Hot & cold, fast & slow, Ying & Yang. The keyword here is Duality
On one hand, you have the melodic power of screaming polysynths married to metal guitars and heavy-weight, industrial electronica...
And then on the other, you have the delicate, the subtle, the occasionally melancholic but always the tunes... always laden with beautifully crafted tunes...
SkinMechanix was formed in 1999 by David Hughes in an attempt to fuse cutting edge dance rhythms with Berlin-School retro electronica. The project folded shortly afterwards.
SkinMechanix was resurrected in 2016, staying with the electronica theme but with a shift towards a heavier, edgier sound reminiscent of Nine-Inch-Nails and Gary Numan. Headline sessions at the Never Mind the Ramones IV festival coupled with well-received support slots for Northern Electric Festival and Northern Exposure events followed.
The second album, Sirens, is in progress.
18-Aug-21 Bridges, our radio show, is still going strong on Radio Northumberland on the second and forth Saturday of each month with repeats on the first and third Saturday. The audience has been growing week on week, which is very satisfying. Whilst Radio Northumberland is still a small community radio station, we have big ambitions. We hope to have a proper DAB licence by the end of the year.
The focus of the show is mainly on dark electro, shouty guitar bands, cool ambient and a few bands local to the North East of England.