New Music: Flow Machines

Flow Machines surfaced in late 2008 with a major reworking of The Human League‘s classic b-side ‘Hard Times’. An album and remix EP followed, and by 2008 the studio-based act had received acclaim in Time Out magazine and the NME for their own remixes of Cornershop and The Lost Cavalry respectively.

Flow Machines are intent on keeping their identity a mystery… They are yet to play live, give an interview, or release a press photo, opting instead to focus 100% of their energy to releasing their unique edgy pop. Check out here.

Live: Hurts at the NME Radar Tour at Koko

I was really excited about seeing Hurts perform for the first time in a big venue- they’ve been the talk of blogs since last year and they were super good. The whole set was just really swish (does anyone use that word anymore?). Everything Everything were also sharing the top bill but I wasn’t so keen on them, although Photoshop Handsome was loads of fun. I feel like they try to do too much at the same time. Darwin Deez was supporting, and much as I think he’s really cool, some of the songs sounded a hot mess. The dancing was between tracks with his band was so awesome though! When I arrived I discovered that Active Child was also playing on the night but I didn’t get there in time to catch it, so I’m off to see him tonight at the Garage.