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BOO (Chris Black, Brigitte Rose) make irony-free DIY synthpop.
In 2010 Chris and Brigitte used some synths as a Ouija board and BOO rose as a tangible ghost, radiating inter-dimensional synth pop from the Sussex coast. Inspired by ABBA and DEVO “they never neglect the pop in their electro-pop and thread a home-made charm through their songs” (Backseat Mafia).
Their music has been supported by BBC radio, WFMU and many other fine stations across the world. Their videos and CD artwork, which DJs have described as some of the most beautiful they’ve seen, are all hand-made by the band themselves.
“It’s electro pop so good it sends shivers down parts of the spine other bands cannot reach.”
– The Devil Has The Best Tuna
Contact: batteryoperatedorchestra [at] gmail [dot] com
“It’s electro pop so good it sends shivers down parts of the spine other bands cannot reach.”The Devil Has The Best Tuna | https://besttuna.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/fresh-sounds-18th-march-2018.html
“They stand out because they never neglect the pop in their electro-pop and thread a home-made charm through their songs”Backseat Mafia | http://www.backseatmafia.com/album-review/
“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
“Shakin’ 80s electronics stuck with a bit of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Debbie Harry.”Give it Back Magazine | https://giveitbackmagazine.com/2015/07/08/battery-operated-orchestra-tin-can-telephone/
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
“… has the urgency and the Chiptune timbre of an 8-bit computer game and was exactly what I needed with my coffee this morning… 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/
8.5/10 – All killer no filler … Highly charged electronica with incredibly addictive melodies … One of the year’s most enjoyable albums. (Radiation)Louder Than War | http://louderthanwar.com/battery-operated-orchestra-radiation-album-review/#.V6YhVcOJjfY.twitter
If you’re even the slightest bit interested in electronic pop, then the album offers 42 minutes of uninterrupted pleasure. 10/10 – ClassicElektroskull | http://www.elektroskull.com/2016/09/battery-operated-orchestra-radiation/
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.electricityclub.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
Self-produced, artistically assured and backing up their synth connoisseur claims with some fantastic and engaging sounds.Robbie Cully, Give it Back Magazine | https://giveitbackmagazine.com/2016/07/11/boo-diamond-feelings-download-today/
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