28 May, 2016 - NME.com
Four Tet announced last night (May 27) that he now has a million Soundcloud followers, and has shared a new track to mark the occasion.
The streaming service initially wouldn’t let him upload the song, named ‘TrackI'veBeenPlayingOnRadio+StuffSeemsNiceThing2DropBecauseSmashingItOnInternetShouts2B.UFO+A.Naples’ - or ‘TIBPOR+SSNT2DBSIOIS2BUFO+AN’ for short - because its title was too long.
Since releasing the track the electronic musician aka Kieran Hebden has told fans on Twitter that he made its emoji-covered artwork on Snapchat.
A fan then asked him if he would make a song out of Snapchat clips and he replied, ‘next album all done on snapchat’.
it's telling me I've got over 1 million followers on soundcloud now. boom.— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016
hang on... going to upload something in celebration— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016
won't let me upload because song title is too long— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016
made the artwork on snapchat— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016
@BAKEGLA next album all done on snapchat— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016
Hebden plays several UK festivals this summer ¬– see his dates below:
Jun 11 Field Day, London
Jun 11 Wildlife Festival, Brighton
Jun 12 Parklife Festival, Manchester
Aug 27 Creamfields, Cheshire
Aug 28 South West Four, London