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27 Sep 2016 Cavern of Anti-matter, BOO - Ramsgate, UK — Ramsgate Music Hall
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01 Oct 2016 Digitalis, BOO - Brighton, UK — The Prince Albert
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01 Nov 2016 London, UK — Venue TBC

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Battery Operated Orchestra (or BOO) are the husband-and-wife DIY electronic duo of Brigitte from Hobart and Chris from Glasgow. They are proud purveyors of irony-free unpolished-on-purpose handmade synthpop.


It’s analog electro pop like Claire Grogan‘s grandkids discovered her old kit in the attic, didn’t really know what it was but just made it work anyway.Deadly Music | http://feckingdeadly.tumblr.com
“The Sea has the urgency and the Chiptune timbre of an 8-bit computer game and was exactly what I needed with my coffee this morning as I sat down to begin these reviews. Loads of energy and a classic female lead and male backing for the vocal sound.”Biff Roxby, BBC Radio 6 | http://freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/01/faves180/
BOO have created a more aggressive synth sound that could be said to challenge the variety of other synth groups out today.Give It Back Magazine | https://giveitbackmagazine.com/2016/01/11/battery-operated-orchestra-the-sea/
Their quirky demeanour recalled the crossing of CRYSTAL CASTLES with YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA that made KATSEN so appealing.The Electricity Club | http://www.electricity-club.co.uk/introducing-battery-operated-orchestra/
Crackly retro-electronica: like St. Etienne given an unlimited supply of Atari game modules and OMD B-sides and a sense of humour… Makes me miss Brighton with sobering drunken clarity.Everett True
Chirpy, analogue powered electro-pop that sounds like a childlike version of Chvrches, full of fun and devoid of irony.The Metaphorical Boat | http://metaphoricalboat.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/battery-operated-orchestra-flouoro-sushi.html
Pulsating pumping electronica with cold clear soothing vocals, recalling Ladytron or perhaps Cocteau Twins.High Violet | https://highvioletblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/battery-operated-orchestra-wish-list/
Summoning the magic of both Stereolab and Young Marble Giants, … wistful melody and vocals resemble an intergalactic lullaby, whilst synthesiser sounds whizz and pop like comets in ecstasy…Pretty Ugly | http://prettyuglyrecords.tumblr.com/post/120451831169/pretty-ugly-emporium-3
Hard-edged Mitteleuropop sensibility … 80s disco sounds, yes… And while BOO cleave to a DIY ethic with a certain allergy to polishing things too much, that’s very clearly deliberateSounds XP | http://soundsxp.com/artman2/publish/albums/Battery_Operated_Orchestra_Incomplete_Until_Broken.shtml
Hello to our friends in the north! Diamond feelings will be broadcast on Radio Hartlepool's 'The Northern Beat'... https://t.co/sQIXA0DVyr
about 5 days ago | @BOOelectric