Magazine article New Internationalist

Rock It to the Moon by Electrelane

Magazine article New Internationalist

Rock It to the Moon by Electrelane

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Anyone inspecting the sleeve illustrations to Feminist Sweepstakes for clues on where to get more of the Le Tigre ethos, may be interested to see a little drawing of a record by Electrelane. That's not to say that this precocious young band from the English south coast offer simply more of the same: it's just a generous indication that there are other places where rousing energies are being put to creative uses.

Electrelane's particular contribution to the feminist cause is framed in a very different way. Rock It To The Moon, the debut album from the all-female Brighton quartet, is all but lyricless. Instead it speeds along, propelled by a dominating keyboard that sounds like it's escaped from a classy 1960s spy film and some curtly executed guitar and drum supporting roles. At times Rock It can sound like a demented fairground organ, its constant acceleration a dangerous and thrilling thing - and, indeed, that's much of the fun of it. …

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