Thursday, 18 November 2010
Four Things
1.Thanks to everyone who came down to the launch of Quiet Life last week - you all helped to make it a success. Special thanks to our superb Djs Blanco, Jen Minkioni and Louie Allman.

2.Check out some of our latest web action for On Repeat

3.We are pleased to announce 2 new dates in December

La Machine, Paris w/Factory Floor & Fiction - 10th December

4.And finally here is a short film documenting the making of our video for On Repeat, by Director Chris Tirrell

thanking you x
Monday, 8 November 2010
On Repeat released
Our second single 'On Repeat' is released today. To get yourself either a ltd edition cd or download please go to our BANDCAMP page. To celebrate, we are throwing a PARTY this Thursday night at The Luxe in Spitalfields, E1. We have RocketNumberNine playing live along with ourselves, and a host of top DJs - and it's FREE. Doors open 7-12 x

Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Record of the Day
On Repeat is Record of the Day today. Have a look at the piece.
To celebrate it's release on we are having a party, the details of which are below. Click the flyer for the Facebook event.
Hope to see you there! x

Thursday, 14 October 2010
Brand new track
Head over to our myspace page now to hear a new track - One Two Three

Friday, 8 October 2010
On Repeat Video
Hey there. Have a little look at the video for our next single On Repeat, directed by Chris Tirrell. You can now also pre-order the single, which is released on 8th November on Quiet Life Records, by taking a trip to our Bandcamp page HERE. Oh so easy!
Thursday, 30 September 2010
On Repeat
We are pleased to announce the release of our next single 'On Repeat' on 8th November 2010. The track, produced by Amir Amor (Wiley, Marina & The Diamonds, Example) will be released on Quiet Life Records. A video is to follow very shortly, along with our new website, so keep an eye out for those over the next week or so. In the meantime, head over to Myspace to hear On Repeat right now by clicking the first button below.

Bye for now x

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Remix battle
We recently did a remix swap with the excellent Tim & Sam Band. We took on their track Finders Keepers, while they got busy with Leaving the House. You can find the tracks on Hype Machine now, so if you get a second, please heart both. If you haven't got an account it's very easy to join in.
Here is the link

You can also download both tracks for FREE via Soundcloud on Snipe:

Big thanks to all of you who have already loved and downloaded the tracks xxx
Monday, 26 July 2010
Cool For Cats
Folk of Summer, hope you are enjoying this one, it's hot alright. Although it may seem fairly quite on the Foreign Office front, we've actually been rather busy. Activities have included remixing, selecting suitable remixers, and playing some great shows over the past few weeks. We supported the excellent Mirrors at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, played with hotly-tipped Rob the Rich at their Tropical themed (climate included) single launch in Brighton, and recently stormed The Macbeth.

Our next show will be at The Old Blue Last this Wednesday 28th July at Cool For Cats.
It's FREE entry all night and our stage time is 10pm. As always, we would love to see you there.
Here's the event link.
We have some new photos our facebook page now.

FO x
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
A minute of your time
Hi all,
We've been featured on the latest 'Best Of Myspace' blog. You can hear/download the podcast from their homepage below. They've not only made us the first track, but also compared us to Level 42. (Insert opinion here)

We'd be eternally grateful for a minute of your time to vote for 'Leaving The House' to be played on NME radio this Sunday. Simply follow this link, enter your details and type something along the lines of 'I vote for Foreign Office Leaving The House' etc. etc. etc.

bom 99

Thank you for your continued support in this ridiculously sweaty time.

Our next gig is on 20th July at The Macbeth @ Wallop. It's £3 in and free vibes for all.

We want to see your faces there!

FO x
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
May et June - Big in Hungary
\hello all.
We realise it's been a while since our last blog, so here's what us Foreign Office gents have been up to. (None of it has anything to do with our new government)
We have played some wonderfully received shows over this last month. We were given a warm welcome from Brighton to Nottingham and a few places in between, meeting some wonderful folks on our travels. A few live shows were documented by our good friend Feral Lad. You can check out some of his lense offerings here Feral Lad

Along with writing and rehearsing we also found time to visit the studio. With Amir Amor on production duties, we had an amazing session. We're very keen to let you in on the results soon, but for now here is a small taster of what went on

We've also had the privilege of some radio action as far afield as Hungary and Colorado Springs. Closer to home and more recently, Marsha on XFM X-Posure and Tom Robinson on BBC 6music have given Leaving the House a little spin. You can listen to the latter here at 1 hour 24 mins

We're pleased to say Rough Trade are now stocking our debut single, Leaving The House/Voices on ltd. edition 7inch vinyl. Get your copy here

Contrary to the above, it hasn't all been roses in the FO camp though. Did you see the England game?

Our next gig is this Thursday night (17th June) in Brixton, at super-venue The Rest Is Noise. FREE ENTRY and just opposite the tube. Also playing are Dangerous Heresy and the equally exciting Evryone. It promises to be a great night of music and all starts around 8pm, would be great to see you there.

That's all for now

FO x

Thursday, 6 May 2010
Two things...

We have a teaser of a brand new track on our Myspace now

We also have a free download of the track 'She Did It' for you below:

It is however limited to 100 so grab it now

Goodbye x
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Voices Remix
Remix contest winner... Invigilators (Exam Hall Dub)

Sterling work.

Monday, 12 April 2010
Single Launch
We are very excited about our single launch/This Playground Record's label launch happening on 15th April. A free party at the Stag's Head, Dalston. RSVP:
Click for Facebook event
Monday, 29 March 2010
Single released
You can now buy our debut single from itunes here:


It's only £1.29! For 2 songs. My god that is cheap.

