finally there’s more “fun to be had”…

Nitzer Ebb. Two words should say it all. Many may say it’s Front 242 but for my money these guys were the kings of what is known as EBM, or Electronic Body Music. What is EBM? Think industrial music with an actual melody. Anyways, back to the point. Nitzer Ebb wrote the anthems for a burgeoning sub-culture that was bored of new wave and wanted a bit more anger and nihilism in their music. The battle of Man v. Machine. Man v. Himself. Man v. anyone who was not him or her. Songs like Isn’t It Funny How Your Body Works, Join In The Chant, Lightning Man and Shame remain staples in any industrial club night you may visit and the reverence for this seminal duo remains as strong as ever.

Now fourteen years after their last record, 1995’s Big Hit, the duo of Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy are back with a brand new record Industrial Complex (Tour Edition) due out 22 January via Major Records. Upon hearing some of the tracks of the record, allow me to simply state that old school fans of the band should be very encouraged as the band sound like they’ve lost none of the passion and vigor and actually sound inspired again. The band is currently on tour through the States and reports from the shows have been glowing to say the least. 2010 is the year of the Ebb and thanks goodness.

To whet your appetite, I’ve included a bit of a treat for you!

“Promises”, by Nitzer Ebb, taken from the forthcoming Major release, “Industrial Complex”

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introducing…the glamourkings!


From a land far, far away in time, space and musical relevance aka Long Island comes a promising electro-rock duo that begs for your attention. Friends, may I present the GlamourKings! Consisting of drummer, John Biordi and whirling dervish/vocalist, Michael Urge, the GlamourKings wear their influences on their sleeves and deliver quite nicely with their infectious take on dance-rock. They’ve just begun making the rounds as a live act to promote their recently released debut record For Full Stimulation (Unhinge/Urge) and early reviews have indeed been more than favourable. Yes, they may be from Long Island but this is a band that deserves to be heard and you must hear them. They’ll be playing the R Bar here in NYC on 28 January so I trust you will make every attempt to see them! 

Here’s the first single from the record, it’s called Victim

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