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SHMOO - "X-ray Eyes"
Released on - OnOn Recordings

Official Release Date - 19th January 2018


Available on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer and all other music platforms
Pre-order 22.12.17

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X-Ray Eyes… “Believe it when you see it”

Shmoo are back with X-Ray Eyes…. A masterpiece of synth laden and hook-ridden electronic wizardry with hidden messages and meanings…. where again we see the bands music and videos heavily entwined.

Music..
X-Ray Eyes incorporates classic traits which u would come to expect from the Shmoo brothers. There is a hard hitting analog punch that is apparent straight from the off, which not only throws you back to the 80s but also catapults you bang up to date. Subtle jazz undertones which hints at Jamiroquai and some early Acid Jazz / 90’s Trip-Hop, are pitched against a hard hitting 00s Mark Ronson style dance production with Obligatory Moogs a plenty.

Video..
Forming a direct sequel to the “Head To Toe” music video, this time “X-ray Eyes” (again written and directed by Shmoo themselves) Robots are pitched against Humans, which points at a dystopian future not too dissimilar to Blade Runner. The band now find themselves in a “Virtual Reality” simulator, with nods to CGI classics “Lawn Mower man” and “The Matrix”, and comes at a fitting time before the release of Spielberg’s “Ready Player 1”. After now awaking from Cryogenic sleep, Shmoo lyrically ask “Is it a great day for the human race when we can freeze ourselves and wake immortalised?” Only time will tell….!

Watch the Shmoo - "X-ray Eyes" video here:

Shmoo Links:
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/shmoomusic
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Bandcamp: www.shmoo.bandcamp.com
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Shmoo - "X-ray Eyes" (video on YouTube): https://youtu.be/YKlIwZyA9xk

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BECKETT - "AirGames ’82"
Released on - Retro Promenade

Official Release Date - 13th Oct 2017


Available at
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AIRGAMES ’82... as featured in the ‘AirGames Anthology’ album

"Welcome Sports Fans, Greetings and Salutations wherever you are across the Earth, and here on the Big Red. From the "PathFinder" Arena, Live on Mars, I'm your host, Jon Beckett, and boy do we have a show for you. The stakes are high, the temperature is hot, and we have a capacity crowd... "

AirGames ’82 is the future of sport. Inspired by awesome games like ‘Track and Field’ and ‘Ski or Die’ to the uplifting ‘go for glory’ attitude of film soundtracks throughout the 80’s, AirGames ’82 is a feature track in the ‘AirGames Anthology’, a collection of the ‘Opening Ceremony’ tracks for each bi-annual big game event! Almost like the Olympics theme every 4 years.

Like in film ‘Rollerball’ and ‘The Running Man’ in the not so distant future, sport has stepped up a level, and now, the Air Games League of 2080's, fuses Football and Jetpacks into one, bigger, better, beautiful game.

Massively inspired by Vincent Dicola and the Rocky IV soundtrack and Beckett's all time favourite producer, The Hitman, David Foster and the wonderful, "Winter Games".

Very special guest CODY CARPENTER (son of the visionary classic Horror Director & Musician John Carpenter) Features on guitars and synths along side Beckett in a synth fuelled sport event of the future.

Beckett Links:
Official site: www.projectbeckett.uk
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/projectbeckett
Twitter: www.twitter.com/projectbeckett
Band Camp: www.projectbeckett.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProjectBeckett80
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/ProjectBeckett
YouTube: Beckett Channel

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SHMOO - "Head To Toe"
Released on - OnOn Recordings

Official Release Date - 26th May 2017


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NEW SINGLE “HEAD TO TOE” - A KRAUTROCK BEHEMOTH OF A TRACK…

…that has truly all the makings of an Electronic Classic and accompanied by yet another inspired Music Video directed by the Shmoo brothers.

