Mega Emotion are two girls drumming over a sequenced beat. A guy screaming his guts up. “Part Pixies noise-fest, part 80s synth sunset” (The 405). Mega Emotion will be your 2014.
The trio launched in September 2013 with their debut demo BRAINS. The track created quite a stir, scooping singles of the week in both The 405 and The Music Fix, alongside airplay on BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq), XFM (John Kennedy) and BBC Introducing.
They went on to be tipped as ‘ones to watch’ for 2014 by the likes of John Kennedy and The Fly and will release their debut EP ‘Fake Feelings’ on April 14.
ME take inspiration from bands like New Order, Metronomy, CHVCHES, Sleigh Bells, Depeche Mode, The Pixies, Kraftwerk and Sonic Youth. The result is a reverent blend of post punk, stark electronics and synth pop hooks.
The trio are touring in March and April, having played a handful of warm-up gigs including support slots for Yuck, Lets Wrestle and at the Norwich Sound and Vision conference alongside the likes of Drenge and PINS.
“Brains starts like Blondie and soon becomes something different. Part Pixies noise-fest, part 80s synth sunset. I fucking love this song. It makes me want to rip out my shitty broken spine and flop around on a dance floor having fun.” The 405 (single of the week)
“Mega Emotion aren’t your standard synth-pop proposition. They may weave webs of slick electro beats that nod out to Blondie, but they also have a thing for excessive layers of noise.” The Fly (names to watch)