Anteloup

Anteloup are a Nottingham-based, cross-genre original music band. Covering all manner of musical styles, from pop, to rock, to reggae, to synth-led MOTR, they provide a mature, multi-layered approach to providing live music.

 

So, What's Been Going On?

Since the last update, Anteloup have been a bit quiet again. Seems they've been beavering away on new material, dealing with member issues, re-working some of the old material and prepping for a new album for release in the New Year.

Vocalist Mary has moved on from the band to focus on a career in Music Therapy. While this was a bit of a shock to the lads, they all wish her well and the best for the future.

So, a vocalist down, the band started looking for a replacement. After a few auditions, the idea was canned and the songs re-worked for a 5-piece, male-vocal approach. Luis has taken lead vocal duties, with Gary and Pete picking up second and backing vocal roles. Nothing has been released yet, but the songs are taking shape and sounding pretty darned good!

The band have set out a fairly watertight roadmap for the next 6 months. A new gig diary, starting in September, running through Oxjam 2017 in October (hopefully!), and then the Christmas run-up. There's also studio time booked for October, with the album set to be released in January. These guys will be busy!

In the meantime, keep an eye on the website and Twitter, as new demos will be posted for a sneak-peak into what's to come.

Oxjam Beeston Takeover - 2017

Anteloup had a corking time at the Oxjam Beeston Takeover this year, bringing their unique style to The Crown Inn, Beeston.


Enjoying an earlier, daytime slot, the outdoor area soon filled up as the band kicked off with old favourite "A Little Bit Like Kiss Me," along with the inspirational "Today," as well as new song "It's A Shame." Some brand new material was also aired; the dreamy "New Morning" and re-worked "Nothing Stays The Same" both being well-received by ever-growing crowd.

The band always enjoy Oxjam and are happy to play at whatever time best suits the organisers. They were especially happy this year, as the early slot meant they could enjoy the rest of the music on offer. As well as a pint or two..!

Set List (Almost) Confirmed

The band are really gearing up for the Oxjam Beeston Takeover on 14th October, and have been re-working and drilling the set-list, but not without a little bit of head-scratching....

"We're a bit torn between 'Jodie' and 'We've All Been There' as a finale," explains Luis. "We really want a diverse set, that shows the range of our material, while also ensuring we hit at least one genre that everyone will like. Both Jodie and We've All Been There are more rocky numbers, with great endings that ensure we finish with a bang. Jodie is really popular and gets a great response, but we've also re-worked We've All Been There, which now has a lot more dynamic to it and a smasher of an ending. We're already committed to the other songs, so can only do one or the other. We're running them both in our practice sessions, but still can't decide which..."

It seems that the only way we'll find out what the decision is is to head along to The Crown, Beeston on the 14th October and watch the gig!

The band have confirmed the following, just to whet our appetites: Today, It's A Shame, New Morning, Nothing Stays The Same, Frozen Turkey...... Watch this space for further set list details.

Anteloup On Facebook

You can now check out Anteloup on Facebook!

Come and make friends with us and stay up to date with the latest happenings from within the band. There will also be pics, music, vids and other stuff that gets thrown onto social media sites, as well as your comments and suggestions.

Find us at www.facebook.com/anteloup/