Bikini Invaders

Bikini Invaders

 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, ESP
BandEDMAlternative

Post nu rave scene going back to basics:from 8bit to acid patterns, from electro to d'n'b...Bikini Invaders don't take prisoners on the dance floor...whatever the hell this means nowadays...

Biography

Both the Spanish and Canarian alt music scenes missed a debut like this. With the increasing international impact of Barcelona-based electro-dance rock acts such as Delorean or global sampling champion El Guincho (born also in the Canary Islands), there was the need of a work compelling the best of dance-oriented electronic mayhem coming out of the UK since last Summer of Love of 88, all that jazz that has been lately labeled in its fusion with indie trends as “nu rave”. It is not strange that a record like this was to appear in a territory like the Canaries, so linked, for obvious tourist reasons, to UK’s underground clubbing scene of the last 20 years.

A first listen could make us think to establish The Prodigy as the main referent for the Invaders creative world, but Howlett’s gang mean a bunch of master veterans repeating a formula they helped to breed, while the Invaders mean a nu generation reassuming a concept they did not witness in its origins, but they know it is people like them the ones called to revitalise it. Let’s say that the Invaders case is that of Hadouken! without the anguish of having to find the NME’s Single of the Week pleaser, which means same spirit but more creative freedom and capacity.

Thus, despite their youth, both Mr Voltage, a music teacher with a background in acts ranging from rock’core to synth pop, and Mr Disorder, an audiovisual maker with an experience as an underground DJ and a promoter in England in the last years, have been able to create a perfect sound collage moving from the 80’s 8bit and acid’s patterns to 90’s jungle and d’n’b’s atmospheres with infectious industrial and electro’s back ups.

Born in 2009, it has taken them less than a year to release their debut album “Attack It!”. This a title inferring the velocity and urgency of depicting the moment. They have done good in not awaiting to release this accelerated debut. Maybe in some months the Invaders could not exist or be doing something radically different -that’s the way it has to be understood their shocking acoustic version from “I Got Nothing” on the bonus tracks-, and that is something that confirms that the Tenerife duo have fully understood the DIY-punk’s spirit of both 20 years ago or today’s raving scene.

With the co-production and mixing by Javi Resonance, another “man on a mission” in the islands electronic scene, the coherent artwork and layout by Barcelona based designer Ankhside and the brilliant mastering by Christian Wright at London’s Abbey Road Studios, this debut album sounds with the “take no prisoners” spirit of old skool’s rave, which is exactly what the duo makes in their infectious live performances. This is cool, in the very meaning of the word.

Lyrics

Come With Us

Written By: Bikini Invaders

It´s easy to know when you feel all alone
This could be your own fall of troy
I´ll be chasing it they can be sure
This can´t stop there´s no more control

Come with us!! And fuck it all!!

I´ll be chasing it they can be sure
This can´t stop there´s no more control

Come with us!! And fuck it all!!

Try to think; what you see; it´s not real

I Got Nothig

Written By: Bikini Invaders

I got nothing
We spend all the coins
The jukebox is burning, now I just have one choice
The emptyness is nothing,
It´s the hole that no one fills
The senseless is nothing,
That´s what crazy men would dare to be
Change your mind
That´s what they would dare to be

Dance Next To Me

Written By: Bikini Invaders


We want to reach the sky, it´s not so far from here
We don´t think that it´s right come back and dance with me
Let the sound get inside, the lights are what you can see
Set this place on fire and just dance next to me

There´s no air I feel like dying
Breaking free and flying higher
It´s my soul behind your eyes where I will find a place to dance

We want to reach the sky, it´s not so far from here
We don´t think that it´s right come back and dance with me
Let the sound get inside, the lights are what you can see
Set this place on fire and just dance next to me

There´s no air I feel like dying
Breaking free and flying higher
It´s my soul behind your eyes where I will find a place to dance

I waste my breathe I don´t regret it
So close to me you burn my body
There´s no way to escape from your sins
Give me poison from your lips

We want to reach the sky, it´s not so far from here
We don´t think that it´s right come back and dance with me
Let the sound get inside, the lights are what you can see
Set this place on fire and just dance next to me

Remember That

Written By: Bikini Invaders

We don´t know how this world is going to change
Or if the future is going to be ok
Remember what, you´ve done, or what you´ll do now
Try to dig and maybe you find the perfect sound

The perfect sound and you,
the perfect sound and me,
the perfect sound we are

Raise Your Fist

Written By: Bikini Invaders

If you think you are right, just do it!!
Close your eyes now and just do it!!
They will say it´s not ok but your turn the page
You can stand up so just do it!!!

Never hide
Raise your fist so high
They have to realize time is running out

If you think you are right, just do it!!
Close your eyes now and just do it!!
They will say it´s not ok but your turn the page
You can stand up so just do it!!!

Steel and Pavement

Written By: Bikini Invaders

We mix in with the crowd
We put our feet on the ground
Don´t stay and let´s go
Just dance and brake your bones,
don´t let the bad grass grow!!!

No fronts no spaces, it grows in different places
The steel is now our home but we don´t let the bad grass grow
No future no present, drying the tears of their faces
The pavement is like hell right now but we don´t let the bad grass grow

We mix in with the crowd
We put our feet on the ground
Don´t stay and let´s go
Just dance and brake your bones,
don´t let the bad grass grow!!!

Discography

Attack It! (2010)

Set List

01.- TUNNEL BORING MACHINE.
02.- COME WITH US.
03.- I GOT NOTHING.
04.- REMEMBER THAT.
05.- RAISE YOUR FIST.
06.- DANCE NEXT TO ME.
07.- STEEL & PAVEMENT.
08.- DON'T GET ANY CLOSER.