Electrelane were an English indie rock band, formed in Brighton in 1998 by Verity Susman and Emma Gaze. The band comprised Susman, Gaze, Mia Clarke, and Ros Murray. Their music drew from a wide range of influences including Neu!, Stereolab, Sonic Youth, and the Velvet Underground. Although the band had strong feminist and political views in their personal lives, they generally preferred to not communicate that directly to their fans or through their music; one exception is their inclusion of the protest song"The Partisan," which they began playing while on tour in the United States during the months preceding the 2004 Presidential election. The band, when playing live, had a reputation for a focused show that minimised audience interaction and rarely included more than one encore.
Links to Peel
Peel played the band's debut single in December 1999 and would play further material from the group, including a One Live performance in 2003 and session in 2004.
The band's single, 'This Deed', was nominated by Peel as one of his records of the month for May 2004 (Peel's Record Box).
Festive Fifty Entries
- 2007 Festive Fifty: To The East #15
- Oh Sombre / More Than This / Untitled / This Deed
- I Want To Be The President
- U O R
- This Deed
- The Valley
Other Shows Played
- 27 January 2000 (Radio Eins): 'Film Music (7")' (Indenial)
- July 2000 (FSK): Le Song (7") Fierce Panda
- 01 August 2000: Le Song (7”) Fierce Panda
- 05 November 2000 (BFBS): 'Le Song (7")' (Fierce Panda)
- 29 November 2000: John Wayne (single - Gabriel) Let's Rock!
- 04 January 2001: Gabriel (7") Let's Rock!
- 08 March 2001: Many Peaks (CD - Rock It To The Moon) Lets Rock!
- 07 February 2002: I’ve Been Your Fan Since Yesterday (EP – I Want To Be The President) Let’s Rock!
- 16 September 2003: 'On Parade (7")' (Too Pure)
- 02 October 2003 (Radio Eins): 'On Parade (7")' (Too Pure)
- 14 October 2003: On Parade (7") Too Pure
- 19 November 2003: Take The Bit Between Your Teeth (Live recording from One Live in Brighton)
- 25 November 2003: Only One Thing Is Needed (Live recording from One Live in Brighton)
- 20 January 2004: Oh Sombra! (Album: The Power Out) Too Pure
- 18 February 2004: 'This Deed (LP - The Power Out)' (Too Pure)
- 27 February 2004 (BBC World Service): This Deed (LP - The Power Out) Too Pure
- 05 May 2004: This Deed (7") Too Pure
- 13 May 2004: This Deed (7") Too Pure
- Pop Depresija (Pop Depression): Oh Sombra! (Peel Session)