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Next Gig: October 2015 NEW album out September!

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TASTER TRACK FROM OUR NEW ALBUM ‘1979’

As you will hear, this is inspired by old school electro pop and in particular on this track ‘The Human League’. Listening to Human League, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk back in 1979 gave me a feeling of excitement and a kind of rush that I hadn’t experienced with music until then. This was for ME and I’ve been in love with electronic music ever since. 1979 was the year I truly found music, or did music find me?

I wanted to create some typically electro downbeat lyrics for this track, but still have a bit of a toe-tapping feel to the music. Working with Richard we found a pattern from his trusty Alesis Micron and we created the track from there.  The “Do or Die” section is a recent brainwave addition (idea taken from the track on Human League’s 1981 Dare album).

The track itself is about the dangers of lack of privacy and encroachment on our freedom, whether that be on the internet or from dictatorships, government control etc.

Freedom brings happiness, loss of freedom is an ever growing danger.

Darren

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For further information contact Richard at Raves From The Grave,
20 Cheap Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BN
01373 464666
raves@btconnect.com
ravesfromthegrave.com

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Original Electro Pop
Sweet Machine are Darren, Richard, Rob & Stephen
Voices, Synths, Bass & Drum Machines

Formed by ex-members of ʻThe Dream Kitchensʼ Sweet Machine have returned after a brief ʻrestʼ in the mid 2000’s. They have recently been performing live again, playing music from their debut album ʻElectric Soupʼ and new songs such as ʻ1979ʼʻComatose in Greyʼ & ʻComfort Zoneʼ.

Former finalists for Glastonbury Festival Unsigned they have gigged in London, Brighton and the Southwest, including a well received set at the Frome Festival in 2012. Other local events include performing for Record Store Day 2013 at Raves from The Gravea micro gig at the Olive Tree in Frome in support of the release for “The Last Shop Standing” film based on the book by Graham Jones, The Big Gig at Midsomer Norton in 2013, a Live PA for Frome FM in 2013, and most recently the Coleford Village Music FestivalSo Alive Music Festival, The Cheese & Grain, Frome Independent Market, and St James Wine Vaults Bath.

With a diverse range of influences from Bowie, Roxy Music, David Byrne and The Doors to Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan and The Human League, Sweet Machine craft danceable, melodic, electro pop songs with occasional forays into ʻout there electronic weirdnessʼ!

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