Reverend Hellfire &the Tapeloops

Anarchic & Lo Fi, using an eclectic mix of keyboards, trumpet, viola and bass.

They're back. The Tapeloops. Once they were a band. No one knew how to describe them. Just one of those weird, spikey things the Brisbane Music Scene threw up in the Eighties. Anarchic & Poetic, Primitive & Perverse, Lo-Fi & Lo-Tech, this perhaps best defines their early style, complete with homemade and toy instruments; complete with a Bush bass, car springs, plastic trumpet, and an undersized kiddie keyboard. The Tapeloops ran their own venues, put out their own records, booked their own tours. They were hard core DIY long before it became fashionable, back when it was necessary. Later on they got a real trumpet, some guitars (admittedly, one of the guitars was composed largely of Popsicle sticks) and learned to play three chords. Subsequently they became one of Brisbane's most exciting live bands, generating a guitar-driven wall of sound that predated Grunge by ten years. Now they have returned. The 21st Century Tapeloops manifestation has mutated once again, like some sort of ...

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