A pair of unforgiving electronic post punk twins, London-based Franco German dark synth duo WE ARE REPLICA are resilient and determined if nothing else. With a captivating live presentation that can come over like one heavy aural barrage, WE ARE REPLICA will not be an immediate proposition to some.
Having released three singles ‘Africa’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Parallele Universen’ in almost as many weeks, WE ARE REPLICA kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about their own artistic brand of erotic deviance… Continue Reading ›
It’s 2008 and YAZOO have reunited for a concert tour of the UK, Europe and North America. The duo of Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke only released two albums before disbanding in 1983.
Meanwhile the resurgence in synthpop had seen the independent market saturated with girl/boy pairings clearly influenced by Moyet and Clarke. One of the better but lesser known of these acts was the appropriately named ALISON from Gothenburg in Sweden. Continue Reading ›
When Los Angeles and Athens are your home bases, you cannot help but have a sunnier disposition.
KID MOXIE ventures to the dancefloor for her new EP ‘Love & Unity’. In collaboration with LUXXURY, the production moniker of LA based self-confessed disco fiend Blake Robin, Elena Charbila gets to showcase her dancier side. It’s party like it's 1999 as LUXXURY’s funked-up basslines and thumping beats combine with KID MOXIE’s indigenous Mediterranean moods. Continue Reading ›
Not appreciating a greatest hits of an artist who you admire is the ultimate in fan snobbery, that they are in a position of being able to release one is often a symbol of wider acclaim and success.
The greatest hits compilation has its place in documenting the immediate appeal of an artist. So The Electricity Club takes a personal look at the electronic legacy of greatest hits via twenty notable artist compilation albums, each with valid reasons for their inclusion. Continue Reading ›
Like many folk I know, I have a difficult relationship with the genre known as synthwave. Artists such as Michael Oakley produce music that has been bundled with synthwave but is superior in the songwriting and execution whilst a plethora of bands with names like LASER CAPRI 83 just regurgitate the tropes of the movement by buying a few sample packs and firing a neon logo on their artwork. I have always found THE MIDNIGHT fall between these two stools. Continue Reading ›