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THE KVB Only Now Forever

The follow-up to 2016's ‘Of Desire’, ‘Only Now Forever’ develops on the brooding post-punk sound of THE KVB. Getting together in 2011, the British audio-visual duo of multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Wood and keyboardist Kat Day actually relocated to write and record in Berlin, adding a more independently-minded edge to their reverb coated sound in the process. If NEW ORDER has been weaned on shoegaze, they might have sounded like THE KVB. Continue Reading ›

STOLEN Interview

After a ten year absence, Masterminded For Success are back! And the iconic Berlin label founded by Mark Reeder which discovered PAUL VAN DYK and COSMIC BABY have signed STOLEN, the hottest band in China, for the next leg of their musical journey. STOLEN are part of a new generation of creative Chinese artists who have combined East with West. The Electricity Club chatted to Liang Yi, lead singer of STOLEN, about the development of the band and the music scene in China. Continue Reading ›

FARAO Pure-O

Taking in more synthetic sonic ambitions, FARAO’s second album ‘Pure-O’ is a playful bleep forward while retaining an organic heart. Kari Jahnsen, the Berlin-based Norwegian songstress and multi-instrumentalist behind FARAO said: “The music that influenced me the most while writing the album is probably the Soviet electronic music I was discovering at the time. Light hearted melody lines combined with at times excessive arrangements, teaching me the importance of humour in music.” Continue Reading ›

JOHN GRANT Love Is Magic

For those familiar with JOHN GRANT’s previous body of work, from ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ onwards there started to be a bipolar nature to his music, swinging from electronic-based tracks being in the minority through to them now being the main focus of his latest work ‘Love is Magic’. The choice of main producer and CREEP SHOW band mate Benge has obviously been a major factor in this synthetic shift. There is no pandering to commerciality or laurel-resting here... Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: BERLIN BLONDES Berlin Blondes

BERLIN BLONDES were a post-punk band who formed in Glasgow during 1979.BERLIN BLONDES only ever made one self-titled album, recorded at GARY NUMAN’s Rock City Studios in Shepperton and produced by Mike Thorne. As with many acts of the more artistically inclined post-punk period, ROXY MUSIC and Berlin-era DAVID BOWIE were both key influences on BERLIN BLONDES. Continue Reading ›

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