Who are Mega Emotion?
BBC 6 Music Round Table winners
Mega Emotion are two girls drumming over a sequenced beat; a guy screaming his guts up
“Part Pixies noise-fest, part 80s synth sunset” (The 405)
About Mega Emotion
Norwich trio Mega Emotion is made up of Iain on guitar, Lisa and Jan on keyboards, all of them sing and play drums/percussion over electronic beats. Iain describes their sound as “an alternative soundtrack to the film Tron.”
Since forming, Mega Emotion have won Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable new music selection on BBC 6 Music, seen their demo material play-listed as a 6 Music Recommends track of the week, and been championed on Radio X / XFM and by BBC Introducing.
Live, they have played for John Kennedy’s Remedy showcase in London, and supported the likes of Dan Croll, Thumpers, Lonelady, DRONES CLUB and Yuck.
Mega Emotion have a DIY ethos, and self-released their demo Fake Feelings EP on cassette, with fans who pre-ordered enjoying a unique track made especially for them by the band.
Their debut single proper, Uncomfortable, was released on cassette by Post/Pop Records in January 2015 – who have released cassette tracks by Everything Everything, Pulled Apart By Horses, Ash, Johnny Foreigner and We Are Scientists.
New single OK MAYBE OK, out January 2017, spews out squelching bass lines, dirty duelling guitars, headache-inducing drones and, let us not be coy about this, cowbells. It was a BBC 6 Music Recommends track.
Lisa Horton (keyboards, programming, vocals, percussion)
Jan Robertson (keyboard, guitar, vocals, percussion)
Iain Ross (guitar, vocals, percussion)
“Brains starts like Blondie and soon becomes something different. Part Pixies noise-fest, part 80s synth sunset. I fucking love this song. It makes me want to rip out my shitty broken spine and flop around on a dance floor having fun.”
The 405 (single of the week)
“Mega Emotion aren’t your standard synth-pop proposition. They may weave webs of slick electro beats that nod out to Blondie, but they also have a thing for excessive layers of noise.”
The Fly (names to watch)
“A tasty jellybean of guitar embellished, smart electro pop”
The Music Fix (single of the week)
“Sounds like: A mad genetic experiment between Casiokids and Blondie.”
Click Music (track of the day)
Radio X and BBC 6Music, including Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy, Mark Radcliffe, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft, Nemone, BBC Introducing in Norfolk
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