Brooklyn based UK duo LOVELIFE made their live debut in London’s Camden Barfly for a much anticipated showcase of their indie R’n’B electro fusion. Having played numerous gigs in their adopted home of New York, Lee Newell, one-time lead singer with VIVA BROTHER and Ally Young, formally of MIRRORS were suitably relaxed and showed no nerves beforehand.
Just prior to the gig, Ally Young and Lee Newell spoke to The Electricity Club to give an insight into their music and values. Continue Reading ›
The year began with the housewives’ favourite astronomer Brian Cox naming several synth friendly classics like OMD’s ‘Messages’ and DURAN DURAN’s ‘Friends Of Mine’ in his choices for ‘Desert Island Discs’ as well as declaring an appreciation of ULTRAVOX.
And as with the strap line to ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ (which featured the use of an ARP 2500 to communicate with the aliens incidentally!), it proved to many a synth enthusiast that “we are not alone”! Continue Reading ›
Here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2012, listed in alphabetical order. All have been released either in physical formats or digitally as purchasable or free downloads during the calendar year.
However, the list is limited to one song per artist and does not include tracks which are exclusive to streams and videos or DJs only promos like TENEK’s excellent remix of REPUBLICA’s ‘Christiana Obey’… so maybe next year perhaps? Continue Reading ›
LOVELIFE are MIRRORS founder member Ally Young and vocalist Lee Newell, formally of indie band VIVA BROTHER. The New York based duo have recently unleashed the first fruits of their labours, an EP appropriately entitled ‘El Regreso’ which in Spanish means “I return”.
The EP's highlight is undoubtedly ‘Braveface’, a chillingly rousing piece of mood music which comes over like OMD fronted by HARD FI! Continue Reading ›
LOVELIFE is the new project of former MIRRORS man Ally Young. Following the release of their brilliant debut album ‘Lights & Offerings’ plus some high profile support slots with OMD, GARY NUMAN, WHITE LIES and HEAVEN 17, Young left in Autumn 2011 to pursue other avenues.
Although still synthetic in nature, LOVELIFE point West towards more Trans-Atlantic climes after the distinctly European arthouse aesthetics of MIRRORS. This is thanks largely to LOVELIFE’s vocalist Leonard Newell, formally of indie band VIVA BROTHER. Continue Reading ›