Manchester electronic veteran Eric Random has a fascinating history. As a member of BUZZCOCKS’ inner circle, his first album ‘That's What I Like About Me’ came out in 1980 on New Hormones.
But Random made his return in 2014 with ‘Man Dog’ released by Austrian label Klanggalerie. With his new work ‘Wire Me Up’ released by Sleepers Records, Random’s stark style of presentation remains, but his vocals in the vein of FAD GADGET take a breather on this primarily instrumental set. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
CREEP SHOW is an electronic meeting of minds between eclectic US singer / songwriter John Grant and the dark analogue electro of WRANGLER, the trio comprising Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Benge.
The first fruit of this collaboration is 'Mr Dynamite' - an album which was recorded in Cornwall following the move of Benge’s Memetune studio from its original Hoxton location. ‘Mr Dynamite’ is a really fresh and uncontrived sounding album. Continue Reading ›
CREEP SHOW sees a dream team collaboration between US singer-songwriter and professed synth-lover John Grant with the established experimental electro triad of Stephen Mallinder, Benge and Phil Winter, collectively known as WRANGLER.
The Electricity Club spoke to CREEP SHOW about the gestation of the album, the impact of Benge’s studio relocating to Cornwall and some of the tech involved in the making of their album ‘Mr Dynamite’. Continue Reading ›
For many, ABC arrived fully formed out of the middle of nowhere in 1981. It was with the release of Eve Wood’s excellent ‘Made In Sheffield’ DVD in 2001 which gave context to a scene. Most intriguing out of all the lesser-known bands featured were VICE VERSA.
Both Stephen Singleton and Mark White kindly spoke to The Electricity Club in-depth about their time in VICE VERSA and the rarely documented metamorphosis into ABC. Continue Reading ›