The quirky Texan husband and wife duo HYPERBUBBLE have finally delivered their long awaited cosmic country album with a twist, inspired by 'Switched On Nashville'.
First revealed during an interview for The Electricity Club in 2014, ‘Western Ware’ puts the “MOO” into Moog!! It was actually recorded in the home city of country music. Continue Reading ›
New York-based OUR DAUGHTER’S WEDDING, who were named after a card divider in a gift shop, were arguably the most high-profile commercial US synth band to make any sort of impact in the UK.
Early single ‘Lawnchairs’ charted at No49 and has been a regular fixture in many electronic music single compilations ever since. TEC spoke to ex-ODW member Scott Simon about how musical life was for a synthesizer act based in the US. Continue Reading ›
The late Ronnie Peterson has been acknowledged as one of the fastest Grand Prix drivers of all time, yet he was never crowned World Champion. Statistics can often not be a good indicator of quality and so it is that sometimes, a great single never actually attained the sales recognition it deserved.
So here are 25 singles from predominantly established acts, or collectives featuring figures who are now well known in the music scene, that did not reach the UK Top 40 Singles Chart. Continue Reading ›
Electronic music has always had its roots in Europe… but what was happening Stateside? You had the four mainstays of synth production Moog, Sequential Circuits, ARP and Oberheim but where were the homegrown acts using and embracing this equipment and taking influence from Europe?
Fast forward to 2013 and now the US is embracing electronic music with the letters EDM (Electronic Dance Music) being on the lips of many. Continue Reading ›
Already veterans of two albums 'Solid Pop' and 'Airbrushed Alibis', HYPERBUBBLE deliver a species of cartoonish synthpop that is reminiscent maybe of Brighton's KATSEN, but most definitely of that great lost duo VIC TWENTY.
Their most recent album 'Candy Apple Daydreams' is a tasty fairground ride that takes in influences as diverse as YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA and OUR DAUGHTERS WEDDING to THE OHIO EXPRESS and THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE. Continue Reading ›