My Robot Friend
Double Feature Records
Now you’re talking. Energetic, fun, edgy, catchy and alive, Soft Core, is a delightful record. Two year’s in the making, it’s the third album from the band based in New York City.
Having started recording back in 2001, My Robot Friend has attracted a loyal fan club including the likes of Antony from Antony & the Johnsons, and even had their songs covered by the Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams. Eclectic to say the least.
A vigorous live performance, Howard Robot performs in an elaborate, personally designed light-up suit, while interacting with illuminated objects, wireless video camera, pyrotechnics and various other homemade props. Opening track, Robot High School is synth heavy with monotonous vocals, backed with supped-up electrics. Final track, 23 Minutes in Brussels, the hidden bonus track (they don’t do that anymore) is hip and rather cool.
Not only is My Robot Friend diverse and entertaining, the cover artwork is something else, with a conglomeration of fruit and cauliflower. Modern art perhaps? You decide. www.myrobotfriend.com.