Recorders

Recorders, young recruits from the Belgian indie pop scene, are on the verge of releasing their first opus. Having played close to a hundred gigs including Dour Festival, Nuits Botanique and a UK tour with no other than The Fratellis, the band flew to L.A. in 2013 to work on Above The Tide with the legendary Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Depeche Mode, Beck, M83,...). After having battled on a rough sea for a few years, they are finally ready to reveal their debut album on March 1st, 2014, an atmospheric mixture of post-pop, indie, rock and electro elements blending minimalistic guitars with wide synths. Recorders popped up on the radar in 2012, when they released their first single Someone Else's Memory. Thanks to Belgian radio Pure FM, the bright and dancy tune soon hit the radio waves daily and even scored second place in their 2012 Top 200. In Spring 2013 Recorders’ wave of success continues with Purple and Gold, their second single, which directly makes it on the playlists of both Pure FM and Studio Brussel. The latter later also releases the song on its De Afrekening compilation. Accompanied by an extremely creative and playful music video featuring dogs as band members, Purple and Gold quickly creates an international buzz, chalking up 50 000 views in the first week only. It is heavily circulated in the blogosphere and attracts the attention of major print publications from Belgian Le Soir and Humo Magazine to leading websites like Spi0n and Huffington Post. The cherry on the cake: a nomination for best video of the year by FIFF (Festival International du Film Francophone). April sees another highlight of the year: Invited by Barry Fratelli Wallace, who also recorded a few bass lines with the band for their upcoming album, Recorders go on a mini UK tour with Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis, accompanied by a journalist from daily De Morgen. The shows in London, Birmingham in Manchester are all sold-out, a great opportunity for the Belgian five-piece to make a name for themselves beyond their homeland. A video of their UK tour is available on youtube. The summer continues to be busy with gigs at Nuits Botanique, Brussels Summer Festival, Fêtes de Wallonie and of course Dour Festival, one of Belgium’s major music bashes. After the festival season it’s time for shooting the video for Recorders’ third single: Kelly. Their love for Nordic landscapes brings them all the way to Norway. After a 22 hour drive they pack guitars, drums, keyboards and camera gear on their backs to go on an extremely exhausting nightly hike. After four hours of climbing they finally reach (not without tears) their destination: Preikestolen, a majestic cliff with a 600 meters drop and a breathtaking view on the Norwegian fjords. The story of the video is unmistakingly inspired by the oeuvre of Japanese-born Hayao Miyazaki, one of the band’s favorite film directors. Above The Tide will be out this March.