The New Electric

The New Electric

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Fusing new wave pop with a rock edge and electro undertones the New Electric’s sound steers clear of the obvious. Their lyrics are quirky and engaging, their live show electrifying. The band’s raw energy draws in their audience and their genuine talent keeps it there.

Biography

‘What’s the style?’ … Eclectic.

Fusing new wave pop with a rock edge and electro undertones the New Electric’s sound steers clear of the obvious. Their lyrics are quirky and engaging, delivered with a raw, masculine conviction. ‘Flesh and Metal’, their first single and title song of the upcoming EP, is the tragic love story of a woman and a robot. A tongue-in-cheek melodrama, it showcases the band’s off-beat style and innate sense for the hook.

Slipping effortlessly from the angelic harmonies of the haunting ballad, ‘Blue Envy’ into the ominous tale of a stalker’s plight in ‘Bustin’ Over’, then launching into the maniacal anthem ‘Bright Slippers’, The New Electric show they are as diverse as they are original and vibrant.

The New Electric emerged on Melbourne’s band scene in the early months of 2005 and were soon headlining venues such as the Espy, Ding Dong and the Palais. Since high school, Lucchesi brothers, Marc (vocals) and Dan (drums), have been playing in bands ranging from deep 60s soul to traditional Italian folk and were founding members of the legendary funk outfit, Pornland, their cult following packing out shows at the Hi Fi Bar and Metro. With such a disparate collection of musical genres and experiences pulling at their souls the brothers knew they had to synthesise their influences. Along with ex-pornlander and long-time collaborator, Dylan Reynolds (guitar), they enlisted little brother Luca (bass) and good friend Percy Landers (keys), knowing that with these members they could create the sound they were looking for – the sound of the New Electric.

The New Electric’s outrageous and unapologetic sense of fun is infectious. It comes through on their recordings as much as in the live show. They create an underground atmosphere but at the same time their tunes are catchy and popesque. The band’s raw energy draws in their audience and their genuine talent keeps it there.

FUN FACTS

- The band began after being inspired by the theme to the Chevy Chase film 'Fletch’. The sound evolved...
- They were originally going to be called 'The Blue Electric' as an ode to their childhood heroes Ice House.
- Lead singer, Marc, was hospitalised for 4 months after a head on collision in Italy mid last year.
- The Tuscan Apenines make for good car crash scenery.

Lyrics

Blue Envy

Written By: M.Lucchesi, D.Lucchesi, E.V.Housden

She’s all love, she’s so cold
Lining up just to have it all
She’s so kind, she’s so mean
Intertwined in the party scene
Game gets old, she don’t cry
Bedroom moans are her alibi
She don’t know what she’s gonna do
But I know she’s gonna get some
Know she’s gonna get some

CHORUS
Love is overrated
Love is overrated
Love is overrated
And she’s dying
And she’s dying
She’s dying for more

She plays up, she acts cool
Pretty face barely out of school
She do nice, like she should
Found herself a poor man’s Hollywood
She’s all love, she’s so cold
Lining up just to have it all
She don’t care what she’s gotta do
Coz she knows she gonna get some
Knows she gonna get some

CHORUS
Love is overrated
Love is overrated
Love is overrated
And she’s dying
And she’s dying
She’s dying she’s dying
And she’s dying
She’s dying she’s dying

Blue envy
She don’t wanna talk about it
Blue Envy
She don’t wanna talk about it
Blue Envy
Blue Envy
She don’t wanna talk about it
Blue Envy

CHORUS

Bright Slippers

Written By: Marc Lucchesi/ Daniele Lucchesi

I will always love you til you’re gone
I will always love you til you’re gone
When you came along with your bright slippers on
I will always love you til you’re gone

I will always love you all my life
I will always love you all my life
When you came along with your bright slippers on
I will always love you all my life

I will always love you til you’re gone
I will always love you til you’re gone
When you came along with your bright slippers on
I will always love you til you’re gone

I will always love you all my life
I will always love you all my life
When you came along all the darkness was gone
I will always love you all my life

I will always love you til you’re gone
I will always love you til you’re gone
When you came along with those bright slippers on
I will always love you til you’re gone

I will always love you til you’re dead
I will always love you til you’re dead
When you came along was like a gun to my head
I will always love you til you’re dead

I will always love you all my life
I will always love you all my life
When you came along with your bright slippers on
I will always love you til you’re gone

Discography

EP - 'Flesh and Metal'
Streaming at JJJ Unearthed

Set List

A typical set is around 70 mins. But have enough for two hour sets.

songs in typical set:
What's the Vibe
Flesh & Metal
The Power
Night Vision
Make Up
Blue Envy
Mahoney
Australian Girl
Simply Unbelievable
Ghoulies
Bright Slippers