Last summer we came across The Modern - a London-based electro band - who finally were signed and began releasings singles earlier this year. Celebration turned into chaos though, when their second single Industry was disqualified from the charts due to irregular buying patterns and they were dropped by their label. But, now they're back. Hooray! Albeit with a brand new name, Matinee Club and slightly smaller line up.
Tonight, Matinee Club, play at Too 2 Much on Brewer Street as part of the album launch party for Robopop - The Return - a double CD compilation of mainly UK based, electro pop talent. Performing alongside Matinee Club will be Norwegian trio Super Jupiter whose dancefloor smash You Know has been buzzing on our stereos all summer and London duo Formatic.
Back to the CD, and not only does it feature established bands such as Goldfrapp and the aforementioned Matinee Club, but it contains some of our very favourite new bands such as Robots in Disguise and our new favourite band in the world, ever, ever Dragonette, but more about them on Monday. The album is released next week and if you like your electro-pop we can only urge you to buy it (skip past the Lorraine though.)
If you fancy helping celebrate the launch of this rather sparkly new album then tickets are still avaliable for the rather bargainous price of £7 from Flag Promotions. We'll see you there.