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"Garry Mulholland"

Dapper disco mavericks and the only British band capable of turning any venue they play into a dream version of The Danceteria in 1979. Most 'indie-dance' bands are grooveless fakes who know a trendy DJ. Transformer are the party-hearty, steeped-in-disco, Real Thing.
Garry Mulholland, Q / OMM - Observer Music Monthly

"Ben Gilbert"'s entertainment begins, for Yahoo! Music anyway, in the capable hands of Transformer. Loop's debut event offers a strong connection with the local scene and it's for good reason this energising electro-pop quartet are billed as "the best unsigned band in Brighton". The likes of "Coconut" and "Cinema Car" use an agitated singer, rubber synth loops, hypnotic bass lines, !!!-esque repetitive post-punk guitar attacks and an even a trumpet to get this party started. - Yahoo! Music

"James Kendall"

Transformer aren't just one of the best dance bands in Brighton, they are one of the best in the country, filtering post-punk New York quirkiness through the sons-of-Daft Punk French electro scene.. - Source Mag

"Nathan Westley"

Transformer are playing to a packed out room at The Hope. The singer bears an uncanny semblance to that of Talking Heads era David Byrne and you could easily imagine them being on a label like DFA. Funky bass lines collide head on with rhythms that instantly make you want to move your feet. - ArtRocker


Cinema Car - March 2008 - Public Eye Records



Few bands right now are riding the new-wave disco interface quite like Transformer, the Brighton-based quartet described by com as “future disco heroes in the making”.

Formed by Johny Giles (vocals, trumpet, keyboards) and Craig Mack (bass guitar), Transformer really took shape when the pair moved to Brighton, quickly gaining a reputation for their firing live shows at venues throughout the city.

Now comprised of Johny, Craig, Ben Adamo (guitar, keys) and Stephane Hourdille (drums), the group’s tautly-honed grooves draw inspiration from far-flung corners of the musical galaxy, meaning that their floor-friendly sound fits as comfortably alongside DJs like Erol Alkan as does supporting Holy Fuck, not to mention their extensive run of both British and international festival performances.

Drawing on influences that include LCD Soundsytem, Talking Heads, James Chance, Funkadelic, and A Certain Ratio, Transformer’s sound has also pricked up the ears of Channel 4 producers on the show ‘The In-Betweeners’, where the band played live in one of the first season’s episodes.

Their first single “Cinema Car” earned them the recommended list on I-Tunes, NME A-list, much national and international press coverage, a European tour including gigs at the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam and Fleche D’or in Paris, as well as a slot at Glastonbury 2009.

The band spent the end of 2009 and beginning of this year working on producing the album. They are currently applying the finishing touches.
The rest of this year will be all about releasing and touring.
The “Dragon Fly EP” is being scheduled for a June 2010 release, with the follow up album in September 2010.
Both releases will be supported by tours, merchandising and heavy press, online and radio campaigns.

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