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electric assembly live return

electric assembly played at the Camden Barfly last night, their first gig of 2008 and their first since their trip to Vienna last December for the John Peel tribute night at Fluc.  Watch out for details of new recordings and new live dates.



dream driven halloween special at the good ship with electric assembly, silver springs and ((konntinent))

Dream Driven Recordings host a Halloween Special at The Good Ship in Kilburn on Halloween night, wednesday october 31st.  electric assembly, Silver Springs and ((konntinent)) will serve up the sonic delights. This will be EA's fourth annual Halloween gig so expect something dark and special.

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electric assembly on you tube, video for can care be wrong

electric assembly now have a You Tube channel.

The first video we've uploaded is one made by Jamie Noel, (, for 'can care be wrong' from our eyes on the wall ep. It features footage from our performance at the OMSKBOOK launch where we performed with films by Steven Hanley.

At the moment electric assembly have one gig lined up for the autumn - our fourth annual Halloween night gig. Its going to be at the Good Ship in Kilburn for a Dream Driven Halloween Special. Our friends Silver Springs are on the bill too. We always go to some effort to make our Halloween gigs unique so its well worth making a mark in your diary.


electric assembly new track featured on OMSKBOOK cd

electric assembly have a new track - base station repeater - released on the cd part of the new OMSKBOOK.

Here's some info from the OMSK site:

'After ten years and over forty live art events held in multi-roomed venues as diverse as banks, boats and archways, OMSK moves into a different kind of site and is proud to announce its first foray into publishing with OMSKBOOK.

A big event in a book celebrating seventy four emerging and established artists working in performance, sound and moving image, OMSK Book is an art object which also offers a critical overview of an exciting period of change within live art culture. With guest contributions from writers Tracey Warr and Helen de Witt; a DVD featuring some of the most exciting work in moving image from the UK and beyond; and a CD packed with cutting edge sound and music compered by Rob da Bank, OMSK Book also includes a Do It Yourself guide for emerging artists and art programmers to propagate future platforms for experimental art.'

electric assembly played the launch event for the book on Saturday 30th June at South London Gallery.

OMSKBOOK costs 14.99. To purchase a copy contact



electric assembly gigs in notting hill and kentish town

electric assembly join the excellent bill Victory Garden Records have put together for ROTA at the Notting Hill Arts Club, Saturday April 21st.  The other acts are One More Grain, Team Brick and The Colonies. It all starts at 4pm and is free.

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electric assembly headline The Bull and Gate in Kentish Town on Wednesday April 25th. Both gigs will have completely different sets showcasing the band's impressive catalogue of material.



electric assembly gigs to promote eyes on the wall ep

electric assembly have some gigs coming up to promote the eyes on the wall ep. The first of these is Saturday 10th of March at the Dublin Castle in Camden.

See the electric assembly page for details of further gigs.



electric assembly eyes on the wall ep available

Dream Driven Recordings are very pleased to announce that electric assembly's debut ep, eyes on the wall (eaep1), is now available on cd. Running at just under an hour in length, it features - can care be wrong, white lake, colours change and pylons.  

electric assembly recorded and produced the tracks. 

Kramer (of Galaxie 500/Shimmy Disc fame) mastered the cd. 

First copies were sold at the Dream Driven Recordings Xmas Nite. 

Click on the Buy Now button above to purchase a copy.



xmas dream driven gig no.2

There will be a second Dream Driven Recordings Xmas Nite this year. It will be at The Bull and Gate in Kentish Town on Thursday 14th December, and will feature the same line up as last year's very successful night - electric assembly, Empty and Silver Springs.



electric assembly halloween gig

electric assembly play their annual Halloween night gig, this time at The Good Ship in Kilburn. 



electric assembly june gigs

electric assembly return to the stage for two gigs in June. 

The first of these will be on Thursday 8th of June at the OMSK event at Jamm in Brixton, (261 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9 6LH, nearest tube - Brixton/Oval). LUX will be providing some films for their performance. This is going to be a night of music, film, art and the unexpected with lots of different acts playing and performing. Proceedings start at 8pm and go on til 1am.

electric assembly are also playing on Wednesday 21st June at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, (2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, nearest tube - Old Street). This is a gig with our friends Empty who have organised the night in aid of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The night starts at 8pm and goes on til 1am. Other acts performing include Team Brick and Glass Cello.

