8 LightsMusic • CD
Electro Rock • Post Punk
03/03/2013, Didier BECU
The name sounds German, but they’re from Italy. And to make it even funnier, they’re a band and not one man as the name suggests. Sasha Polita (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, synth) Claudio Santoni (lead guitar, synth) Francesco Pellegrinelli (bass guitar, synth) Michele Bellagamba (drums) are the creators of excellent postpunk that will please the fans from Editors and The Exploding Boy.
And yet, you can’t say that Martin Kleid are bandwagoning as they add a nice electronic touch to their sound which makes them more original than the rest. Maybe the vocals could have been a bit rawer, but 8 Lights which is their first studio album that features 7 tracks are making them a welcome guest in the current postpunk-scene.
It’s very difficult to pick a favorite out of the seven songs as they’re all very addictive. So yes, after hearing the songs twice (or even from the very first listen) you’ll start to dance (and it wouldn’t surprise us if you begin to whistle as well!)
Nah, joking aside. Martin Klein know very well how to write a poppy tune and all that added with an irresistible sound. Just a shame the album is far too short, but there’s always a repeat button, not?
LISAWARS • Nichts
PETER BROSENS & JESSICA WOODWORTH • ALTIPLANO
THE EDEN HOUSE • Bad Men (OnTheirWayToDoBadThings) [EP]
LINEA ASPERA • Linea Aspera
GUIDO BELCANTO • Van troubadour tot vlaggenschip van de Nederlandstalige muziek
MESH • Automation Baby
BOBBY MORESCO • 10TH & WOLF
THE JUGGERNAUTS • Phoenix EP
NEBULO • Cardiac
SOAP & SKIN • Sugarbread EP
Same genre: ELECTRO ROCK
I AM A ROCKETSHIP • Mind Grafitti
ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE • Resin EP
YOU, VICIOUS! • You, Vicious!
BROKEN EGO • Getting Higher
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! • Shatter
DIRK DA DAVO / JEAN -MARIE AERTS • DDDJMX (EP)
LIE DETECTOR • To Fly!
ADORATION DESTROYED • Ritual Damage
PIG • The Gospel
STRUGG • Flood
Same genre: POST PUNK
VEIL OF LIGHT • Inflict
WHERE WE SLEEP • The Desert
SUBMOTILE • Ghosts Fade On Skylines
THE MEMBRANES • What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
UNDERTHESKIN • Negative
JESUS LIVES IN VEGAS • Jesus Lives In Vegas
FONTAINES D.C • Dogrel
FAUST PROJECT • Somewhere between the shadows there’s a place called us
DAVID J • Thoughts And Prayers