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8-Bit Ninjas happened by accident. The result of Andy Cowley, up until this point a rock, indie and folk drummer, happening across Alice in Videoland’s ‘Outrageous!’ on his Creative Zen. Where this album came from, no-one is sure, but sparked an interest deep inside his twisted mind. Through AiV, he happened across Thermostatic and from then into the wonderful world of chiptunes. Once he’d got his ears around a few more such artists, the vision was clear in his mind… He must contribute to the this new world of recycled electronica.
Armed with years of teeth-cutting on rock, indie and other alternative guitar-based music, and a fair bit of experience with home recording, electronics and vintage consoles and computers, weird and wonderful experiments were performed in his flat and the result was 8-Bit Ninjas.
The live line-up will also include at least Sam Busher on Bass guitar and spray-on trousers and Andy’s brother Leigh Cowley on various keyboards, percussion and synths and of course, hats.