12/26/2007

We're back! Aren't we?

Rightyo then. First up, Cat has some snaps from the fucking hillarious Space gig @ Flickr.com



And a merry fucking ChristMass to you all! XXX

7/27/2007

Saturday 11th August, The Mekano Set in Space

We play The Space on Saturday 11th August. The venue used to be a chapel and it looks amazing: The American Intern Night. Live music from:

The Mekano Set, The Novellos and RoseRed.

"The American Intern features lively musical acts that will have you on your feet and dancing. Sounds range from acoustic to rock, full band, and electronica. Candy for your ears, and all you could want in a night of music."

Saturday 11 August , 8pm - £5

www.space.org.uk/events.php

Advance tickets available @ TicketWeb.

The Space, 269 West Ferry Road, London E14 3RS

The Mekano Set

7/02/2007

PLEASE, MY SENSES...

Hiyou,

Ace Designer Darius Pocha has posted some pictorial evidence of the last PMS up on flickr. There are also one or two video things of us @ youtube and more to come, time permitting. Also, we have a confirmed gig downstairs @ The Comedy in London's Piccadilly Circus on 31st August. Follow the links in the images to check out the goodies:





Beth, guarding the exit.










The Mekano Set

6/15/2007

Say hello, wave goodbye...

Hi,


So I am more than happy to say that Patrick, our erstwhile bass player, will be joining us (on the stage, probably on the right side of the stage. We've achieved quite a lot over the past year, but it really hasn't been the same without him. Obviously. And possibly things are going to change again, and that's good too.





Patrick's Back*










The Mekano Set



*You have no idea how long I've been waiting to use that one...

6/07/2007

PLEASE MY SENSES 21st June 2007

We are playing live at Engine Room Club in Brighton on Thursday 21st June 2007:

This month, PLEASE MAKE SENSE brings you, live, and in the flesh:

Mr. Jack Cooper: top up-and-coming "Schizophrenic Electro-Cronner" Jack Cooper's hobbies include shuffling, inventing things, and hiding in the spaces between rooms. Oh yes...

The Mekano Set: brattish purveyors of bass-driven, dirty drum machine punk grooverage. In biker boots.

Cylons: Industrial trip-hop maestros. From the future. Imagine Meat Beat Manifesto without the noodling. Then buy yourself shoes.

HRT (HRT Incorporated): Occult Corporate Sound Art Collective will perform an 11 minute key-note audio type thing to get things going.

Bad Fucking Disease (DJ Set): a band so cool their biography is due to be released before any official music. Bootlegs of their "Addicted to Drugs" e.p. only available on Cassette and in the form of a brightly coloured clear liquid.

Plus cheap drinks, umbrella / parasol sale, baked goods and soft furnishings.

POUNDS THREE TO GET INSIDE THE BUILDING AND LISTEN TO THE MUSICS.

EIGHT-THIRTY TIL LATE-THIRTY.

ENGINE ROOM CLUB, 1 PRESTON STREET, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND.












www.myspace.com/thecylonsmusic


www.myspace.com/mrjackcooper


www.myspace.com/erclub


www.myspace.com/mekanoset


4/04/2007

London Tuesday 10th April

We're heading up to London on Tuesday 10th April for a gig @ Notting Hill Arts Club. Were supporting Martin Rushent @ Client's Being Boiled night. The full line-up:

Martin Rushent/ The Flesh Happening/ Phenol / The Mekano Set / The Analog Girl / Mr Jack Cooper










3/13/2007

Some Good Some Bad: Some Recent Press



The four tracks on this demo swirl through the mists of Milk's effects pedals, drawing the listener towards the prowling pout of singer Beth. Unwrite and NotNow are stomping industrial monsters, noise threatening to shear your cochlea clean away as they drive into your head, on the back of momentous bass lines. Reel to Real is less direct but no less disorientating. impressive and compelling stuff. Meatbreak reviews Reel to Real.



The Mekano Set get us all worked up with the promise of a song called 'Dirty Hand Job', and then totally spoil the mood by being goths. They may not look like goths in their MySpace photo, but delve into the "show more pics" we find them posing in front of a church door. In black overcoats. They do that kind of polished, angry-female synth-assisted rock that served Garbage and Evanescence so well, and are about as menacing as a Crow soundtrack. Emily Strange Mackay @ The Stool Pigeon.



Still lamenting for the loss of a heavier Republica? Yearning for a group to fill the chasm of the increasingly errant Garbage? Would the idea of Massive Attack with a confrontational front woman please you? Then The Mekano Set are for you.

Powering with swathes of keyboards and subtle programming, this Brighton-based [trio] are far removed from the current popular mainstream... 'The Hand' has singer Beth wrenching melancholic vocal melodies from the book of PJ Harvey, while nefarious guitar lines lurk throughout... The pulsing beats of 'UnWrite' are half Jan Hammer / half Nine Inch Nails angst, with [Milk's] distorted vocals riding tandem with [Beth's] seductive whispers. The whole effect is like entering an 80's burlesque club in the middle of filming Miami Vice. The quagmire of sounds doesn't make it the best track on the EP though, and at times [the track] lacks in dynamics.

'Not Now' is a relaxed affair, allowing the music to breath and a chance to hear the intricate layering of Milk's guitar / programming / effects, which are pretty impressive when it's coming from one man.

House of Cards certainly recalls the Kate Bush comparisons that Mekano might / might not enjoy, but it's a good closing track, reveling in its own ambient malevolence. ALI MACQUEEN @ http://www.rockfeedback.com/



All images by MsDee

xxx

The Mekano Set

1/20/2007

VIRUS MAGAZINE REVIEW 'THE HAND'

"The Mekano Set have a talent for creating exciting electronic rock fields with edges, a noisy touch and haunting atmospheres; it's like velvety, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate ice cream with highly crispy candy splinters."

Virus Magazine review The Mekano Set's 'Hand' CD

The Mekano Set

1/06/2007

January 24th 2007 Engine Room Club Brighton

Our first gig of the year will take place @ Engine Room Club on January 24th with The Flesh Happening, Jack Cooper and Disco Lips of Blood.

Entrance is only £2 this time!

DJ BFD will be spinning some early 80's / New Wave / classic Indi stuff too!!!



Season's great things to you all!

The Mekano Set

XXX