Posts Tagged ‘Electronica’

Kasabian

Kasabian

Kasabian are an alternative rock band who have often been compared with Primal Scream due to their similar electronica / indie rock fusion, The Stone Roses, and Oasis, with whom they share confidence, swagger, and rough vocal style.

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Bondage Fairies

Bondage Fairies

Conceived in pleasure, the Bondage Fairies is probably the only Nintendo-death-punk band that the cold country of Sweden has squeezed out from its fleshy womb. Their releases effectively blend indie guitars with 8-bit bleeps and blops that will strike a chord with Commodore 64 owners.

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Rob Dust

Rob Dust

Although he is well known for his musical diversity, deep inside Rob Dust remains an electronic pop addict. When he is not producing his own music or working with synthpop acts like De/Vision, Minerve, Lowe, Limbogott, and Klee, he fronts 4TUNE8, a nu metal-meets-electropop band.

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Filthy Dukes

Filthy Dukes

Influenced by contemporaries Hot Chip, Soulwax, and Simian Mobile Disco, as well as by older bands such as Can, Tangerine Dream and Roxy Music, Filthy Dukes’ music has been described as “electroacidhousenuravetwisteddiscopunkfunk”, but you could also call it …simply good!

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The Crystal Method

The Crystal Method

Formed in 1993, The Crystal Method is the most recent stop in a string of projects that led the dance / electronic duo of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland from their native Las Vegas to the early ’90s L.A. rave scene.

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Color Theory

Color Theory

Color Theory is the musical alter ego of Huntington Beach singer-synthesist-songwriter Brian Hazard. The talented Californian creates electronic indie piano pop, layering classical piano with sonic ingredients from Depeche Mode and The Postal Service.

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Officers

The Officers

Officers are a five-piece from Leeds, recently described as making music that’s “so dirty you may think you have stumbled on My Bloody Valentine and Trent Reznor in a red light district together… but still maintains the very essence of cool.”

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Tenek

Tenek

Already being cited as one of this year’s most vibrant and infectious electronic acts, Tenek make classic electronica fused with a contemporary twist. If you grew up listening to synthpop pioneers The Human League and Depeche Mode or you prefer dancing to the beats of Cicada and Mesh, give them a listen.

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Innerpartysystem

InnerPartySystem

InnerPartySystem have a distinctive vision as their songs incorporate electronic beats that nod towards Pendulum, The Chemical Brothers, and Squarepusher, but also the melodic and aggressive energy that is not far from what you would find in Nine Inch Nails or hardcore punk.

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Cicada

Cicada

Utilising live instruments and old skool synths, Cicada’s sound can be described as electronic pop with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll swagger – imagine Blondie jamming with Can and New Order, Cocteau Twins and Slowdive adding the sonics, with Daft Punk and Quincy Jones at the controls of the mixing desk.

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