Jersey rockstars, the Tarantulips, very special release is aiming at achieving a top 40 entry into the official UK Charts, to raise funds for the Caring Cooks charity.
Bubblebrain Records has joined forces with Ashbe Construction for this special release. The aim is to raise funds for the Caring Cooks charity by achieving a top 40 entry into the official UK Charts with a percentage of sales going to them. For this to happen, they need to reach a target of 8000 official sales on iTunes within 7 days.
James Dolan from Bubblegum Records explained to Channel Eye: “All that’s required from you beautiful people is to purchase this amazing track for 79p on iTunes between the 4th and 11th of September 2021. You will not only be helping an amazing local charity but also one of the best Jersey bands to reach an Official UK Chart position and with this…we make history.
“The only way we can achieve this monumental task is if we have the support of the whole community, everyone coming together to celebrate something good for the wonderful island we live in.”
The brand new single from the Jersey three-piece, The Tarantulips, was released into the the world on the 4th September 2021 on Bubblebrain Records.
‘Run Away’ is an extremely catchy summer time number, which on first listen will have you singing the chorus for days and being happy about it!
The band formed in Jersey, Channel Islands, during the summer of 2018 when Nic Dinnie (frontman) met like-minded beach enthusiasts Elisa Da Silva (bass guitar) and Jon Caws (drums).
Run Away is the first release from these chilled out surf rockers since the critically acclaimed 2020 single ‘Gush’. It received huge praise on it’s release by being added to BBC Introducing DJ Jaguar’s Hot List on BBC Radio 1. The band quickly started gaining popularity and were welcomed onto the bill for Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020. However, because of the pandemic, the event was moved online as all gigs and events had to be postponed. This did not stop them from delivering a fantastic performance and putting Jersey back on the musical map.
The story of the Tarantulips starts off on the other side of the world, far from the relaxed pace of life in Jersey.
Frontman, writer, producer and guitarist Nic Dinnie is a ‘layered musical soul’. Hailing from a tiny town in the wild South African plains, he grew up on grunge Americana fuelled by 411 skate videos and the small crew of mischief makers. Nic left the small town and studied music in Pretoria the ‘Jacaranda’ city. There he stumbled into a garage rehearsal for what would become a decade long whirlwind of fun with Desmond and the Tutus. The band headlined some of the biggest stages in South Africa including Oppi Koppi, Rocking the Daisies and Splashy Fen keeping their thousands of fans bouncing and shouting along.
Word crept over the ponds where Nic and the boys toured the U.K. Playing London haunts such as Cargo and White Heat. Then onto The Sub Club in Glasgow as guests of Optimo and a small pub in Bristol. Flying to Sweden, saw the lads playing at the Love Festival and Malmo’s Debaser. Japan was up next, with multiple tours and a life long fan base had the boys playing with local indie stars in all the haunts from Fever in Tokyo to Shangri-La in Osaka.
In November 2016, Desmond and the Tutus headlined Park Acoustics Festival for Nic’s final show with his band, the next day he boarded a plane to the unknown island of Jersey.
Upon arrival Nic began writing songs depicting his new cold beachy surroundings and recruited Jon Caws on drums and Elisa Da Silva on bass, to form The Tarantulips.
They released their first single ‘Keep Up’ in 2018 and quickly followed up with ‘Apple’ and the mesmerising track “Mayonnaise” in 2019. A strong push saw the band tour the UK and receive solid support from BBC Introducing. The third single ‘Gush’ featured the beautiful lead vocals of bassist Elisa and was a sure fire favourite and landed them the all important slot on the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend for their first ever UK festival.
With the pandemic sweeping across the world and gigs off the cards, The Tarantulips hit the studio working on new material, with ‘Run away’ being the first of many. ‘Run Away’ is a ‘radio-friendly sun drenched anthem’, an extremely catchy summer-time number, which on first listen will have you singing the chorus for days and being happy about it.
Yvonne Corbin, CEO of Caring Cooks told Channel Eye: “We love this record and are truly honoured to have been chosen by the producers at Bubblebrain Records to be part of what we are confident will be a huge success. We wish them the very best of luck with getting this great band into the UK Top 40 charts and will be following their success every step of the way”.