Greetings!

 

It’s been a fair old while and we’ve been somewhat distracted in 2016. Eleanor has moved house and is working full-time on her first solo record. Simmo and Dave have become fathers and are working full-time on wiping noses, chins and bottoms in between all the cute baby stuff. Aaron is keeping himself busy enough by working on a million different projects.

However! Earlier this year we assembled a 13-track album of other people’s work using the constituent parts of songs from 2015’s LP Zoetrope. The results of which can be streamed and downloaded below, and are known collectively as Recent Papal Ooze-Out. The highlihts are too numerous to mention, but we’re incredibly grateful to everyone for their contributions. Dig in and enjoy:

How do!

2015 has been a productive year in more ways than one. As half the band prepare for life with the fruit of our loins in the coming months, we’ve decided to take a hiatus from playing live in 2016. But! We’re squeezing in two final live shows in September before putting on our slippers and settling in to our armchairs – both with our good friends and all-round incredible live act Barringtone:

We can’t wait to assuage your ears with our soundmilk one last time. Join us, why don’t you?

Here it is, the third & final digital single from the ‘Zoetrope’ LP on Hello Thor! Indigo features guest vocals from Tom A.D. and we’ve added sublime remixes by Moscow Youth Cult and CJ Mirra, as well as an old-school extended disco edit from our in-house mixing team:

Hola!

God Is In The TV premiered the video to our next single “Indigo” featuring vocals by Tom A. D. this morning, which was put together and directed by the extremely talented and extremely lovely Mr David Lilley of Loonatik and Drinks.  You can check out the article here, or watch the thing yourself below:

“Indigo” will be digitally released by Hello Thor on Monday 29th June as a radio edit, backed by remixes by Moscow Youth Cult and, er, us. More details soon!

Aye up,

We had an unbelievable time in Cambridge, London and Oxford in late May. So much so that we’re planning on repeating the formula with 3 gigs back-to-back later this month, this time heading northwards:

THURSDAY:
25.06.15 | The Lofthouse, Nottingham | w/ Elk & The Skipping Forecast
https://www.facebook.com/events/1560387680891845/

FRIDAY:
26.06.15 | The Audacious Art Experiment, Sheffield | w/ Sauna Youth, Elk & The Skipping Forecast
https://www.facebook.com/events/758038654303295/

SATURDAY:
27.05.15 | The Matrix, Grimsby | w/ Elk, Sauna Youth, Bonetti, The Skipping Forecast, East On Main & See You In Tijuana
https://www.facebook.com/events/1521733741422263/

This time next week we’ll be knee-deep in the first of three sensuous nights with our comrades model village & Alnegator, spread languorously over the impending bank holiday. We’ll be making our debut performances in both Cambridge and Oxford, split by a first gig in London for almost 2 years, all courtesy of Crushing Death & Grief & Burn the Jukebox. BRING IT.

Fri 22nd May – The Corner House, Cambridge:https://www.facebook.com/events/1611722019040792/

Sat 23rd May – The Star of Kings, London:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1632309940326096/
(with added Witching Waves)

Sun 24th May – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056488611033438/

In a week’s time, we’ll be setting up for the first of two weekenders this month, encompassing Derby, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, London and Oxford. We’re also very happy to be playing with some old friends at each gig. Exciting timez!

08.05.15 | The Hairy Dog, Derby | w/ Cheap Jazz​ & blunt mountains​
https://www.facebook.com/events/408801095945954/

09.05.15 | MK Gallery, Milton Keynes | w/ John Doran/Arabrot, Chrononautz​ & Klaar
https://www.facebook.com/events/450638791751942/

22.05.15 | The Corner House, Cambridge | w/ model village​ & Alnegator​
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611722019040792/

23.05.15 | The Star of Kings, London | w/ Witching Waves​, model village​ & Alnegator​
https://www.facebook.com/events/1632309940326096/

24.05.15 | The Wheatsheaf, Oxford | w/ model village​ & Alnegator​
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056488611033438/

The good folk at Gold Flake Paint recently invited us to put together a mix of tracks that influenced the creation of “Zoetrope”. We were more than happy to oblige with this, a 13-track, hour-long sweep of stuff that inspired and delighted us during the late months of 2013 and first half of 2014. All 4 members weighed in with different choices and we tried valiantly to crush them all together in a semi-coherent mix.

 

Dig in and enjoy at your leisure below, or read more about it all here: http://www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/guest-playlist-cantaloupe/

 

Cantamix – Zoetrope mixtape by Cantaloupe by Hellothor on Mixcloud

 

Hola! We spent last week on a cracking tour of the North of England, rounded off by an incredibly sold out and raucous “Zoetrope” LP launch party at the Chameleon Arts Cafe in Nottingham. Huge thanks to everyone involved in putting us on, playing with us, putting us up and to everyone who came and saw us. We had a brilliant time and are already looking forward to our gigs in May and June.

 

HOWEVER. Before then, we have released a new digital single from the album, in the form of our set-closing banger “0891 50 50 50“, backed by a fantastic Larry Crywater remix and a special radio edit for DJing types. You can stream and download it from the usual outlets, or buy it directly from Hello Thor for cheaper using this link: https://hellothor.bandcamp.com/album/0891-50-50-50

 

Our good friends and launch party supports Blunt Mountains have also put together a crisp-threatening video for us. Check it here:

 “Live favourite 0891 50 50 50 is riddled with wave upon wave of blinking samples, intricate synth lines and a happy hard-core beat. It is the sound of mid period New Order downing a strawberry milkshake on a very hot day. It’s bloody fantastic.” – God Is In The TV

 

“…(a masterclass) in how to take recognisable sexy-synth-pop tropes, mix them with a twisty/turny, left field sense of adventurism and create something that is splendidly unique.” – Louder Than War

 

“0891 50 50 50 offers a thrilling excursion into early eighties hi-NRG and electro-funk, slapping a Bobby Orlando donk under Patrick Cowley synths…” – LeftLion

Woah! Check us out. Here are 4 tracks from our last-ever set as a power trio, filmed and recorded by the smashing guys behind Super Smash Hit Records in Travelling Man Comics Shop, Manchester last November. We also wrote some verbiage about influences, inspirations and practicalities of playing electronic music live to go along with the videos for Glasswerk here:

http://glasswerk.co.uk/magazine/article/21345/Cantaloupe:+Behind+The+Live+Show/

The gig itself was another cracker courtesy of the peerless Bad Uncle, and also featured our fine friends Cowtown ripping up everything in sight. Check it:

Is this a good time to remind you that we’ve got a short tour coming up next week? Because it feels like a good time to remind you that we’ve got a short tour coming up next week. Details:

14.04.15 | The Head of Steam, Newcastle | w/ Monster Killed By Laser & Sun Dance
https://www.facebook.com/events/881447541919670/

15.04.15 | Kazimier Gardens, Liverpool | w/ Monster Killed By Laser & Gurgles
https://www.facebook.com/events/761463187279312/

16.04.15 | Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire | w/ Monster Killed By Laser & Gurgles
https://www.facebook.com/events/394434654066225/

17.04.15 | The Eagle Inn, Salford | w/ Monster Killed By Laser, Barringtone & Hot Shorts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1587975394770419/

18.04.15 | “ZOETROPE” launch show @ Chameleon, Nottingham | w/ Galaxians & blunt mountains
https://www.facebook.com/events/839512226105146/