Happy 2015!

Written by Aidy.

Happy New Year! Hope you're all well, geared up for 2015 and the prospect of a brand new album. The next musical instalment 'Psychopaths Dream in Black and White' is coming along nicely even if I do say so myself. The solid foundations are down and we're now working on an array of illustrious overdubs from the likes of Anna Scott, who played cello on track 'the British IBM' back in 2012. There's also bassoon on this one and possibly some sitar. Really hoping to get everything done by the end of February and out to the people that were nice enough to back the original Kickstarter and then out to everyone else later in the year when I've worked out some kind of a release strategy. In the meantime here are a few studio photos.

Half Ton Studio Antics

Written by Aidy.

If you're on social media or a backer of the Kickstarter then you'll probably know that I've been hard at work on the new solo album 'Psychopaths Dream in Black and White'. If you're not however, but you are checking this site periodically, then you may think it's all gone a bit quiet. I haven't actually added any content since October but I'm rectifying that now with some of my downtime.

The new album's slowly taking shape at Half Ton Studios. Chord structures have been crafted, lyrics have been written, songs have been chosen, my programmed drums have been replaced with proper drums and I've even managed to find a bassoon player for one track. There's still a lot more to do but it is getting there and it's sounding pretty good even if I do say so myself.

Lyrically it's a slight departure from the last album and themed around the psychopathic tendencies of two individuals. Although saying that I believe that some of the traits of these two individuals could very possibly be attributed to some of my "retro heroes". More likely the ones that are still going today and have some amount of business aptitude. Some anecdotes of which have kind of worked there way it there. Some influences include American Psycho, Kill Your Friends, Wall Street, Mad Men (a line of Peggy Olson's dialogue ended up in one song), The Psychopath Test, Steve Job's biography and lots more. But that's all I can think of right now. 

CGE 2014 Aftermath

Written by Aidy.

Well I'm now back in the UK after a couple of weeks of knocking about in Vegas and performing a few songs at CGE 2014. It was an awesome couple of weeks and I met some great people especially the other bands, 8 Bit Weapon and Evil Wezil who I spent a fair bit of time chatting to between sets. It was great to catch up with everyone and it was the first time I'd actually seen all three of the Retrogaming Roundup guys in the same room!

The Retrogaming Roundup guys actually took over the expo this year and did a great job running the whole thing. Apparently this was the highest attendance to date. There was so much to see and do including talks from various alumni, documentaries and movies being shown all day and an awesome arcade that was open until midnight each day. I'm planning on going back again next year as a punter so I can enjoy the whole thing and see more of it.

Next up. Play Expo!

CGE 2014

Only Full Band Gig of 2014

Written by Aidy.

Just a quick reminder that in less than 2 weeks we'll be playing our ONLY full band gig of 2014 at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. Saturday 6th September, Doors 7pm.

Hope you can make it, it'll be a great night! We're playing alongside Mega Ran (who's coming all the way from the USA) and MC iPod. You can bring your own booze, there's retro video games available to play and there's even a hotel nearby for those of you who aren't local to Cambridge.

Get yourself a ticket here:

Nearby hotel is here:

See you there!


The British IBM Bundle

Written by Aidy.

There's never been a better time to purchase our début album that right now! I've just curated a Groupees bundle, along with the lovely people at kissmybundles.com, featuring our album and a selection of video games. You'll even get a couple of our music videos an unreleased demo from my upcoming solo album, Lunar Panda Deluxe and loads more for the bargain price of $3. This bundle is only available for a limited time, so hurry!


Lunar Panda Deluxe