| ** ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES FINALLY GET RELEASED! **
** DEAR SHAREHOLDER DUE FOR LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY 2012!! **
A mind-bendy fierce panda one sheet
The Band: ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES
The Record: DEAR SHAREHOLDER
The Formats: COMPACT DISC / VINYL / DOWNLOAD ALBUM
The Label: fierce panda
The Catalogue Number: NONG69CD
The Release Date: FEBRUARY 27TH 2012
The Tracklisting: 1 Drumming Around The Room (Part One). 2 Appletree. 3 Fast As Lightning. 4 Oranges. 5 Buddy Lemonade. 6 We Are All Trooping Off In A Big Old Gang. 7 Nothing If Not Lovely. 8 South Of France. 9 Aching, Breaking. 10 Drumming Around The Room (Part Two). 11 Play It Over
The Truth: Electricity In Our Homes consist of Paul Linger (drums), Charles Boyer (guitar / vocals) and Bonnie K (bass / vocals). Dear Shareholder is their first album since forming in 2007, which if nothing else shows how the trio have been moulding careerist convention to suit their own means in the shadows of this hyperfrantic get-rich-quick-or-split-up-trying music industry.
The casual pace has been working in their favour, too: 2011 found the trio starring on the main stage at the 1234 Festival with the likes of Black Lips and The Raveonettes, and their European excursions mean they are now as likely to play in Leipzig as they are Liverpool. Nor have they been slacking on the recording front: championed by alternative icons as varied as Tim Burgess and Colin Newman of Wire EIOH have worked stealthily on the East London underground and released six singles on a selection of esteemed indie labels including Too Pure and 4AD.
Of those previous products last years Appletree single and their most recent double AA-side 'Aching, Breaking / Drumming Around The Room (Parts 1 & 2) ‚ released on the Tim Burgess-owned O Genesis label in the summer ‚ make the cut on Dear Shareholder, with another seven prime examples of pop-defying melodic bendiness bringing up the gently riotous rear.
And bendy is most certainly the word. With a clattering rhythmic undercurrent, some seriously scratchy guitars and Bonnie Ks gently growling bass often to the fore, Dear Shareholder melts the mind by putting the disco into discordant. Fast As Lightning evokes the intense knockabout spirit of Postcard, the hypnotic Oranges is borne of the Stereolab lab, Buddy Lemonade guzzles from the C86 siphon and pretty much everything else sounds like theres a rum-swiggingly room-spinningly ramshackle Peel Session party going on in their head and everyones invited. The fact that Aching, Breaking appears to concern itself with zebras only adds to the fun.
Feb 24 Norwich (UK) - Wom Bat Wom Bat / Arts Center
Mar 1 London (UK) - Electricity Showrooms (album launch)
Mar 10 Sheffield (UK) - Xrayhorse Music / The Harley
Mar 31 Paris (F) - Seas in Motion / Espace B
Apr 2 Lyon (F) - Tostaki
Apr 11 Leipzig (D) - Schubladen Konsortium / Ilses Erika (w/ Big Sir)
Apr 12 Munich (D) - Ampere (w/ Big Sir)
Apr 14 Berlin (D) - White Trash
Apr 20 Roma (IT) - RomaPopFest / Locanda Atlantide
Apr 21 Milano (IT) - Elita Scrumble at Elita Festival / Ostello Bello
Apr 27 Manchester (UK) - Band On The Wall
May 5 London (UK) - Lock Tavern (Camden Crawl)
July 28 Blessington Lakes (Co. Wicklow - Ireland) - Knockanstockan Festival