If you can only make one of the gigs then please come to the gig on the 21st, as its for a very good cause. But if you can at all, do come to both gigs - their  sets at each gig are going to be completely different.




electric assembly and ekohed on myspace

Its been a little while since the last bit of news. Firstly - thanks to everyone who came to the xmas gig - it was a truly great night. Both Empty and Silver Springs played cracking sets, and electric assembly managed to pull off what was possibly their best gig of the year, despite the fact that Paul from the band had an accident the weekend before, and so only had the use of only one hand!

electric assembly and Ekohed have new myspace pages up which have mp3s for you to listen to. Go to and

electric assembly are busying themselves with recording and writing new material. At the moment there is one gig planned, with Empty, on June 21st at Hoxton Bar and Grill.


metro review of xmas nite gig, halloween photos

The xmas nite gig got reviewed on the metro site. Go here. There are some great photos from the Halloween gig here.




xmas dream driven gig

Keep 14th of December free for the Dream Driven Recordings Xmas Nite at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town. A stunning bill featuring  electric assembly, Empty and Silver Springs. At last a gig where you won't just turn up see the band you know and go home. Arrive early and see three great bands for 4 with the above flyer. Our Xmas gift to you.

Many thanks to all who came to the electric assembly Halloween gig. Despite the unfortunate technical problems with the projector  -  a real shame that - it was a great night. Through the smoke the band, all hooded up with fake plastic grins on their faces, debuted their new epic drone tune, hiroshima, which for twenty minutes transported those who came down to mysterious places.


halloween and xmas dream driven gig

electric assembly are all set to return to the scene of their first gig exactly a year to the day this Halloween, Monday 31st October, at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town. They headline the night and plan a suitably dark set with films being provided by LUX.

We are very pleased to announce a Dream Driven Recordings Xmas gig featuring electric assembly and their friends Empty and Silver Springs at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town on Wednesday 14th of December. The night promises to be a very special evening - put it in your diary! And make sure you arrive early to check out all three bands.



brighton photos

There are some photos up from the recent electric assembly Brighton gig - here.

The visuals on the night were provided by LUX - Steven T. Hanley - a friend of the band who has worked with the Resonant label artist Dialect.



electric assembly live photos

We have some photos up from the last two gigs - dublin castle, hope and anchor.



electric assembly brighton and london gigs

electric assembly have three gigs lined up to promote their forthcoming ep. The first of these will be in Brighton on Saturday 3rd of September at Freebutt on Phoenix Place. Doors are at 7.30pm and the band should be on between 8 and 8.30. More info and ticket details can be found at

London dates lined up so far include Thursday 22nd of September at the Dublin Castle in Camden, and a very special headline performance on Halloween night at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town.

Following their live review on the Splinter magazine website, electric assembly have been listed in Miss Fliss's current playlist in Issue 1 of the magazine on page 32. There will be a feature on the band in the second issue which is due out in the autumn,



electric assembly review

The April Dublin Castle gig by the band has been given a glowing review. It can be located at the website of a new independent music publication called Splinter magazine. The review is in the Web Exclusives Livewire section at




electric assembly gig

electric assembly will be playing the Hope and Anchor in Highbury and Islington on Friday 10th June, band onstage at 8.45.

Many thanks to those who came down to the Dublin Castle gig. Hopefully we will have some photos from the night up soon.


electric assembly gig

electric assembly will be playing the Dublin Castle in Camden on Sunday 10th April, band onstage at 8.30pm. 



electric assembly debut gig 

David, Steve, Paul and Amos from The Vertical Smile ) played their first gig as electric assembly, headlining the Halloween night at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town. The new name for the band was not known to anyone until it was revealed onstage, after a blistering version of Spaceheds and just before the beautiful opening chords of Can Care Be Wrong. 

It was a great gig with the Halloween theme adding something magical to the evening. There was lots of positive feedback after the show from fans of the band, the guys at the Bull and Gate, people who had come to see the support bands, and from the other bands themselves. 

Here's some photos from the night.



photos by Aisha


stills captured  from the two videos taken that night, one by Lorraine McHugh


phone photos by Peter Bullen



Those who were The Vertical Smile ) headline The Bull and Gate in Kentish Town on Halloween night, Sunday 31st October. The band shall be revealing their new name on the night..



The Vertical Smile ) played their final gig at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town on 15th of July. The band would like to thank everyone who came down, it was a great turn out. 

David, Steve, Paul and Amos are currently deciding a new name for the band.  



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