2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
Proving the luck of the Irish, TINY MAGNETIC PETS continue their upward momentum with imminent European tours opening for MIDGE URE and OMD.
The long-awaited third album ‘The Point Of Collapse’ is set for 2020 with all-new material. The delightful Dublin trio of Paula Gilmer, Sean Quinn and Eugene Somers kindly took some time out from rehearsals to speak to The Electricity Club about all the latest goings on within the TINY MAGNETIC PETS camp. Continue Reading ›
CULT WITH NO NAME are possibly smoothness personified. The suave crooner figure of Erik Stein and the understated ivory virtuoso of Jon Boux issued their first album ‘Paper Wraps Rock’ in 2007.
Having released their best album to date in 2017’s ‘Heir Of The Dog’, ‘Mediaburn’ is their ninth and features the familiar cast of esteemed supporting players such as Kelli Ali, Steve Brown and Blaine L Reininger, who made their names in SNEAKER PIMPS and TUXEDOMOON. Continue Reading ›
While their first album was released in 2010, it’s only been in the last three years that TINY MAGNETIC PETS have truly picked up audience momentum.
Undertaking their first headlining ‘Here Comes The Noise’ tour, also on board was Happy Robots label mate RODNEY CROMWELL and especially for the London date at Water Rats in Kings Cross, post-punk balladeers CULT WITH NO NAME. Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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