The Electric Modern are an indie rock band from Hertfordshire, England. Formed in 2008, The Electric Modern is Dean Canty (vocals/guitar), Adam Sullivan (guitar/synth/vocals), Henry Marsden (Bass) and Jon Mytom-Hart (Drums). Since the band’s inception, The Electric Modern have played countless live shows around the U.K as well as recording material that formed their self-titled, debut album that was released in 2011.
In the spring of 2011, after a lineup change and a new found focus, The Electric Modern entered the studio to record a three track EP, ‘Motives‘. This new direction was a big step forward for The Electric Modern and showcased the band’s love of writing catchy, uplifting indie rock-pop. The new songs were fresh, inspired and anthemic; possessing a more refined sound than their earlier material. Throughout 2011, The Electric Modern remained active and had various songs and live sessions featured on national and regional radio stations such as BBC, Vibe, Verulam and Amazing Radio. Their song ‘Lets Get Away‘ was awarded both download and single of the week in August 2011 on Amazing Radio.
In November 2011, The Electric Modern were picked by Vibe Radio to play at the annual Watford firework display and performed to over 30,000 people. Later that month they went on to record a studio session for BBC introducing and performed two songs live on air. The Electric Modern have received much praise across online media and blogs such as Alter the Press and Alwayz Therro and were featured in the January 2012 issue of the influential American magazine Alternative Press. The Electric Modern have also formed a collaborative partnership with Jack&Jones clothing and, in December 2011 they released their stand-alone, self mixed/produced single “I’m not ready to leave (sleepless)“.
The Electric Modern have supported many popular acts such as Fixers, Spycatcher, Cuba Cuba, The Static Jacks and The Joy Formidable and are busy working on new material and will tour throughout 2012.
- 24th March Railway Club Watford
- 30th March Camden Enterprise
- 3rd April Four Kings, Acoustic Show
- 10th April Ruby Lounge Manchester
Shows in MAY TBC
PLANS FOR 2012:
The Electric Modern are currently writing a lot of new material and, with 5-6 songs currently in pre-production, The Electric Modern hope to record three of those in April / May 2012. Looking to tour more, support more major artists, gain a wider fan base, push for more festival appearances, garner more Radio play and hopefully get onto BBC Radio 1 and Radio Wales, plus more exposure by the awesome folks at Amazing Radio and Vibe.
The Electric Modern have finished filming a music video for “Time To Reflect,” off the new EP “Motives,” which is being edited as we speak. The video features two top west end actors. Nancy Sullivan (notable roles include Lisa in Footballers’ Wives: Extra Time, Cinderella in the Cinderella Pantomime and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz – Nancy also created the role of Chloe in the touring production Never Forget with the songs of Take That which toured the United Kingdom). Nancy was offered the part of Éponine after appearing in the BBC’s search for a Nancy; “I’d Do Anything“; she then played the role of Éponine in Les Misérables in London for 2 years. Nancy is also going to be in the movie “Les Miserables”. The secondr Actor featured is David Thaxton (who played “Enjolras” in Les Miserables, and Raoul in “Love Never Dies“. David also has an Olivier Award for “best actor in a musical” for his role in “Passion“). The video is looking stellar and of the best quality, with a fantastic production – keep your eyes peeled here for more info.
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CURRENT PRESS QUOTES:
“London Natives The Electric Modern have wasted no time spreading their name” – Alternative Press
“With such a tight and uplifting sound, The Electric Modern are destined for bigger things” - Alter The Press
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