Featured Sissy Space Echo And The Invisible Collaborators Release:
The Day The Earth Caught Fire
At the end of 2019, Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators made their debut on a split 7" single (with The Edible Eyes) Their track "The Butterfly (Fill The Frame)" was a moody, droning, Velvet Underground inspired slice of dark pop. This was followed up, this year, with 2 exclusive new recordings - the slow and melancholic "The World Still Turns", and the vibrant synth-pop stomper "At 7.44" - both of which were featured on Next Phase : Normal Records' 20 track compilation CD, "Signals, Wires & Amplifiers".
Which brings us to this latest release - a limited edition 7" on silver vinyl, courtesy of Old Bad Habits Label (Greece). "The Day The Earth Caught Fire" is, once more, full-on electro-pop that is reminiscent of Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators' previous incarnation, Girl One And The Grease Guns. Like a 1950s sci-fi movie soundtrack, with eerie theremin effects, sonic beeps and vibrant lead guitar...the noise of The Invisible Collaborators underpinning Sissy Space Echo's sweet, but also ominous, vocal.
The flipside brings more electronic soundscapes - but this time the buzz of 1980s 8-bit home computers, combined with a punk-influenced guitar coda, on the track "They'll Fix You (They Fix Everything)". It's short, it's sharp, it's pure Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators.
This is a band who don't stick to one style. They're just as likely to produce a fuzzed-up drone rock record as they are a synth-pop indie dancefloor filler. Or, they might not do either of those things. They are Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators. They're something of an enigma...and they do exactly what they want.
Released: Tuesday 5th January 2021