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 ›
Factory Records was one of the most iconic record labels that emerged post-punk. Founded in 1978 by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and actor Alan Erasmus, Wilson became more widely known for his TV series ‘So It Goes’ so was seen as a champion of new music.
Via its great and not so good and using a restriction of one song per artist moniker, The Electricity Club gives its own take on Factory Records’ arty, but chaotic adventure. Continue Reading ›
At this point in time, WRANGLER are probably the nearest we have to an electronic supergroup. It’s hard to think of a similar set-up since either ELECTRONIC or VISAGE before them, although this line-up featuring Benge, Stephen Mallinder and Phil Winter is a far more experimental proposition than the two aforementioned outfits.
‘LA Spark’ is the first collection of tracks from the trio and is an analogue synthesizer tour de force, putting to good use the enviable collection of vintage equipment housed at MemeTune studios in Hoxton Square. Continue Reading ›