No Sleep ’til Salford Featuring Nature of Wires, This Human Condition, Fourth Engine & Sombre Moon
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This Human Condition is Jamie Jamal & Misterminchie formed in Bristol (UK) in 2015. An Electronic duo blending many different styles including house, synth-pop, trip-hop, dubstep, trap, even calypso. Performing at Glastonbury Festival in 2017. They describe themselves as ‘Handbag Punks’ creating an electronic pick n mix. They have been described as Early Depeche Mode meets a darker Erasure. Their track Psychotropic was described as The Prodigy meets Boy George. This Human Condition has had 2 tracks played on BBC6-Music by Tom Robinson and has been championed by DJ Rusty Eagan who has played them several times on his radio show. Releases include ‘Rise’ EP (2015) and ‘Project Zero’ LP (2016) (Funded by 2 successful pledge music campaigns) Singles include Telepathic Heights (2016) about the Bristol riots in 2011 in Stokes Croft and Breaking The Code (2017) about enigma code breaker Dr. Alan Turing. The duo released 2 EP’s in 2018 and a new release planned for Jan 2019 and a few live dates in Feb March 2019.
Nature of Wires
Nature of Wires was formed in 1986 in Herefordshire, England. The original line-up was Gary Watts (synths & programming) and Andrew Stirling-Brown (vocals) and the dark electronic duo toured the United Kingdom, captivating fans with their melodic but muscular synthpop sound. In 1993 vocalist Sarah Bouchier, aka Lady B, joined Nature of Wires, but the following year the band decided to take a “six-month” break, which would last more than 20 years!
In 2015 Nature of Wires reformed and joined forces with Californian vocalist CountessM. The next year they released Cyber Rendezvous on the Manchester-based AnalogueTrash label, which was the band’s first album since 1993’s Modus Operandi. In 2016 Nature of Wires’ intricate and dazzling live shows were enhanced by the addition of Tim Powell-Tuck on electronic drums, as they continued to tour around the UK, as well as appearing on BBC Introducing. In 2018 Sarah (Lady B) returned to the line-up, making her debut (or second coming) at Manchester’s iconic Ruby Lounge in November. Nature of Wires has appeared with many giants of the electronic scene, including Empathy Test, Lord of the Lost and Leaether Strip and were part of the successful 2018 Ohm From Ohm Tour with The Frixion, Rodney Cromwell and Vieon. More shows are planned for 2019, with sights set on festivals in the UK and mainland Europe.
Nature of Wires is about to release “Reborn”, a four-track EP, on a European label, ahead of the next album, Modus, on AnalogueTrash, which will be available in the spring/summer of 2019, with planned remix contributions from Mesh, Leaether Strip, Tiny Magnetic Pets, Cyferdyne and more. NoW has also created remixes for scores of international artists including Massive Ego, Leaether Strip, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, !distain, Precog, Advance, Freakangel, Machine Rox and Vogon Poetry.
Fourth Engine are electronic pop duo Russ Dallen (Engine 1) & Rachel Trimble (Engine 2). Hailing from Bristol, their emotive lyrics and passionate vocals merge seamlessly with classic 80s synth roots and more recent dancefloor influences to form a musical soundscape which is at once melancholy and thoughtful, yet also uplifting and edgy. Formed in 2015, their debut EP “Breakdown” – released in 2016 – covered such concepts as self awareness, psychological emasculation, and the fickle and shallow nature of the pop music industry. The pair made their live debut in February 2018 at The Tunnels in Bristol. Their visually striking live performance is dramatic and raw, inviting the listener to immerse themselves in their emotions. They are currently working on new material for their first album.
Sombre Moon are an electronic duo from Gloucestershire, UK. Steve Loxley and Amanda Jane Rogers met at some gigs in 2014 and not long after followed Recovery. They have both released other music since, but decided to restart an idea they had which was Sombre Moon. They are feeling really positive about the songs they have so far released since forming in August 2017.
Their first release Blurred Reality (single) October 2017, Hereafter (single and EP) February 2018, followed by Prayer (single) June 2018, Prayer EP July 2018 followed by Numb (single) October 2018.
They have been lucky to get a lot of airplay all over the world on the internet and FM radio stations. July 2018 saw them begin rehearsing for live gigs. 25th October 2018 they did their first live radio session at Sedgemoor FM/Artefaktor Radio and played their first gig at the YMCA the same evening including a live version of their new single (Numb) which was released 2 days later.
Blurred Reality and Hereafter were produced by Gary Watts of Nature of Wires @natureofwires Twitter.
Prayer and Numb were produced by Mark Kendrick, of Fused Music @fusedofficial on Twitter.
They are excited how well their music is being received, have an extremely busy Twitter (@Sombremoon) and also Instagram (Sombremoonofficial) Facebook – Sombre Moon. You Tube channel – Sombre Moon.
Bandcamp is where they mainly sell their music and merchandise. Their music is also available in most other online stores to buy and to stream.