Following the collaborative project with Benge as FADER, this relationship is perpetuated with the JOHN FOXX sideman tackling production duties on the new BLANCMANGE album ‘Unfurnished Rooms’.
The eponymous album opener is an intriguing mixture of guitar textures, interlocking monosynths and Linn Drum programming. Neil Arthur’s vocals convey a real sense of loss and a brilliant chanting “search, search!” helps tie the whole piece together. Continue Reading ›
To say that Neil Arthur is in the most prolific stage of his career would be an understatement. Since BLANCMANGE returned in 2011 with ‘Blanc Burn’, there have been a further three long players.
September 2017 sees the arrival of the eighth BLANCMANGE long player ’Unfurnished Rooms’; Neil Arthur kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about ‘Unfurnished Rooms’, working with John Grant and his thoughts on the new LCD SOUNDSYSTEM album… Continue Reading ›
GOLDFRAPP certainly do little else but invite the listener to dive in "head first" into each and every one their releases, which to date, are unique and storytelling, delving into variations of synth like no other. The duo promise to continue to surprise on 'Silver Eye'.
With GOLDFRAPP, it's like playing chess against a rather skilled opponent, "We’re going to keep you guessing on what our next move is” say the twosome, borrowing the sentiment from no other than DAVID BOWIE. Continue Reading ›
Since talking to The Electricity Club back in April 2014, WRANGLER have followed their debut release ‘LA Spark’ with a modular synth remix album ‘Sparked’, a live show at The Royal Albert Hall and a follow-up album in the shape of ‘White Glue’.
With a new single ‘Stupid’ recently unleashed as a trailer for the new long player, Mal, Benge and Phil kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about developments within the band and the forthcoming collaboration with JOHN GRANT. Continue Reading ›
Although maybe not an obvious choice, WRANGLER were chosen as an opening act because it’s well known that JOHN GRANT is a huge CABARET VOLTAIRE fan.
JOHN GRANT came on stage to the spoken word ‘Intro’ (based upon an excerpt from the ‘First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians’) and opened with ‘Geraldine’. The downtempo vibe and live vocodered vocals of the track combined with low key lighting helped set the tone of the show to follow. Continue Reading ›