20th November 2017
Synth-pop, alternative rock, experimental electro, Japanese electronic- you name it, it’s on here and was subliminally playing in the background when designing the current collection.
1. Young Marble Giants – Searching for Mr. Right
A product of the post-punk scene in Cardiff, Wales. This two man and one woman band focused on minimalist instrumentals. A stark contrast from the aggressive noise affiliated with punk.
2. PJ Harvey – Dress
An eternal muse to McQ, PJ Harvey’s music is still as seminal today as it was in the late 80’s. Known for her stinging vocals and poetic lyrics.
3. Front 242, Prothese – Conditionnel Humain
This Belgian electronic music group were famed for their participation in the Electronic Body Music scene. This was a genre that combined a mixture of electronic dance music and industrial music.
4. DAF – Der Raeuber und der Prinz
DAF or Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft as they are known in German came from Düsseldorf. Their fascination with word-play can be seen in their many song titles where lead signer Delgado- López had become obsessed with the sound of one word.
5. The Raincoats – Fairytale in the Supermarket
Formed while they were students this post-punk band had the approval of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. “I don’t really know anything about the Raincoats except that they recorded some music that has affected me so much that, whenever I hear it I’m reminded of a particular time in my life when I was (shall we say) extremely unhappy, lonely, and bored.”
6. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Hard-Boiled Babe
Lizzy has multiple strings to her bow. Actor, musician, poet, writer and composer. Although a career began in France for Lizzy at art school she would later go on to become one of the faces and sounds of the no-wave scene.
7. Sky H1 – Hybrid
Sky H1 is famously an elusive producer. That’s all.
8. Raime – Dead Heat
Described as a ‘gloomy London duo’ they’re known for their contribution to the current dance and electronic scene.
9. Not Waving – 24
‘24’ comes from the album ‘Animals’ released by the fairly new ‘Not Waving’ Dance and electronic band.