Release Date: Out Now
Do not adjust your sets, electro fans, Rrussell Bell has an extra ‘r’ in his name and there’s nothing you can or need to do about it. Bell’s new single, ‘Like-A-Human’, comes as the first release from a new EP due out in April and it will delight fans of electro-pop with an 80s vibe and a dark heart. Some operatic synths are soon blasted away by a semi-industrial beat and melody that evokes memories of Bell’s former bandmate Gary Numan as well as hints of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and New Order which is fine company indeed. There’s a really pleasing and infectious combination of a persistent rattling beat and simple yet uplifting melody. Bell’s vocal delivery has a reassuringly deadpan approach and the searing guitar that joins in on the coda gives this track the denouement it deserves. A great shot across the bows but I suspect the EP will have more treats in store.
More information: https://rrussellbellslike-a-human.bandcamp.com/