2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
2019 was good for new music. The first two thirds of the year was particularly strong for up-and-coming talent, while a number of veterans returned to making music with synths for the first time in many years.
Inevitably, the quality of new releases couldn’t be sustained and things tailed off during the Autumn period. As per usual with a restriction of one song per artist moniker and presented in alphabetical order, these are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2019… Continue Reading ›
Hailing from Orange County, PLASMIC describes herself as “your abused Barbie doll from childhood”.
Detonating infectious lo-fi synth bombs while full of femme rage fuelled by childhood anxiety, a hybrid of CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEVO, MINISTRY and DIVINE forms various parts of her artistic DNA. Her recent appearance at TEC005 showcased her as a feisty live performer. While she was in London, PLASMIC chatted about her music and independently minded ethos. Continue Reading ›
Happy Robots Records and The Electricity Club joined forces for TEC005 to present the reunion of ARTHUR & MARTHA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Navigation’, their only album to date. The last time ARTHUR & MARTHA played live, it was opening for WHITE TOWN.
The pair had actually been the third new act featured on The Electricity Club back in 2010, but they appeared to disappear soon after. So it was fabulous to see Adam Cresswell and Alice Hubley performing together. Continue Reading ›
From Orange County in California, PLASMIC describes herself as an “Orange County one-woman dervish” and in a vivid haze that’s pretty in pink, “your abused Barbie doll from childhood”.
Combining J-Pop with CRYSTAL CASTLES and DEVO, like a deviant West Coast cousin to the wonderful Canadian songstress MECHA MAIKO, Lauren Lusardi is the precocious talent behind PLASMIC. Her next live sojourn in London will be at The Islington for TEC005 in March 2019. Continue Reading ›