Friday, 9 January 2009

Camden Barfly Coach Trip 5th Feb

As some of you know we are headlining Camden Barfly on Thursday 5th February 09 with support from our talented good looking friends Goodbye Stereo. We are organising a retrun coach trip from Newport Isle of Wight for this event, so if you fancy tucking in please read the details below.........

In order for us to get a clear list of names/numbers for this trip, and to make this fair for everyone, please e-mail the following address with your name and mobile number if you want a space on the coach:

If you wish to save some spaces for your friends you will need to provide their full name and telephone number as well please.The first 50 people to contact us at this e-mail address will have a seat reserved for them on the coach.

The trip will cost £22 including entry to Barfly, its for over 16's only, and banter will nurdle 7.5 at least.

Please send your payment ASAP to:

The Operators
46 Cypress Road
Isle of Wight

We can pick people up from Portsmouth on the way up to Camden in the afternoon around 4-5pm. We will be leaving Camden around 11.30pm, returning to Newport Isle of Wight via Southampton, then Portsmouth. We're catching the 3am Ferry from Portsmouth to home, Newport Isle of Wight.

Get involved.

Much love

The Operators and Goodbye Stereo x

Thursday, 8 January 2009

'B Line' - the Single Campaign

Our debut single was released on the 27/10/2008 on Distiller Records.

The Operators would like to thank The team @ Distiller records, The Team @ Alan James PR and Cara @ Darling aswell as the ongoing hard work from the team @ B-Unique.

'B Line' achieved the following:

 - Selling out the 500 Limited Edition 7"

 - Playlistings on NME Radio and XFM A List, being BBC Six Music single of the week aswell as  picking up plays on Radio 1's Jo Wiley show.

 - Various reviews in several Music magazines and on-line publications most notably the Guardian newspaper. 

Also a massive amount of love a big thank you to everyone who brought a copy of our first record.

the Operators

x x x x

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Re vamped Live Set Rehearsal

Jan 6th 09 - Operators @ Shepherds Bush studios

Monday, 15 December 2008

'Festive frollocks' @ Camp Banter

13/12/08 The Operators + Friends @ EPM

Monday, 24 November 2008

Week 4 - Charlie's Playlist

Easy Playas. This weekend was an utter right off in camp Westropp due, in part to the influence of a certain 'Fizzy D' (our live visual maestro). On Friday night, at the age of 27 and 3 months, I, Charles Westropp and Daniel "Fizzy D" Williams (in the name of science and progress) went on a mutual quest for our own bodily limits - needless to say, half a glass of bitter shandy and a pork pie later and I was out for the count. The Fizz faired much better, still tucking in at 11am the following morning as I was leaving his house - superb effort. Hope you're all relishing the seasonal weather. It's absolutely perishing in Ealing. I've spent the last week or so huddled around my laptop for warmth/preparing phat beats for the very first Operators DJ Set. Consequently I think I'll find it quite difficult to whittle my choice of 'music I've been listening to' down to just three tracks.

DJ Set and copious intake of savoury food stuffs aside, we've also been working on a couple of new tunes for our forthcoming album. One band I've been listening to a lot lately is 'M83'. My flatmate James (of James Yuill fame - yeah he's my flatmate... get over it) very kindly lent me their album a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't stopped listening to it since. There's more than a hint of their epic 80's production to be found in some of the new shiznit that we're busting out (it's not stealing if their French). We're hopefully going to try and head back into the studio before the year's out and track a couple of them properly - a possible Christmas present via the medium of myspace for anyone who's interested...

This week I've been mostly enjoying:

Dawn of the Dead - Does it Offend You, Yeah
You, Appearing - M83
Waters of Nazareth - Justice

À Bientôt,

Charles x

Monday, 17 November 2008

Week 3 - Owen's Playlist

Owen - Hey Yo. How you all doing? Recovered from the weekend? Mental...

After a big night in Ventnor and our historic journey to the beautiful Hull, this week has transpired a lot quieter. Banter has returned to stable level and on a personal note my liver isn't green any more.

This down turn in pace has given us time to work on some new songs we have been writ ting. These should be ready for you to hear real soon but for now I will do my damnedest to describe -

New Kids On The Block, topped with Prince's mature cheddar, smothered in Mark Kings' "special sauce", grilled under Bootsey Collins' flaming funk and then server on the Queens second best china.

That probably doesn't make sense... Anyway here are a few songs I've been listening to this week.

Kate Bush - Running up that hill

Madonna - O'Father

Frank Musik - 3 little words

Catch you on the reverse flip side

Owen xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Merchandise Sale

We are selling off our Merchandise @ discount price upon new Merch currently in production.


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