PROFILE: ELECTRIC GUEST
The weirdest thing that happened to us was hearing about one of our songs getting performed on Dancing With The Stars
29th April 2013
By Kim Carr with Mik Curtis
ELECTRIC Guest are the first new act this year to have their album on repeat at Playlist HQ.
Mondo, out now, is truly brilliant funk and soul-filled pop.
It offers pinches of Gnarls Barkley and fl ashes of Empire Of The Sun, while sounding utterly fresh at the same time.
Frontman, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Asa Taccone, 30, met drummer Matt Compton on the LA music circuit and they shared a house with other musos.
Matt told me: “Danger Mouse was mentoring Asa and we were crazy workaholics but Mondo was a project not even to be released at fi rst.”
Now the duo boast Damon Albarn, 45, and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, 23, as fans.
Matt, 34, continued: “Damon is super-talented and I watched Harry Potter so it’s cool that Emma is a fan, but I try to see the bigger picture.
“The weirdest thing that happened to us was hearing about one of our songs getting performed on Dancing With The Stars.”
The US version of Strictly won’t be the last big show to come calling.
But for now the pair are focusing on live gigs, including shows tonight in Manchester, tomorrow in London and at next month’s Live At Leeds festival.