Playing live in 2012 for the first time in 30 years, Dutch electro pioneers and FactoryRecords artists MINNY POPS took their name from the primitive Korg drum machinethat propelled their stark, compelling post-punk rhythms. Their association with Factorysaw them tour with Joy Division and New Order, work with producer Martin Hannett,and become the first Dutch group to record a Peel session, all in a touring lifespan of justthree years. These long-rumoured reformation gigs, presented by Incendiary Magazine,will be accompanied by the January release of Standstill to Motion (LTM), a live CD/DVDpackage documenting 1981 performances in Amsterdam and New York.
Their cold menace sounds remarkably fresh, bearing favourable comparisons withcontemporaries such as Simple Minds and Tubeway Army as well as the current cropof analogue pretenders. - (Uncut).
The Interpol of their day, and it's aged surprisinglywell" - (Q Magazine).
Minny Pops soldered fizzy, crackling electronics to stern, robotic post-punk;despite the precious name, they were harsh and confrontational, relentlessly andunapologetically cold. A striking and volatile anomaly." - (eMusic).
RATS ON RAFTS
RATS ON RAFTS are a young band from Rotterdam and their style has been compared to a mix of Post Punk and New Wave with elements of C86 by an excitable press. Comparisons to The Fire Engines, The Chameleons and The Specials and have also been bandied about. The band swear spiritual allegiance to the Rotterdam's New Wave, Pop and Punk scenes with one proviso, the weirder the better.
"If only John Peel was still alive today they would be doing a session for him next week." - John Robb -Louder Than War
Friday 20th January 2012
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