The Electricity Club loves dream laden electronic sophistication and recent offerings from HANNAH PEEL and KID MOXIE have been fine examples of that template. Cut from that same cloth is ‘Julian’, the beautiful new single from SAY LOU LOU.
Comprising of the highly photogenic Scandipodean twins Elektra and Miranda Kilbey, the track features subtle elements of ROBYN, LANA DEL REY, KARIN PARK, MARSHEAUX and THE SOUND OF ARROWS. More inside>>
VILE ELECTRODES headlined The Electricity Club’s first live event TEC001 in Autumn 2011. But following the release of their debut ‘Vile Electrodes’ EP featuring brilliantly quirky electronic pop such as ‘Play With Fire’, ‘Headlong’ and the magnificent splendour of ‘Sanctuary’, they remained silent for most of 2012 as they wrote and recorded more material.
Invited to support OMD’s upcoming tour of Germany in May following Andy McCluskey spotting the band while perusing The Electricity Club, they will also be opening for JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS at Brighton Concorde 2 in June. Not only that, VILE ELECTRODES will be finally releasing their long awaited debut album ‘The Future Through A Lens’ in June. The Electricity Club chatted to VILE ELECTRODES’ Martin Swan and Anais Neon about that and the practicalities of using antique synthesizers on stage… More inside>>
The sixth in the series RUSTY EGAN Presents The Electricity Club on My Soul Radio can now be listened to via Mixcloud. Listeners will have noticed Rusty is a big fan of producer JORI HULKKONEN’s work and Show#6 is no different with PROCESSORY, SIN COS TAN and VILLA NAH all featuring. Also in this week’s programme are stalwarts DAVID BOWIE remixed by MOBY, OMD, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, JOHN FOXX and GIORGIO MORODER while new acts are represented by MIRRORS remixed by MARSHEAUX, LOW TIDE THEORY, CURXES, HIGH PLACES and VIVIEN GLASS… please click here for Show#6 playlist>>
This Friday’s show on 17th May 2013 is an electro covers special. Tune into http://mi-soul.com/ at midnight (00:00 GMT) every Friday and hit the LISTEN LIVE tab on the top left hand corner. If you are unable to tune in live, you can catch up with the entire series of Rusty Egan Presents The Electricity Club including the May Bank Holiday special at: http://www.mixcloud.com/tag/rusty-egan/
Rusty Egan / Mi-Soul Radio / 11-05-2013 by Mi-Soul Radio on Mixcloud
JOHN FOXX has been highly prolific of late and this month sees the release of two tasteful artefacts which has the electronic pioneer revisiting his past while continuing to look forward simultaneously. Both also showcase the platform he has given in particular to rising female musicians within a synth scene so notoriously noted in the past for its boys with their toys stance. But now, the girls are allowed to play with those toys too!
The first of these is ‘Rhapsody’, 10 tracks recorded live at London’s MemeTune Studios in late 2011 shortly after the JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS ‘Interplay’ tour. Meanwhile, on the ‘Exponentialism’ EP, two songstresses who have supported JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS’ live shows are given an opportunity to glow in the darkness as I SPEAK MACHINE and GAZELLE TWIN premiere their vivid interpretations of Foxx’s back catalogue. More inside>>
Having shared a lunch over a year ago with an animated Rusty Egan talking excitedly about the possibility of a new VISAGE album. Sadly things don’t always pan out as expected and the VISAGE planned didn’t come to pass. No song from Midge Ure; no contributions from Chris Payne… or even Rusty himself, as it happens. No original members behind Steve Strange, instead Steve Barnacle from a later incarnation and Robin Simon from early ULTRAVOX have been drafted in to appear here and there, along with Welsh singer Lauren Duvall.
Which leaves us with Steve Strange’s voice, never the strongest even when VISAGE were at their peak and a collection of songs which the production team behind this album have ensured “sounds like VISAGE”… More inside>>