Just Gotta Hold On…….

Introducing our dreamy/indie-pop cover of Tom Waits’ track Hold On.

Filmed on Saturday night in our sheltered little town of Horsham, West Sussex  This song (well, Tom Waits) was suggested by Anna Vïper in our recent competition, the talented artist who put together our new intro/end screen.. thanks, Anna!

We had great fun with this track, mainly how much reverb we could put on every single instrument ;D and are very happy with how it came out in such a short space of time.

If you dig it please like, share, subscribe you know the drill.

See you soon

BTx

Andrew Huang Competition Entry

Evening all! .. AAH it’s finally done! 3 weeks in the making!

This is our entry for Andrew Huang’s cover competition which was sponsored by Yousician. It’s the secret project we’ve been working on for the last few weeks, and boy have we worked on it! Very excited to share it – it’s been a lot of work and is entirely unlike anything we’ve done before as Boxtape. Our first track with *piano*, our first track with *drums*, or with *synth bass*! If there’s a challenge, you better believe we’ll rise to it.

The song we chose to cover is called All Those Love Songs, They Were All True. The journey for this track started on Ukelele, and after some serious pondering progressed to the piano with an acoustic guitar. Then we got excited, things got out of hand, and the second half of the track came together

New stuff we’ve now done by taking this challenge – getting under the skin of some fancier chords; writing and recording drum patterns on a keyboard; some fancy vocal effect ideas; a 3-part harmony (K’s still improving and learning to sing!); learning more about multi-band compression and probably collecting and sifting through more video footage than we’ve recorded for any past video. Totally worth it!

If we were lucky enough to succeed in the competition, we’d like to do a new version of the track/video, bigger and better, with a certain OP-1 placeholder replaced with the real deal.

If you are reading this and are not Andrew Huang, you should really, really check out his channel, subscribe, sit down for a few hours and see what you’re missing. – https://www.youtube.com/user/songstowearpantsto

Original arrangement and lyrics by Andrew Huang – everything else entirely written, recorded, mixed edited and produced by us. Boxtape is filmed in front of a live studio cat.

Check out Andrew’s competition video here – https://youtu.be/nXfc6jy53-o
The original track can be found here – https://youtu.be/VTaU_3aqQ6g

A quick reminder, it really, really helps us out if you subscribe to our YouTube channel and/or like the video. It helps us get recommended to other people who we’d like to welcome into our audience! – http://youtube.com/boxtaperocksyou

Have a great weekend.

BTx

Ukuleles Rule The World

Good Evening,

Unfortunately, we’ve limited time this week due to working on our entry for Andrew Huang’s competition. We pushed the “EPIC” button on that track and even with a week left it is going to be tight!

So, inspired by seeing Amanda Palmer live last week we decided to do a cover of one of our favourite songs of hers, Ukulele Anthem. This is purely just a bit of fun and hopefully, will brighten up your evening/day/mood/life

If you don’t know who AP is google her now, you will not be disappointed!

Much love

BTx