Here are 30 songs which may have escaped attention as the world went grunge and then had an ongoing hangover in the wake of Britpop. Denied mainstream recognition and now lost when looking from a UK perspective even within the dwindling synth music community, these offerings come from artists who have mostly remained in total obscurity.
Starting from 1992 when the CD established itself as the dominant format to the year before TEC came into being, here are 30 Lost Art School Bops. Continue Reading ›
Fiction Studios is a boutique recording studio located right in the heart of Central London, it was set up by brothers Dominic and Nathan Cooper in 2016; Dominic is best known for his role in the film ‘Mamma Mia’ while Nathan was a member of THE MODERN and today performs as KID KASIO.
The studio also features an array of classic analogue gear which The Electricity Club decided would be a good reason to visit and challenge Nathan Cooper to a round of Vintage Synth Trumps… 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 ›
‘Let's Make Lots of Money: Secrets of a Rich, Fat, Gay, Lucky Bastard’ is the frank autobiography of Tom Watkins, the Pop Svengali best known for managing PET SHOP BOYS, BROS and EAST 17. Co-written with Matthew Lindsay, the title is provocative. But then, Watkins has always been that kind of a personality.
Called “A big man with a loud voice” by Neil Tennant, his high profile as a manager came with a bolshy ability to extract favourable deals, whether it was his various charges or for himself. With his earlier success founding the design agency XL, it could be argued that Watkins helped shaped an era in modern pop. Continue Reading ›
KID KASIO and THE SANFERNANDO SOUND have released the fruits of their recent studio collaboration as a single called ‘Letters Of Love’. It was launched with a superb ‘Our Price’ pastiche TV advert and the first new material from Da Kid since his debut album ‘Kasiotone’ in 2012.
“This video was edited by a talented CGI expert called Ed Crofts who came forward when I put out a plea on Facebook for ‘someone who can stitch my head onto someone else's body!” Cooper told The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›