Perth and Dundee-based indie rock band Tapedeck 45 have announced the release of their debut studio album.
The album, named after the group, will be released digitally on platforms around the world today (November 26), as well as available for fans to purchase through Bandcamp on the group’s website.
Tapedeck’s album represents the first original album launch for young label Heartstopper Records after signing with them in September.
Working with Marc Tindal of Open Eyes Production to record and mix the album, the release is the product of nearly six years of planning, creation and refinement, and aims to show the world Tapedeck’s ironic indie rock mix. denying a serious musical composition.
Led by singer Sam Stewart, with Andy Laurie on bass, Jordan Cruickshank on keyboards and Andrew Burns on drums, the album features everything from new compositions to old audience favorites, including a new and modernized version of their single to hit “Johnny, How could you?”.
Sam said, “We’ve been putting these songs together for so long, performing them live and improving them more and more.
“It’s absolutely amazing to finally be able to bring them all together and present them to everyone as a full debut album.”
The group celebrated the launch with a live performance at Mucky’s Bar in their local Perth on Saturday, November 20, ahead of the full digital launch.
Managing Director Huw Siddle added, “The album is an absolutely stellar product, from an even more stellar band.
“Tapedeck has been with Heartstopper from the start, and it’s a pleasure to finally see them start to take their place on the stage that they deserve!
Founded in April 2021, Heartstopper Records is on a mission to “bring back the joy” to professional music, working with unsigned and independent artists to ensure they get the income they deserve from their creative endeavors.