First Listen: Electric Floor – Bluedive
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Relentless yet compelling and aurally lush in every sense of the term, Electric Blue give us a sonic canvas of colors with their new single “Bluedive” off of the upcoming “Fader” album. “Bluedive” is an obvious glimpse into gorgeous creativity that awaits on “Fader” as a whole, with it’s solid hook and catchy chord progressions that hearkens back to the days when music mattered and the formula was fresh.
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About Electric Floor
New wave synth-gaze outfit Electric Floor have announced they will release their forthcoming ‘Fader’ EP in March via the Vipchoyo Sound Factory label. The Italian trio now presents ‘Bluedive’, the first single from this album, which exhibits clear underpinnings from Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen and Modern English and will appeal to fans of Interpol, Kasabian and The Wombats.
“Bluedive is like a surge – it was born during a bad period for us. Initially it was only messy ideas, but we gradually gave it form. The lyrics are suspended between romance and sadness, anger and exhortation,” explains Emanuele Chiarelli. “Just like the other songs, our lyrics in this one are very emotional and tidal.”
This Cosenza-based trio is comprised of Emanuele Chiarelli (vocals/ guitar), Simone Costantino De Luca (programming/ keys), and Fabio Cosentino (bass). Formed in 2009, the band’s concept is based on emotive feelings.
‘Fader’ will be their third album, following up the self-produced albums ‘300’ and ‘Falsità reali’ and singles ‘Your Blue’ and ‘My Bloody G’. On this latest release, the band is geared more towards an electronic sound.
The latest few singles have brought them increased press and radio coverage in numerous countries, but ‘Fader’ will likely see this attention explode due to the virtually melting pot of synthpop, shoegaze, chillwave and electrogaze presented here. “This selection of songs features tracks closely linked to each other with a common denominator in that they dive into our conscience,” explains Emanuele Chiarelli.
Simone Costantino De Luca, who handles programming and keys in Electric Floor, comments: “Everything starts from sound suggestion. Our biggest strength is setting the mood and our lyrics give it meaning. This EP is the result of a dialogue amongst ourselves. Every song on the forthcoming EP was written during the same period and we think this is a dead romantic album, after all.”
The ‘Fader’ EP will be available on CD via Vipchoyo Sound Factory, as well as on digital download and streaming platforms.
SOURCE: Official Bio
“Vocals as compelling as Richard Butler from The Psychedelic Furs or Peter Murphy of Bauhaus fame set against an imaginary backdrop from The Cure and Images in Vogue”
– Big Takeover Magazine
“A whirlwind of hypnotic sounds that take you on a trip through a shimmering psychedelic landscape… follows in the footsteps of classic post punk bands like The Cure, Joy Division and Echo & The Bunnymen”
– Custom Made Music
“Аn evident and awesome reference to the 80s. Glacial drumming, keyboards that embed in your mind, and a particular style of guitar playing can’t fail to grab your attention… Very promising”
– Shoegazin’ Your Waves
“Synth textures with edgy and acidic guitars. Emanuele’s vocals stand out: firm and authoritative. Will not disappoint lovers of British new wave and shoegazing”
– Hate TV
“Indie with a nod to the 90s. The guitars sound a bit like Ride and the raw drums are pure post-punk”
– Peek-a-Boo Magazine