Ricardo Autobahn is a something of a music industry veteran and a known purveyor of pranklectro through his various adventures with THE CUBAN BOYS, SPRAY and POUND SHOP BOYS.
So when ‘Check The Gyroscopes’ arrived in The Electricity Club’s inbox, it caused some headscratching…
What, a serious instrumental electronic album with intricate complex layers that was thematically a reaction against the current fashion for Synthwave? Continue Reading ›
‘Failure Is Inevitable’ is the fifth album from mischievous indiesynth duo SPRAY. Ricardo Autobahn and Jenny McLaren first came to wider attention as THE CUBAN BOYS.
Celebrating everything that is great about pop while tinged with cynicism, despair and ironic humour, SPRAY often offer social commentary with their upbeat electronica. They kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about their new album and gave some interesting thoughts from 20 years of experience within the music industry. Continue Reading ›
From their recently released album ‘Enforced Fun’, the new SPRAY single reflects on the current political climate.
“We’re rarely this obtuse in songs – we prefer to state clearly a thing that is happening, make fun of it, then repeat to fade” said Ricardo Autobahn, “But we’ve long since been irritated by the childishness and low-brow infantilisation of politics, and that irritation became 'It’s The Night Of The Long Knives, Charlie Brown'”. Continue Reading ›
Nathan Cooper, the man behind KID KASIO has been extremely busy of late. As well as basking in the critical acclaim for his impressive second album ‘Sit & Wait’, the former frontman of THE MODERN has opened a recording complex in Central London with his actor brother Dominic.
Meanwhile, KID KASIO will be performing at TEC004 alongside MARSHEAUX on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER. Nathan Cooper chatted to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›
Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn (aka John Matthews) jokingly describe themselves as "Synth folk straight outa Lancashire". Having been members of THE CUBAN BOYS, with whom they topped the singles charts in the UK, the twosome took on an off-shot project, SPRAY.
Two albums have been released since, followed by further EPs. And now, SPRAY have returned with a lengthy production mischievously entitled 'Enforced Fun'. Continue Reading ›