The Retrosexuals formed in 2004 by brothers Neck Doppler and The Render General. Nina Nina joined later that year as the band's keyboardist. They are a a tragi-funk electrorock trio from Glasgow, Scotland who specialise in collapsible grooves consisting of distorted low-end friction, angular guitar funk and strangulated synth lines producing a sweating combination of electronewwavediscorock, or as it is increasingly known, contortopop.
Their first demo/single, Telephone/With You was released in 2005 on 3" mini cd and red 7" vinyl limited to 500 copies, and found its way onto many DJ playlists around the world. The Retrosexuals have recently release their second EP - 'Blood In Your Eyes', available as download and 3" mini cd, and has recently been remixed by The Nanobots.
The band toured Europe in 2006, covering 9 cities in 12 days around Germany, Netherlands, and France.
Here's what they've been saying so far…
Is This Music?
“Neck Doppler, Render General and Nina Nina to you and me – play that electro-guitar hybrid beloved of so many. they do so with a vintage panache, though mainly in clothing terms, a flurry of bri-nylon and crimpelene. It’s ‘contortopop’ they tell us, which is shorthand for that other genre sweeping the nation, electronewwavedisco.. ‘Telephone’ is decidedly electro, like Client but with better tunes, but ‘With You ’ is perfect noughties guitar pop that easily matches up to the Editors et al and knocks your Maximo Parks for six.”
Moderate Rock Reviews
“If the Pixies were born twenty years later, if Head Automatica drank shots instead of snorting cocaine, if Bloc Party didn't feel so down about the sky falling, or whatever's troubling them this week- They'd sound like The Retrosexuals…music to sweat to, indie with allure rather than angles, pitched perfectly between bedroom dancing, playing at a disco, and rocking a dingy Camden dive, all at the same time. Pure drum-machine-driven guitar pop that's just begging to take over the world. “
“Your CD rocks!”
Hipster electro rock, the retrosexuals are well worth a listen. They have a peculiarly listenable sound, one that they describe as tragi-funk electrorock. It’s sexy music… it makes you want to dance… to bounce… to fling yourself around. They put on a strong live performance. The merging of fuck-rock and electro makes for mouthwateringly good music. Go seek The Retrosexuals sound out.
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