Or if you're feeling particularly frisky, the vinyl (heavy duty) is available from Pure Groove here:

Pure Groove

Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Voices is...
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Warrior One
We have a new remix available for free download by YOU. It's Leaving The House by the AMAZING Warrior One. And it's BELOW. x

Monday, 22 March 2010
Monday Monday
It's just one week until our single is released, but for those of you who can't wait that long, you can buy the 7" exclusively at our free instore gig at Pure Groove tonight! Pop down after work/when you get up, depending on your vibe. From 7pm.

Facebook Event

On the remix front, thanks to those who have entered our remix competition. We've had a frankly emotional number of submissions so far, all of whom will be in amazing company as we are soon to drop a remix by Warrior One. Seriously, it's fing sick. Add to that another remix by some very special guests TBA and you have a level of unrestrained excitement last witnessed at a Russian forest rave

Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Remix Contest
In true village fete style, us squiriferous chaps at Foreign Office wanted to hold a competition to coincide with the release of our debut single. We thought about a number of different possibilities, one involving an egg and spoon, but in the end decided upon a good old fashioned remix contest.

To take part and receive stems simply email an example of your work to:

We're playing White Heat TONIGHT!

Friday, 12 March 2010
Leaving The House
Happy Friday

Capping off a busy week with British video stylings...
Today we launch the video for our single Leaving The House.
It stars a bird, a fish, a bear (deceased) and some flowers.
We hope you will enjoy....

If you want to see it in full colour and glory hit our Myspace page now.

Tonight (March 12th) we play at the Stag's Head in Dalston. It's free entry (as in nothing) and is set to be nothing short of super.

Tuesday we play White Heat @ Madame Jo Jos check the Facebook Event for more details.


Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Voices Video
Springtime Greetings from Foreign Office. It's less than 3 weeks until the release of our debut single, 'Leaving The House/Voices' on This Playground Records (29th March). In support/celebration of this we are playing live at the following...

Fri March 12th - The Quay Club @ Stags Head Dalston (Free entry)
Tues March 16th - The legendary White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo's Facebook Event
Mon March 22nd - Pure Groove Instore - 7pm
Sat March 27th - The Recommender @ Jam, Brighton
Mon March 29th - Single released!
Thurs April 22nd - Yo Yo @ Notting Hill Arts Club

You can still (and should!) pre-order the 7inch limited to 500 copies, from Pure Groove here

Visit our Myspace page

Check out our spanking new video for Voices below. Leaving The House is to follow very, very shortly. Can you smell it?


Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Leaving The House preview
Good day. Monday night was the first in our run of gigs preceeding our debut single release on 29th March through This Playground Records. Proud galleries was the venue for the first 'This Playground Presents...' Thanks to all those in attendance, it kicked off our spring-time flurry in great style. We have many more gigs in March, which are listed below.

Feb 25th - Lee Store re-launch, Carnaby St. w/Wild Palms From 6pm (Free entry & drinks)
March 3rd - Adults @ The Macbeth
March 12th - The Quay Club @ Stags Head
March 16th - White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo's
March 22nd - Pure Groove Instore
March 27th - The Recommender @ Jam, Brighton
March 29th - Single released!
April 22nd - Yo Yo @ Notting Hill Arts Club

Under the direction of direct Director Chris Tirrell, we have made a video for 'Leaving The House'. It seems futile to try and describe it, so you'll have to wait to see it... Between now and then, to curb your ravenous thirst for something to digest, please enjoy the perusal of some stills from the video.. intriguing no?

FO x

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Hello there. Braving the arctic temperatures, we recently fled London to lock ourselves away at our very most favourite countryside recording retreat. Surviving on a simple diet of bread and cheese, we recorded 'Voices' for our forthcoming single release. And because we love you almost as much as music itself, you can hear 'Voices' now on our Myspace page. It will feature as a double a-side along with 'Leaving The House', and will be released by This Playground Records on 29th March.

Exactly 5 weeks prior to that wonderous event, on 22nd February, we will be playing at Camden's Proud Gallery. This Playground are hosting the first of their possibly explosive and definitely brilliant nights of bands and djs on this date. Also on the bill are House Of Strange, Safari, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool (dj) and James Hoste (dj). Pledge your allegiance here.

Also, our gigs around the single release in March are shaping up to be very promising indeed:

March 3rd - Adults @ The Macbeth
March 12th - The Quay Club @ Stags Head
March 16th - White Heat @ Madame Jo Jo's
March 22rd - Pure Groove Instore
March 29th - Single released!

Please peruse a selection of photographic evidence from our studio session below. It happened.

FO x

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Happy new year!

Those of you who followed the Foreign Office trail in 2009 will know it was a formative, productive and above all very exciting year for us. We wrote a truckload of material, rehearsed our boots off, put them back on, and played some great shows in London and beyond.
Onto 2010. We are pleased (and when we say pleased, we mean absolutely ecstatic!) to announce our first single release. It will be through brand new label This Playground Records, and is due to be released mid to late March. It will take the rather sexual form of 500 ltd edition 7" vinyl, along with digital download at all the usual outlets. Also, as a seriously safe bonus, it will be a double A side featuring the tracks 'Leaving The House' and 'Voices'.

We are set to play a number of gigs around the release, one of which will be an Instore at Pure Groove on 23rd March. This will be preceded by other gigs at some certified quality nights around London, and followed by the official launch of not only the single, but This Playground Records as well. That WILL be a huge night! We will keep you up to date with any news on this front.

Suffice to say, this is turning out to be another massively exciting year for the band.

Another treat for you is a new track for your listening pleasure up on our myspace page. 'She Did It' has been an important part of our live show for long enough, time to let it out into the wild and vibe. Heavily. Enjoy!

In other news, we have also applied to go on the next series of Britain's Got Talent!! You can track our application here. wish us luck!

You can see what have to say about us right here

And don't forget to Follow us on Twitter!

FO x