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Vile Electrodes

Electronic

Biography

Vile Electrodes have been playing together as a 2-piece since 2010, and have released 2 albums and 8 EPs in that time, as well as playing regular live shows across the UK and Europe.

The synths are dark, and bleak, but are often combined with insistent machinegun rhythms and spikey basslines, with layered, plaintive vocals that tell Ballardian tales of loss of both love and humanity.

Musical influences acknowledge modern electronic pop, but have as much in common with d...

Vile Electrodes have been playing together as a 2-piece since 2010, and have released 2 albums and 8 EPs in that time, as well as playing regular live shows across the UK and Europe.

The synths are dark, and bleak, but are often combined with insistent machinegun rhythms and spikey basslines, with layered, plaintive vocals that tell Ballardian tales of loss of both love and humanity.

Musical influences acknowledge modern electronic pop, but have as much in common with disco, acid-house, techno and intelligent dance music. There are moments that veer deep into Kosmische Musik and early electronic music. At other times it could be coldwave and industrial music, or Systems Music, minimalism and film soundtracks.

They have toured with OMD, and played shows with John Foxx, Michael Rother (Neu/Harmonia), Jerome Froese (Tangerine Dream), Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Melt Yourself Down, Happy Mondays and The Orb. In 2014, their debut album 'The Future Through A Lens' won ‘Best International Album’ and we won 'Best International Artist’ at the Schallwelle electronic music awards in Germany.

Live shows are characterised by wires – lots of wires - and the sound of old-school analogue synthesizers, drum machines and modular synths.

Their music neither sits wholly in the past nor the present. It flirts both with strange experimentalism and classic pop songwriting, whilst never quite settling in any place long enough to be predictable or easily classifiable.