Band Of The Day: The Machine Room
24th April 2014 Artist Profile »
** LABEL FANDANGO RELEASES ‘12X12’ SINGLES COMPILATION ALBUM - OUT NOW**
BAND OF THE DAY TODAY IS THE MACHINE ROOM
The Thing: VARIOUS (DELIGHTFUL NEW) ARTISTS
The Title: ‘12X12’ (pron: “twelve by twelve”)
The Format: DIGITAL COMPILATION ALBUM
The Record Company: LABEL FANDANGO / FIERCE PANDA
The Link: Available from iTunes - Click Here
The album features the 12 tracks released as part of the Club Fandango Singles Club to celebrate 12 years of Club Fandango + Bonus tracks from 10 bands!
THE MACHINE ROOM then: not the clanking heart of a factory but five mildly electro-fied dreamers from Edinburgh who consist of Adie Emanuel, Cecilia Stamp, John Bryden, Ryan Marinello and Scott Hitchings and who exist in their own swirling world of heavyweight rhythms and featherweight melodies. In 2012 they released the ‘Love From A Distance’ EP, which saw the quintet correctly described as “enthralling” and “epic-sounding”, the track 'Camino De Soda' taken from the EP is featured as a bonus track on 21x12. Continuing the E-treat theme the follow-up is ‘Sweden’, which was released as a digital download on Label Fandango on May 13th, the second release in the 12x12 single club series and is both casually ecstatic and cannily euphoric.
The band have followed up the success of 'Sweden' by releasing the 'Sweden EP' in March, the EP features 3 new tracks and you can get your hands on it HERE via iTunes
12x12 features bonus track 'Camino De Soda' as well as the single 'Sweden'
1. ED ZEALOUS 'Medicines' (released April 8 2013) In which four skinny-hipped hombres from Northern Ireland mix thunderous beats with the sweetest of synths and the soariest of choruses. Their debut album, ‘Wired’, was released on February 3rd this year.
2. THE MACHINE ROOM 'Sweden' (May 13 2013) Skygazing sonic popness from Scotland.which is both casually ecstatic and cunningly euphoric. Follow up single ‘Chances’ was released on March 3rd.
3. DELOOZE 'Lost Army' (July 1 2013) Doomed gothic romance from Burnley siren backed by crunchy guitars and alarmed electronics. The DeLooze 'Glass Army' album is released on April 14th.
4. THE HOSTS 'Give Your Love To Her' (July 22 2013) Sheffield retromantics provide a love song with a twist, a bittersweet sentiment and a huge chorus. The Hosts' 'Softly, Softly' album came out on February 10th and 'Give Your Love To Her' is re-released on May 5th.
5. DESPERATE JOURNALIST 'Organ' (November 11 2013) Great big gothic punkpop palavers from two boy / two girl combo suffused with achingly deadpan panda-eyed glamour. Follow up single 'Happening' is out on May 5th.
6. FELT TIP 'Love Or Pity' (November 18 2013) Intensely diginified indie spikings from London trio with a really excellent train in the video. Follow up single 'Milk & Honey' is out now.
7. DEPARTMENT M 'Miscellany' (January 20 2014) Thoroughly warped electronic rumblings from ex-Grammatics soundmeister Owen Brinley. From the mini-album 'Department M'.
8. LONGFELLOW 'Siamese Lover' (January 27 2014) A veritable radio smash from demure South London elt.pop quintet, big on the verse and even bigger on the chorus. Follow up 'Kiss-Hug-MakeUp' is out on May 19th.
9. THE STARKINS 'Roundabout' (February 17 2014) Super-cheeky mega-bouncy indie rockings from Sheffield teen quartet, occasionally compared to Harlow's finest Blind Mice,
10. FELDSPAR 'Young And Invincible' (February 24 2014) Self-proclaimed "indie folk bastards" hit the epic jackpot with firm sense of braces-wearing musical direction and a life-affirming chorus.
11. I AM IN LOVE 'Proposal' (March 3 2014) Hectic electropop loveliness infused with the DNA of DFA and a great big outpouring of melody. Expect a full album later this year.
12. THE TRAPS 'My Grip' (March 17 2014) Giant synthpop sadness from Birmingham with an imposing melodic demeanour. Taken from the album 'Calypso'.
+ 10 BONUS TRACKS
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