Music..
Opening with an infectious Analog bass-line, with a nod to Kraftwerk’s “Radio Activity”, this begins a journey into a song full with addictive hooks, memorable synth solos, and a killer melody that shows the impressive vocal range of Shmoo’s lead vocalist. This catchy track, which has a hint of Muse’s “Madness”, ignites nostalgia and innuendo with an overall fantastical 80s sound, all encompassed in an impressive production.

Video..
The video to "Head To Toe" is very stylised and beautifully shot, with subtle links to previous videos “Ghost" and "Plastic Surgery”. In a year when we see a return of Blade Runner, have Shmoo now become robots themselves? With amazing sets and locations used, that wouldn’t seem out of place in a Stanley Kubrick film, this music video with a twist is cleverly executed, and complements the track brilliantly.

Watch the Shmoo - "Head To Toe" video here:

Shmoo Links:
Official Website: www.shmoo.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shmoomusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/shmoomusic
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/shmoomusic
Youtube: www.youtube.com/shmoomusic
Bandcamp: www.shmoo.bandcamp.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/shmoomusic

Shmoo - "Head To Toe" (video on YouTube): https://youtu.be/aXnXWLg4MMI

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BECKETT - "Four"
!! OUT NOW !!


Available on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer and all other music platforms
Click here to download Beckett - "Four" on iTunes

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NEW Beckett Single FOUR is OUT NOW!! from the exciting new album “Primetime”

The music of Beckett is inspired by the movie soundtracks and lifestyles of the 1980s. It’s a clear love for the electronic palette of synthesizers, drum machines and studio electric guitars infused with Miami sunsets, L.A Neon and the glamour of 80s fashion.

“Many ‘Synthwave’ or ‘Retrowave’ artists, present their work as the ‘sound’ of the 80s, the right textures, the wonderful recreation of a timbre. My approach is to try and recreate the ‘feel’ of the 80s, a nostalgic point of view that will hopefully help people of the time remember a moment, or people outside of the time, capture a glimpse of how melody and production used to be more important than what perfume a singer has labeled after them. Precision and clarity of production entangled with definition and purpose in composition are key elements I strive to achieve in all my synthwave works.” - Becket 2017

Music...
The Single FOUR from the album ‘Primetime’ is a prime example of the music influences from TV shows of the1980’s. If Beckett wrote theme tunes, (and made the shows) these are the soundtracks to a host of shows that never were.

The music and feel of Four transports you into a part of Becketts world wonderfully, and you feel as if you were transported into one of the great films of the 80s and taken along on an epic Synth-wave ride.. If you were told Four appeared in the film soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop, Mannequin, The breakfast Club or Weird Science you would believe it! Check this out now on Soundcloud below:

Beckett Links:
Official site: www.projectbeckett.uk
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/projectbeckett
Twitter: www.twitter.com/projectbeckett
Band Camp: www.projectbeckett.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProjectBeckett80
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/ProjectBeckett
YouTube: Beckett Channel

Primtime Album sampler

 

Click here to listen to Beckett - “Four” on Spotify
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SHMOO - "pLaStIc SuRgErY"
Released on - OnOn Recordings

Official Release Date - 9th December 2016


Available on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer and all other music platforms
Pre Order Now on Itunes
https://itun.es/gb/Q1rZfb

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NEW SINGLE “pLaStiC SuRgErY”- A SYNTHESISED NOSTALGIC TRIP

Shmoo follow up their impressive Ghost release with another brilliant, well produced and cleverly subtle synth gem of a track, with all the Analog quality you would come to expect from the Shmoo Brothers.

Music..
Lyrically you are the patient, waking up to dreamy arpeggiators, smooth Moog bass lines with sweeping filters, then a beat drops thats would wake anyone up from anaesthesia. Broken beats evolve into a driving 4-to-the-floor chorus, certainly a procedure you could see New Order approving. Thoughtful Vocals become spliced with the spoken vocoder hook line “Plastic Surgery”.

