Synthilicious ditties aren’t usually the thing of the colder climates of Toronto, but as far DANA JEAN PHOENIX is concerned, the Atari worthy tracks flow like liquid candy; pink and glossy, sweet and retro.
DANA JEAN PHOENIX offers feel good music that doesn’t have to be too serious and too complicated. With a European tour approaching and an Outland hosted event in London at Easter, The Electricity Club had the pleasure to chat with the Alternative Ice Maiden. Continue Reading ›
With her superb debut last year, Hayley Stewart aka MECHA MAIKO grabbed attention way past her previous collaboration with Jared Nickerson on DEAD ASTRONAUTS.
The first long player provided a plethora of easy listening synthpop candies, served with carefree nostalgia and a certain touch of naïveté and now the Canadian Geisha is back with a five track EP ‘Okiya’. It is clear MECHA MAIKO is finding her feet well in the vast ocean of electronica. Continue Reading ›
2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
2018 was a year of good songs rather than good albums, with many of long players not as consistent or as of high a standard as the bumper crop from the Class of ’17.
Interestingly, three graduates from the 'Some Bizarre Album' made it into the final list, thus highlighting the longevity of that particular vinyl showcase some 37 years on! So with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2018 presented in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
Independent Irish electronic artist Margaret O' Sullivan is the lady behind FEMMEPOP.
Dublin is brimming with synth acts now like TINY MAGNETIC PETS, CIRCUIT3, EMBRACE THE CRISIS and iEUROPEAN, so it’s only natural that further south, the city of Cork should want to join in the fun as well. FEMMEPOP’s most recent release was the ‘CYM’ EP. In 2018, FEMMEPOP collaborated with MECHA MAIKO on ‘Tomodachi’ as well as working with ROBERT PARKER on ‘Demise’. Continue Reading ›