ELECTRIC CAKE SALAD are an alternative/electro/rock band from the Midlands. The trio is comprised of Steve Gianolio-Jones (guitar, vocals, programming), Rob Leaver (bass) and Mick Morrell (guitar, backing vocals). The band are signed to Flicknife Records.
“A truly unique direction, that mix elements of rock with electronica for a refreshingly original and exciting sound.”
Electric Cake Salad burst onto the Midlands scene back in 2005 with a distorted mix of crunching guitars, pulsing drum loops and midi samples. They effortlessly traverse a multitude of different genres, fusing together 80s and 90s rock and old-school rave and electro. Even styles as diverse as dance, drum and bass and electronica are not beyond their fingertips; they have meddled with them all, taking them apart and stitching them back together in their own unique way.
Guitarist and vocalist Steve said, “We don’t sound like other bands. We aren’t aware of other bands that mixes in 80s rave with rock and electronica. It’s something that’s unique to us. We didn’t start out with some grand plan; we’re like musical magpies – if something sounds good, we’ll borrow it, change it, and turn it into something new.”
Critics, too, have been quick to point out how unusual Electric Cake Salad’s methods are, with notable reviews in Record Collector Magazine, Pure Rawk Magazine, an excellent album review in RGG and the local press. They have also received international and regular airplay on TBFM Radio and various internet and FM stations. Guitarist Mick added, “We are defined by our unique sound – there is no drummer – all our sounds are mixed together through drum machine and electribe midi’d together.”
When the band is not re-defining genres in the studio, they are making waves on the live circuit, performing at clubs and festivals up and down the UK. Regular faves of the festival scene, they have also recently been seen on stage throughout the UK and Europe as support to Jesus Jones, Hawkwind, Psychedelic Warlords and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
In June 2014, Electric Cake Salad released the single, ‘Baby Firefly’ to critical acclaim through local, national and international airplay. This included a two-hour special on TBFM Radio concentrating on Electric Cake Salad’s music, interviews and bands that influenced or could be linked with Electric Cake Salad. In October 2014, ‘Baby Firefly’ was reissued and reached the Number 1 spot in the TBFM charts for 2 weeks based on listeners and airplay.
Signed to the legendary Flicknife Records, their new album, “Subdiffusion” is available as download, CD and vinyl.
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> ***The new album, ‘SUBDIFFUSION’ out now on Flicknife Records!