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Song Premiere: "Semaphore" by Tiny Magnetic Pets

Tiny Magnetic Pets; Photo Credit
5 July 2017

Tiny Magnetic Pets; Photo Credit: Una Fagan of UFO Communications

On August 18, London-based boutique electronic label Happy Robots Records will be releasing the next addition to their growing discography – this one comes form Dublin, Ireland. Tiny Magnetic Pets are in high gear for their new album Deluxe / Debris, featuring two track involving Wolfgang Flür of Kraftwerk fame.

Apparently the band has already won the hearts of Rusty Egan of Visage and Blitz Club fame, as well as Andy McCluskey from OMD, who has recommended the band “for all lovers of distinctive electronic music”.

Today The Big Takeover brings you the premiere of “Semaphore” – a highly danceable track and perhaps the album’s longest – not that we’re complaining. This is 11 minutes of bliss pop at its finest. Loads of ups and downs here – more intense, then calming, then another climax. A slice of octave jump-driven, breezy pop that is really well arranged.

Tiny Magnetic Pets is comprised of Paula Gilmer (vocals, synthesizer), Seán Quinn (synthesizers, vocals, guitar), and Eugene Somers (percussion). This trio was named after the collectible Japanese toy,

Tiny Magnetic Pets are unique on the Irish music scene. They are strongly inspired by Bowie’s Berlin period, ’70s krautrock and early disco, with a good measure of ’80s synth-pop thrown into the mix.

Their debut on Happy Robots Records follows 2009’s debut album Return of The Tiny Magnetic Pets and the two critically acclaimed EPs, Stalingrad and The NATO Alphabet, which garnered them praise by BBC and the country’s leading press.

Deluxe/Debris is Happy Robots Records’ tenth release. Limited to 300 copies, it will be available as a 12” vinyl LP, but also digitally, coming to a store near you via Cargo Records distribution. Learn more about this release at Happy Robots Records.

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