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Touted as the natural successors to the mantle currently held by the likes of Battles, Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, post-electro band ERRORS formed in Glasgow in 2004, a union between Simon Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson.
On the back of a 3 track demo recorded in Simon’s bedroom the band quickly set about making a name for themselves in their hometown with their unique take on Electro. Errors merged spiky new-wave guitars with deep bass-y Acid sounds with a knack for melody and pop hooks beyond their years. The band were soon taken under the wing of Mogwai who signed them to their Rock Action label alongside the likes of Part Chimp and James Orr Complex.
Errors manage to retain the elements of new-wave and acid-house that marked their early releases and build on it; a merge of angular guitars, spiraling, euphoric synths and informed dance sounds underpinned by truly mesmerising beats and rhythms in expansive, ambitious style.
RACE HORSES met in the sleepy Welsh town of Aberystwyth – a perfect place for psychedelic pondering. These technicolour fantasists are bursting brilliantly bizarre tunes. It’s this twisted pop sensibility that places them in the rich lineage of Welsh weirdness and sets them apart from their contemporaries.
SO SO MODERN sound like two groups – a retro garage band and a forward-looking techno one – fighting for control in one band’s body. They call what they do ‘futuristic schizoid noise pop’ and it is a bit like that: just when you think it’s going to be pristine machine beats all the way, these boys go and splatter filthy guitars everywhere. Their sound is a crash collision of New York no wave and nu rave, krautrock and math rock, e’d-up acid house at its most exuberant and electronica at its most elegant. They sound like Klaxons and Kraftwerk together, at once, joined at the hip, doing the watusi at Gatecrasher.