You may not think it but it’s hard trying to keep up with the electro scene in Canada, not because there are numerous electro bands but more to do with the bands that are there diverging and changing names.
Take Born Gold for instance. As we know it, Born Gold consists of Cecil Frena but back in 2010 Cecil was joined with Megan James, Corin Roddick and Calvin McElroy, to name a few, when the band was known as Gobble, Gobble.
A rather strange name I’m sure you’ll agree but then again Gobble, Gobble had a strange sound, all chip-tuned melodies and hyper-pop explosions in the eardrum.
In 2011 Megan and Corin went off and formed Purity Ring with Calvin and Cecil, quite wisely if you ask me changed the band’s name to Born Gold while Calvin went off on his own under the sensible sounding name of Kuhrye-oo.
Born Gold released a veritable pop masterpiece entitled Bodysongs in September 2011 which was followed up in October 2012 by what Cecil describes as an inverse follow-up, Little Sleepwalker, a much darker yet no less enjoyable album.
For fans of quirky Canadian electro, Camden’s Barfly is where you’ll want to be to experience Born Gold and guests performing on Sunday 20 January 2013 as part of Last.fm’s Live in London series. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are reasonable £11.20 inc. fees from Ticketweb.
The Barfly is a great place to experience Born Gold’s sound; it’s small and has great bass and when the crowd get going the perspiration drips from the walls, just what the doctor ordered as a January pick me up.
Those lovely folk at Last.fm have given me a pair of tickets to give away so fear not if your bank balance is still suffering from Christmas and New Year excesses just answer the simple question below before 9am Wednesday 16 January 2013 and you and a lucky friend could be enjoying Born Gold live.
Remember you and your guest must be over 18 to enter the Barfly and the prize is non transferable and does not include transport or accommodation.