As the Yule Tide season gets into full swing, The Electricity Club presents a collection of modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant.
With a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both. Whatever your plans whether with the family or in the studio, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer ?? Continue Reading ›
Formed in 2008, CHEW LIPS rode on the wave of synth friendly female fronted acts of the period that included LITTLE BOOTS, LA ROUX, LADY GAGA and LADYHAWKE. With their “8-bit Casiotone drone-disco”, they quickly attracted the attention of hip tastemakers like BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq.
Their debut album 'Unicorn' was released in January 2010. However after signing to Sony, the long awaited second album has yet to appear. Continue Reading ›
2010 saw the return of the male synthpop act, smart boys with their toys and their nods towards the classic era of Synth Britannia. Leading the way were VILLA NAH and MIRRORS who both fused quality songs with vintage sounds and crisp contemporary percussive frameworks.
Meanwhile HURTS, the enigmatic duo who many predicted for major success in 2010, rattled the cages of the style over substance brigade. Continue Reading ›
In 2009, YEAH YEAH YEAHS made proclamations they had adopted the synth. But with CHEW LIPS, you actually get what YEAH YEAH YEAHS probably would have sounded like if they really had gone electronic.
Probably missing a trick by not including the brilliant Kitsune singles on their debut album ‘Unicorn’, the benefit of CHEW LIPS’ live show therefore is that they can now showcase the highlights of their catalogue in one sitting. Continue Reading ›