Video..
At a time when we’re looking back to the 80’s from the Net Flicks smash hit Stranger Things to the rebirth of the Mini Moog, and the continuation of the Star Wars Saga, Shmoo deliver a video that takes you on a nostalgic journey through an animated world filled with retro toys…. Following on from their previous single “Ghost”, keeping up the narrative, the band disappear from Purgatory and find themselves recreated as plastic figures, where they encounter all manner of characters from transformers, thunder cats, zoids to he-man and more…

We would certainly prescribe a healthy dose or this track and video to satisfy todays hunger for all things nostalgic and beyond…

B-SIDE
“Disguise”, with Big Electronic drums and growling synths that reveals a dirtier live sound to Shmoo, is strong enough for an A-Side in its own right. This track was destined to be available on all downloadable platforms. 

Watch the Shmoo - "pLaStIc SuRgErY" video here:

https://youtu.be/1-y_LAgf1GM

Shmoo Links:
Official Website: www.shmoo.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shmoomusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/shmoomusic
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/shmoomusic
Youtube: www.youtube.com/shmoomusic
Bandcamp: www.shmoo.bandcamp.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/shmoomusic

Shmoo - "pLaStIc SuRgErY" (video on YouTube): https://youtu.be/1-y_LAgf1GM
iTunes Pre-order Link: https://itun.es/gb/Q1rZfb

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SHMOO - "GHOST"
Released on - OnOn Recordings

Official Release Date - 26th August 2016


Available on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer and all other music platforms
Pre Order Now on Itunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ghost-single/id1125945926

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Shmoo present GHOST, their first sample from the eagerly awaited new album. 

"From the shadows of an all-consuming two years, which have seen us experiencing the highs and lows of what life can bring, we've emerged with a certain new depth and meaning to our work."

Music..
Ghost is a heady mix of emotions, which twists and turns with heartfelt lyrics leaving haunting questions encased within a well produced slice of Moog-laden electronics. 808s thump in the background and melodic rolling bass lines flow under the catchy minimalist electronics. 

The middle eight drops with a rip roaring MOOG arpeggiator that any electronic dance act would be proud of and I challenge any dance floor not to go crazy for this!! 
The track then brings you straight back to where you thought you were before - only to see you out with an all action assault on the live drums and machines. This unearthly track will suck you in and spin you around before releasing you  back - leaving you with a longing to hear it all over again... Enjoy...

"We've always experimented with writing and producing music, placing an emphasis on the sheer live performance element, constantly exploring how that can be used and captured in a recording."
"This time we were keen to take a more hands on studio approach to our tracks, balancing the live element with a more refined and personal touch compared to our previous work"

From the Music studio to the Film studio… 

Video..
Shmoo have always been synonymous with memorable music videos and with the video for Ghost, this trend continues. Once again working with long time film collaborator Ash Tidball, the team headed into the City of Salford's cutting edge studios at Media City and have delivered an "80s Tron" inspired video, with the help of CGI and practical special effects.

The video takes all the elements of Ghost and immerses the viewer in an electronic futurist "Tron" world, where Purgatory is a club in which no one is safe, with the lyrics "you can’t hide here”.. ringing true as the story unfolds.

Ghost is an audio and visual package in one, but each piece stands up as a work in its own right. However you take this, you can be sure of a deeper insight into the world of Shmoo...

Enjoy…

Watch the Shmoo - "GHOST" video here:

https://youtu.be/0iQLOyKkfP8

To celebrate the upcoming release of  "Ghost" and more forth coming material Shmoo performed an exclusive live show at Media City, which premiered the Ghost video amongst others..

Shmoo Links:
Official Website: www.shmoo.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shmoomusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/shmoomusic
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/shmoomusic
Youtube: www.youtube.com/shmoomusic
Bandcamp: www.shmoo.bandcamp.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/shmoomusic

Shmoo - "Ghost" (video on YouTube): https://youtu.be/0iQLOyKkfP8
iTunes Pre-order Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ghost-single/id1125945926

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