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 ›
With aims to harness “lost technology to make new themes for the modern world”, WRANGLER are the electronic trio that many have been waiting for. With vintage synths and drum machines creating a soundtrack for a dissident future landscape, WRANGLER’s debut album‘LA Spark’ is one of most anticipated electronic releases of 2014.
Building their profile steadily with BBC 6 Music live sessions, a special performance at Proof Positive and discussion panels celebrating the work of the Radiophonic Workshop, WRANGLER kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the genesis of ‘LA Spark’. Continue Reading ›
WRANGLER previewed material at a special live showcase for Proof Positive, an experimental improvisation evening curated by musician Tom Rogerson.
The trio themselves are Stephen Mallinder ex-CABARET VOLTAIRE, TUNNG’s Phil Winter and synth collector extraordinaire Benge, best known for his work in JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS whose aims for the project are to harness “lost technology to make new themes for the modern world”. Continue Reading ›
Long considered an underground band that is equally and oppositely as quintessentially Sheffield as THE HUMAN LEAGUE’s pop juggernaut, CABARET VOLTAIRE have built quite the reputation as being The North’s Angry Young Men - and Somewhat Perturbed Older Men.
Richard H Kirk has spent the last 2 years lovingly baking the tapes of the albums and collating them as ‘#8385 (Collected Works 1983-1985)’ for Mute Records. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about this release. Continue Reading ›