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Tag: Talking Heads

Vintage Synth Trumps with FAKE TEAK

FAKE TEAK was founded by singer, bass player and synthesist Andrew Wyld back in 2011. Completing the line-up of the London-based quartet are Alastair Nicholls on guitar, synthesizer, bass + vocals plus Joanna Wyld on synthesizer + vocals and Andrea Adriano on drums, production + vocals. With a love of vintage hardware and a quirky new single ‘Post Office Tower’ b/w ‘Breathless’ just out, it was natural that FAKE TEAK would relish an opportunity for a round of Vintage Synth Trumps... Continue Reading ›

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM American Dream

James Murphy has never been afraid to wear his influences on his sleeve. In the past, DAVID BOWIE, BRIAN ENO, TALKING HEADS, JOY DIVISION, KRAFTWERK and DAFT PUNK have been mined for LCD SOUNDSYSTEM. Seven years after the acclaimed album ‘This Is Happening’ which featured the wonderful electronic pop of ‘I Can Change’, the Brooklyn new romantic with an industrial edge continues his magpie ways with a new long player ‘American Dream’. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE ARTIST COLLABORATIONS

LoweSumnerMarrTennantArtist collaborations can be seen in several ways. They are either a chance to take the best elements of great bands to form an even greater supergroup, or as has happened in many cases, there is a watering down of prime concepts which results in a fragmented mess of little interest to anyone. So here are 25 artist collaborations that actually worked. Over more recent years, there appears to have been much freedom for artists to collaborate, and this is reflected by this list here which has a bias towards new millennium recordings. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To BRIAN ENO

ENO-minimoog-AKSElectronic innovator and ambient godfather BRIAN ENO’s vast career has crossed genres, styles and instrumentation. Eno’s influence in the studio has been significant, even when not actually behind the desk. So what material would serve as an introduction to his varied career as a recording artist, producer, remixer and collaborative muse? Here are eighteen affectionately chosen examples from The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›

MIRRORS This Year, Next Year, Sometime…?

You can’t keep a good band down. Following the Autumn departure of founder member Ally Young and a parting of ways with Skint Records, MIRRORS are back with an independently distributed EP of new material and previously unreleased home demos, snappily titled 'This Year, Next Year, Sometime…?'  Their debut album 'Lights & Offerings' was voted Favourite Album of 2011 in The Electricity Club's End of Year Facebook poll by its loyal readership. Continue Reading ›