pre-ordered now directly from the Tenderversion store. All who pre-order will receive a digital download of the 3-track EP shortly after the completion of the order. All who order after August 15 will instead receive a download coupon along with the 7”. This 7″ is a joint release between Tenderversion and our very own label The Noble Beast Of Malmö.
Äspö-festivalen in Trelleborg on saturday! Be there or be elsewhere.But yr gonna miss out!!! We’ll have a very special guest with us on stage.