Meter Bridge have just given a taste of electro-pop brilliance with their new single “It Was Nothing” along with a stellar remix by Rodney Cromwell. A lucid combination of groove and offset melody gives this an intriguing sound as if emulating the audio equivalent of a plot twisted mystery novel. As you hear the spirit of Kraftwerk also take note the unique take and originality that seamlessly fills the tracks as you progress through the song. Nicely done!
“It Was Nothing” will be released February 6th via WEATNU Records (links below).
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About Meter Bridge:
Canadian synthwave duo Meter Bridge are releasing their latest single ‘It Was Nothing’ through WEATNU Records. Comprised of two tracks, this is being offered as a free download via Bandcamp. In this thoughtfully arranged and sparkly composition, moogs whistle and rhythms click into the night, as these two voices blend into a sound that is part Human League, part Blade Runner, and 100% Meter Bridge.
Meter Bridge, who are Richard Kleef and Jill Beaulieu, have a distinctive and unmistakable sonic identity, unique from anybody else on the current electronica scene. This is led by their trademark multi-layered boy / girl melodic vocals, melded with minimalistic groove-infused alternative dance melodies teetering between retro and futuristic.
“It Was Nothing is about a public figure spreading lies that play on peoples’ heartstrings… for the purpose of getting millions of people supporting a false agenda,” explained frontwoman Jill Beaulieu. “This kind of hypocrisy is very difficult to expose… because ignorance is bliss.”
Based in Nelson, Canada, they have been playing together since 2011, gathering an enthusiastic following amongst music aficionados and lovers of classic and contemporary synthpop. In 2014, they released their eponymous debut EP, following by the ‘Slow Motion’ LP in 2015, both of them drawing significant attention on the electronica scene internationally and landing them in numerous ‘Best of’ lists in each of these years. The Record Stache (#8 synthpop album of 2015) says their music is “evocative of Man Machine period Kraftwerk, had the German four piece chosen to invent glitchcore on their way to perfecting technopop”.
This B-side for this single features a remix by Rodney Cromwell, whose debut ‘Age of Anxiety’ LP (2015, Happy Robots Records) introduced electronic pop lovers to some epic retro future synth music. Influenced by the electronic sounds of the pre-digital age, his music has crossover appeal equally embracing synthpop and indiepop. This has gained Cromwell solid support from the likes of Malcolm Holmes (OMD) and Rusty Egan (Visage, Rich Kids).
The album has had press and airplay in over 40 countries. UK airplay highlights include play from Steve Lamacq & and Gideon Coe (BBC6 Music), Pete Paphides (Soho Radio), Rusty Egan (Mi-Soul) and Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio). Globally highlights include multiple plays on National Radio 3 in Spain and extensive play on U.S. College radio with press in NME, Electronic Sound Magazine, Impose, Louder Than War, The Electricity Club and others. Rodney Cromwell’s music features in over a dozen ‘Best of 2015’ lists and was named “Album of the Year” by De Ketterzeg in Holland and ‘Synthpop Album of the Year’ by The Record Stache.
Hailing from Catford in South London, Rodney Cromwell is the project of Adam Cresswell, former main-man of John Peel favourites Saloon and the critically acclaimed Arthur & Martha.
Meter Bridge will be playing the Electro London Festival on September 10, 2016 with Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk) and others. Rodney Cromwell will be playing Electro London at Electrowerkz on January 30th with Massive Ego and others.
“Evocative of Man Machine period Kraftwerk, had the German four-piece chosen to invent glitchcore on their way to perfecting technopop” – The Record Stache
“A web of intrigue” – Skatterfilter
“Intelligent music influenced by post punk and quirky European electronica” – Deviate Magazine
“Refreshing addition to today’s synthpop scene, bringing in post-punk and new wave influences in ways unlike others” – Stereo Embers Magazine