Ones to watch: ROOM8
ROOM8 = Ezra Reich and Nic Johns, a dynamite duo cooking up electro treats. Their first release TRANSDUCTION is a crossroads on the electronic highway and it features the likes of Electric Youth (from the neon noir hit “Drive”), Martha Davis (leader of classic New Wave icons, The Motels) and the sax work of Ian Young from M83. When an e-mail popped up in my inbox from these fellas it brought a smile to my face. With artwork by the legendary art collective, The Zonders, I was instantly captured by the cover and then I clicked play on their song VISIONS OF LOVE and was blown away. VISIONS oozes eighties electro, skipping synths and soft vocals, which combined create the perfect soundtrack song.
Keep your eyes peeled and ears tuned in ‘cos I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of ROOM8 soon.