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Tape Runs Out are a 6-piece band based in Cambridge, UK. Their sound inventively weaves electronic and acoustic, with the unusual addition of violin and hammered dulcimer alongside the more familiar guitars, keys and drums. Their distinctive style has variously been described as psych, shoegaze, post-rock and alt-folk.

Started as a solo project in 2012, Tape Runs Out have an extensive back catalogue of six EPs, and released their debut album 'Floodhead' in March 2023, through Trapped Animal Records. Praised as innovative and intricate, Tape Runs Out utilise both experimental song structures and catchy pop melodies to create their own unique form of alternative music.




Something to keep an ear out for... confident enough to carry you along and you can really tell how much work they've put in filling out the sound Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music
A quite extraordinary debut... meticulous attention to detail Scottish Daily Express
This is a stunning record, one that needs to be heard, preferably, on your own, on repeat, as night turns to day, turns to night, and to day again God is in the TV
Mesmerising BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire
... combining a myriad of influences into something that sounds totally original and unheard of before takes some talent... ones to watch in the future Adam Brady, Louder Than War
Spectral, shoegazey, magical Fierce Panda
A layered, atmospheric and building piece of work, let it wash over you again and again. Joyzine
Soaring, glistening musicality Get In Her Ears
A genuinely excitingly brilliant album, and one that will be played time and time again before we have a new release from them to wear out FATEA Magazine
... beautiful new trinkets to discover with every listen For the Rabbits
Mesmerizing musical ecstasy Essentially Pop
Gauzy, gorgeous, and haunting Big Takeover Magazine