Throwing attitude and their punk aesthetics against a backdrop of synths. This is synthpunk!
Formed in late 2011, Nun started life as a recording project for members Jenny Branagan, Tom Hardisty (Woollen Kits), Steven Harris and Hugh Young (Constant Mongrel / Hamhock). The group formed over a shared love of bands such as Iron Curtain, Sixx, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Snowy Red, John Carpenter, Goblin and Christian Death. The band also draw aesthetic influence from 80’s BBC sci-fi dramas such as Threads, the children’s occult classic Moondial, British 70’s horror films such as Blood on Satan’s Claw, Carpenter’s classic They Live and Cronenberg’s Videodrome, as well as the esoteric imagery of books such as Readers Digest: Strange Stories & Amazing Facts, where images of possession, stigmata, spirit photography and apparitions sit beside tales of the Loch Ness Monster and moving statues.
Featuring huge gnarly basslines, shimmering analogue synths, punishing drum machine and the most malevolent vocal presence since the Dalek, Nun’s sound ranges from sinister drone orgy to hyperkinetic synth punk and uber-saturated gothic psychosis.
Bio written by Miles Brown.
From Russia comes Cheese People a disco punk blend from a four-piece band fronted by Olya Chubarova. Think in the vien of CSS and DataRock with a hint of Sneaker Pimps.
Cheese People – Catch U
Fun electro pop track with great synths and vocals. Here is the artist bio from wiki:
Lismore is a Jersey City, NJ electronic music group formed by vocalist Penelope Trappes and composer/instrumentalist Stephen Hindman in 2002. The group uses both live instruments and programmed beats to achieve their sound.
Two next door neighbors, Australian-born Penelope and Ohio-bred Stephen, an ex dj/producer (Kingsize), blindly began making electronic pop songs together unwittingly creating their acclaimed glitchy debut CD, We Could Connect Or We Could Not. Influenced by the NYC club scene, analog synths, and touring, Lismore dropped the glitches, 2 band members, and 2 long-term relationships, and morphed themselves into a fattened up, laptop-based, rambunctious indie-disco duo. As ‘You Aint No Picasso’ said: “Lismore sound like a wicked collaboration between Ladytron and Daft Punk.”
Lismore has been playing in NYC and extensively touring the US and Canada throughout 2005, 2006, and 2007.3
Lismore – Sunrise Girl Says…
Chk chk chk side project from John XI Pugh and Gorman with a friend named Maddy. The sound is nice departure from the guitar-driven tunes typical of !!!. With Free Blood, their is a nice mix of electronic, punk and pop to produce a great dance punk track.
Free Blood – WDWD