LOOP 'SOUNDHEADS'
PLAY THEIR FIRST SHOWS IN 23 YEARS WITH 2 SETS AT ATP'S NETIL HOUSE TAKEOVER
on 18th NOVEMBER

“a perfect soundtrack as heaven burns and crapitalism falls in its grave” Flux Magazine
 
 
COMING SOON via REACTOR RECORDS
December
A Gilded Eternity (LP Reissue)
 
2014
The World In Your Eyes (LP Reissue)
 
 
LINKS
 
AVAILABLE NOW via REACTOR RECORDS
Heavens End
REACTOR01
(2CD/LP)
 
 
The World In Your Eyes
REACTOR02
 (3CD)
 
 
Fade Out
REACTOR03
(2CD)
(2xLP with bonus 7")
 
 
A Gilded Eternity
 REACTORO4 
 (2CD)
 
Loop will be playing their first shows in 23 years this coming Monday 18th November playing not one but TWO sets. 
 
Loop will also be playing a handful of shows around the UK in Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh and Brighton with KVB as support following their ATP End of An Era (Part 2) festival appearance at Camber Sands on November 30th.
 
With ATP END OF AN ERA now SOLD OUT these shows will be the ONLY opportunity to see the band play live in the UK this year.
 
Says Robert Hampson, "We are very happy to be playing a series of shows in smaller venues to start the reformation of Loop. Next year, it will be on a bigger scale, so this is brilliant opportunity for us to  play a number of intimate concerts to stretch our legs after 23 years of being away…."
 
FULL CONFIRMED DATES SO FAR:
 
18-Nov UK London ATP Netil House Takeover
30-Nov UK Camber Sands ATP - End of An Era
02-Dec UK Bristol The Fleece
03-Dec UK Leeds The Brudenhall
04-Dec UK Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
05-Dec UK Brighton Concorde
Apr-14 NL Tilburg Roadburn Festival
 
December will also see the reissue  A Gilded Eternity on 2xLP. Limited to 3000 copies, the albums are re-mastered from the original analogue source and available as 45rpm double vinyl (with download code) via Reactor.
 
 
MORE ABOUT LOOP
“In the second half of the 1980’s Loop were one of a trio of English groups who used a blueprint of ‘69 influenced pyschedelia to create something startlingly original... LOOP drew on the primal force of predecessors such as VU, The Stooges and Suicide as a launchpad for their own excursions into the realms of mind expansion.” Mojo
 
“These were stars that burned and shone with an intense brightness, and it's testament to Loop's vision and delivery that the mark they made is indelible." The Quietus

 “Extraordinary” Uncut
 
“a perfect soundtrack as heaven burns and crapitalism falls in its grave” Flux Magazine
 
“crucial listening” Classic Rock 

“devastating” NME 
LOOP was formed in Croydon, London, 1986 by Robert Hampson (vocals/ guitar) and partner Beki Stewart (Bex) on drums. After finding Glen Ray on bass, through an advert in Melody Maker, they began to perform live and were quickly signed to HEAD Records run by Jeff Barrett (Heavenly) who released their feedback-drenched debut 12” 16 Dreams.
 
Following line-up changes - the arrival of new drummer John Wills, new bassist Neil MacKay and James Endeacott on second guitar the band were to take a more primal rhythmic foundation captured on their impressive debut full-length Heavens End (1987).
 
The band managed to hypnotise all with their discordant trance-like spell which served as an antidote to the prevailing trend in British pop at the time - they resurrected the concept of loud out there-rock for a new era, creating droning soundscapes of bleak beauty and harsh dissonance, loosely influenced by bands such as The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The MC5, but retaining an avant-garde and experimental edge from Can, Faust, Neu!, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca and minimalist systems music, to name but a few.  Live shows were revelatory, Loop, allowing LOUD as an constant descriptive term, they pushed PAs to the very edge of their existence, creating a sonic pummel not really experienced since.
 
A collection of singles and B-sides, The World in Your Eyes, appeared on HEAD in 1987 and after the departure of Endeacott the band signed to the Chapter 22 label, releasing the Collision 12" as well their more sparse and discordant second full-length, Fade Out.  
 
With another label change, this time to Situation Two Records, the band replaced Endeacott’s vacant position with Scott Dowson and veered towards more ethereal soundscapes on  A Gilded Eternity (1990) which was to be their final album.  
 
After 4 years of pushing the boundaries, the band disbanded with only a BBC sessions collection Wolf Flow (1991) released after the band’s demise.
 
The band's catalogue was remastered and reissued on CD in 2008-2009.
Nita Keeler
Gold Star PR
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Tel: 01600 892 690 
nita.keeler@gmail.com
 
    

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