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short players (Scottish) Single review

Dead Boy Robotics / The Machine Room

A boutique recording studio in Edinburgh was so passionate about the artists they worked with, they decided to release some of their music.
To coincide with the launch of their brand new studio, Tape have set up the Tape Singles Club.
Tape Singles Club will be a showcase for artists that have come to Tape and grabbed the studio’s attention. The single will be released three times a year and will be shared with two bands at a time.

For the first release, Edinburgh quintet, The Machine Room’s track ‘Girly’, bursts straight into life akin to an 80s dance pop track. The Machine Room are apparently influenced by the tight robotic beats of New Order and The House of Love and you can tell. This track is very retro, very catchy and very dancey. The band have only been around for a year but sound so much more established, I look forward to hearing more from them.

The second track is in a similar vein from Dead Boy Robotics with ‘Ever’, creating an atmospheric new wave sound that continues this retro fest. Although more harder than The Machine Room, it still fits well with the general theme of the double single.
Both outfits provide quality 80s-esque electro pop to enjoy and these tracks were a very good choice for the first Singles Club release.