LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS were the kings of Glum Rock. But for a 2015 German tour, Lloyd Cole announced: "I’m calling these shows LIVE ELECTRONICS, and I should be clear here – there will be none of my songs performed, I will not be singing at all, or playing guitar. My instrument will be my modular synthesizer, along with some effects units and maybe a keyboard."
Cole has been putting that modular knowhow into a song based format with a charming new synthy single 'Violins'. Continue Reading ›
With ‘The Silence’, KARIN MY released the first truly great song of 2019. Swathed in beautiful synths and embroiled in wonderful melancholy, her gorgeous vocals evoked a forlorn abandonment like a Nordic Mary Hopkin.
The latest in her series of acoustically derived electronic songs is the dreamy observation of ‘World From Orbit’. The Swedish chanteuse kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the making of her singles quadrilogy and much more… Continue Reading ›
Jonna Lee aka IONNALEE aka IAMAMIWHOAMI has made a curious comeback with a follow up to her first solo outing of ‘Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten’.
Unlike her works with IAMAMIWHOAMI, which were mysteriously messy and unsettling, the music of IONNALEE simplified matters, adding a romantic feel to her otherwise unusual disposition and ‘Remember The Future’ maintains that minimal approach. Continue Reading ›
With no publicity photos, no gigs, and only one interview, the mysteriously anonymous combo GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS provoked intrigue and head scratching in equal measures.
There was a planned series of limited edition releases under the concept of ‘Transmissions From The Glass Factory’. But in 2019 with nothing left to say or do, the remaining recordings from the sessions have now been issued as a six track mini-album as an adieu to GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS. Continue Reading ›
Like a cross between THE CURE and ALPHAVILLE, Swedish duo MACHINISTA are back with their third full-length album ‘Anthropocene’.
Vocalist John Lindqwister and instrumentalist Richard Flow have taken their time with this record and it’s all the better with a refinement of their anthemic signature sound plus the addition of some conventionally flavoured twists. ‘Anthropocene’ is their most consistent body of work to date. Continue Reading ›