The long awaited synth collaboration between the East and West of the United States is finally here. HELIX marks the musical marriage between the Rhode Island songstress Mari Kattman and the man behind everything ASSEMBLAGE 23, Seattle-based Tom Shear.
It comes as no surprise that Shear can deliver musically, it’s also not news that Kattman is a valid artist on her own, but those two twinned together provide higher levels of musical enjoyment. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club once described NIGHT CLUB as sounding like “Britney fronting NINE INCH NAILS”. Now requoted by a number of other media outlets, that description appears to have stuck.
NIGHT CLUB release their second long player ‘Scary World’ in late August, which develops on the sharp synth rock template of its predecessor. Headlining two August shows of their own in Sheffield and London, NIGHT CLUB spoke to The Electricity Club just as they landed in the British Isles… Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club once described NIGHT CLUB as sounding like “Britney fronting NINE INCH NAILS”. Now re-quoted by some other media outlets, that description appears to have stuck.
‘Alice In Wonderland’ author Lewis Carroll had a disorder which caused him to have hallucinations about shrinking and chatting to anxious leporids, but what would he have made of this video to ‘Candy Coated Suicide’? NIGHT CLUB will also be headlining two August shows in Sheffield and London. Continue Reading ›
“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990.
More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about... Continue Reading ›