Category Archives: Electro

RÓISÍN MURPHY – OVERPOWERED (Electro – Ireland)

Róisín Murphy (her first name is pronounced ro-sheen) is an Irish electronica singer, songwriter, and producer, known to many as one half of dance duo Moloko. Three years after releasing her solo debut Ruby Blue to mixed reviews, Murphy finally has some new material out!

Her sophomore album, Overpowered, recently hit the stores and it is a clear return to a more electro-oriented sound for the former dancefloor queen. This is good news for Moloko fans who will no doubt welcome the change…

Check Róisín’s page on MySpace for more info and buy her music on Róisín Murphy

VIDEO : PETER BJORN & JOHN – YOUNG FOLKS (Indie/Pop – Sweden)

Peter Bjorn and John (unofficially abbreviated as PB&J) are a Swedish indie rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the band’s members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Björn Yttling (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals) and John Eriksson (drums, percussion and vocals).

They are best known for the 2006 single “Young Folks” (video above), which featured Victoria Bergsman, formerly of The Concretes, and was a top 20 hit in the UK Singles Chart.

Find Peter Bjorn and John on MySpace and on their official website. By all means go out and buy their debut album at your favourite CD store or on Peter Bjorn and John

FOALS – ANTIDOTES (Electroclash/Indie – UK)

Now playing nonstop on my mp3 player is the insane song “Hummer”. It’s pulsating, it’s full of energy and it gives you a real kick. Foals are Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass). Based in Oxford, they are part of the new UK electroclash scene and their first LP, Antidotes (Transgressive Records, 2008), as well as their live gigs have been making the headlines of many music publications. Find their music on MySpace and see them live around the UK in October and around Europe in November.

Foals - Hummer     

“they take Franz Ferdinand’s ‘music to make girls dance’ credo to the max, using guitars, drums, voice, bass and keyboards to make a sort of manic, organic, polyrhythmic electronica” (The Guardian)

Visit the band on MySpace to get more info and buy their music on Foals

VIDEO : ROISIN MURPHY – LET ME KNOW (Club – Ireland)

Róisín Murphy releases her new single “Let Me Know” on October 8th 2007 with the brand new album Overpowered following on October 15th. Co-written and produced by Andy Cato of Groove Armada, and mixed by Dan Carey (Kylie, Sly & Robbie, CSS, Lily Allen), “Let Me Know” is a floor-filling electro anthem. Check out the amazing video directed by Daniel Wolfe.

Check out Róisín’s page on MySpace for more info and buy her music on Róisín Murphy

saturday nite with… DRAGONETTE

Playing non-stop on my mp3 right now is “I Get Around” by Dragonette

This Canadian electropop four piece is great at crafting catchy pop songs with great hooks and this exactly what they did on their new single “I Get Around”. Uplifting, unashamedly pop and highly danceable, this is excatly the kind of music you what you wanna hear when you’re riding the metro and everyone around you looks sad and grey. Give it a try and you might end up dancing and singing in the metro very soon.

Dragonette - I Get Around     

The band consists of singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara, bassist and producer Dan Kurtz, guitarist Chris Hugget and drummer Joel Stouffer. Their first record, the Dragonette EP, was released in 2005, prior to signing a record deal with Mercury Records. Dragonette then relocated to London to record their debut album Galore and toured the UK supporting local acts, including Basement Jaxx.

The singles “Take It Like  A Man” and “I Get Around” performed quite poorly on UK charts but Dragonette did get some airplay with “The Boys”, a cover of Calvin Harris‘ hit single “The Girls”, and they also became a favourite of many electro blogs…

Check out more music by Dragonette on MySpace. If you like what you hear and want to buy the music, head over to Dragonette