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 ›
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 ›