Happy Robots Records and The Electricity Club joined forces for TEC005 to present the reunion of ARTHUR & MARTHA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Navigation’, their only album to date. The last time ARTHUR & MARTHA played live, it was opening for WHITE TOWN.
The pair had actually been the third new act featured on The Electricity Club back in 2010, but they appeared to disappear soon after. So it was fabulous to see Adam Cresswell and Alice Hubley performing together. Continue Reading ›
As well as hosting the reunion of Alice Hubley and Adam Cresswell as ARTHUR & MARTHA, TEC005 on SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019 at The Islington will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Happy Robots Records.
Happy Robots CEO and self-confessed “Moog snob” Adam Cresswell took time out from ARTHUR & MARTHA rehearsals to chat to The Electricity Club about the label’s first decade and what might be in store for the future. Continue Reading ›
As the first long playing release on Happy Robots Records, from its SECTION 25 inspired artwork inwards, ARTHUR & MARTHA’s only album to date was always going to be a bit out of step.
2009 was the year of LA ROUX, LITTLE BOOTS and LADY GAGA, where electronic music returned to the mainstream and went superpop! ‘Navigation’ was the work of Alice Hubley and Adam Cresswell, an unusual looking couple described as “Gilbert & George, disguised as The Carpenters…” Continue Reading ›
Happy Robots Records and The Electricity Club are pleased to announce that ARTHUR & MARTHA will reunite for a one-off performance at TEC005 on SATURDAY 2ND MARCH at The Islington in London. Also joining the bill will be PLASMIC from Orange County California and RAINLAND from Glasgow.
ARTHUR & MARTHA’s blend of electronica was branded ‘cutie krautrock’ or ‘tweetronica’ – they used using toy and playground electronic gizmos, battered old synth and cheapo drum machines to create gentle, tinny yet poignant pulsebeats that propel their achingly pretty, minor-chord melodies. Continue Reading ›
Sitting on the sofa with my now thirteen year old daughter, who over the years has acquired a rather sarcastic sense of humour (who on Earth does she get that from?!) and pondering how to approach this task of reviewing ‘The Electricity Club’ compilation, makes us both burst out with hearty laughter.
After all, she wants to rise to the occasion properly, and review things "just like Mummy does". Children have the innate ability to always tell the truth... Continue Reading ›