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Electrelane : Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

The revolution, inevitably, starts here...

Electrelane : Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Brighton belles in stylish Carnaby St clobber, Electrelane
are mistresses of sticky-fingered invention. Want your retro
electro-pop minus kitsch affectation? Try Farfisa freak-out
'Blue Straggler'. Prefer your krautrock without the stench of
old Germans in raincoats? Check 'Film Music''s heady drone.

Naturally, such musical initiative can be hard to pull off
live, and occasionally it all threatens to collapse to its
knees: 'I've Been Your Fan Since Yesterday' is stuffed with
fluffed notes and apologetic grimaces. But Electrelane
possess a disarmingly genuine zeal for every found sound
and lost chord they can get their impeccably manicured
mitts on.

Even those doubting the sincerity of the foursome's
slogan-daubed slide-show and rabble-rousing instrumentals can
rest easy: these kids have dedicated their record label, Let's
Rock!, to the "promotion and empowerment of women". It may seem
a little contrived for some palates, but when it all comes
together, as it does on new single 'I Want To Be The President',
their bleep-laden invocation to insurrection is damn-near
irresistible. The revolution, inevitably, starts here.

Sarah Dempster

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