It was probably inevitable that as soon as the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Futureheads started making “music for girls to dance to”, the synths and day-glo would make a re-appearance eventually. Now it seems every new group is injected with a healthy dose of Korg, and Theremin and make music best heard when you’re loaded to the gills. Luckily, not every band in this current loosely connected scene, labouring under the dubious moniker of ‘New Rave’, is completely devoted to ripping off early 90’s dance. London-five piece Xerox Teens mash up indie, punk, drum ‘n’ bass and dance and end up with something that sounds like… well, nothing else. With three single releases and a growing live reputation to their name, can they join the likes of Klaxons and go mainstream?
Danny Fancy (guitar and synth), Rich Cash (vocals), Pinstripe (drums), Uber (guitar) and Nuvo (bass),