04 Nov 2016 Rodney Cromwell, BOO, Rémi Parson - London, UK — HAUNT
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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.

Contact: batteryoperatedorchestra [at] gmail [dot] com

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 |
“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 |
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 |
Their quirky demeanour recalled the crossing of CRYSTAL CASTLES with YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA that made KATSEN so appealing.The Electricity Club |
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 |
Pulsating pumping electronica with cold clear soothing vocals, recalling Ladytron or perhaps Cocteau Twins.High Violet |
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 |
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 |
Here are some photos from our recent outings in London and Brighton... Don't miss us when we play London on...
about 5 days ago | @BOOelectric