Tiny Magnetic Pets
31 oktober 2022
Named after the collectable Japanese toy, Tiny Magnetic Pets from Dublin, are influenced by Bowie’s Berlin period, 70’s krautrock and proto-disco, with some 80’s synthpop thrown into the mix. With the joyous and quintessentially pop vocal delivery of Paula Gilmer, Tiny Magnetic Pets operate in uncharted musical water, somewhere between Kylie and Kluster. Their Happy Robots album ‘Deluxe / Debris’ is a brilliant encapsulation of what they do best. Drifting effortlessly between blasts of perfect pop and tight krautrock excursions.
The band have accrued some strong support for their blend of electronic European pop. Ex-Visage member and founder of the Blitz club, Rusty Egan, is an enthusiastic champion having remixed their track ‘Control me’. After opening for NEU! legend Michael Rother in Düsseldorf, they played a blistering show opening for ex-Kraftwerk member, Wolfgang Flür. That show was a defining moment leading to two collaborations with the technopop legend on ‘Deluxe / Debris’. The band were main support to OMD on their 20 date UK / Ireland tour in 2007 and on their 2019 Germany tour. In 2019 the band also toured extensively in UK and Europe as support to Midge Ure.
‘Deluxe / Debris’ was reviewed and featured by the likes of Electronic Sound Magazine, Classic Pop Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, Popdust, Bandcamp Album of the Day and many more. The single ‘Radio On,’ with Wolfgang Flür, was released in November 2018. In November 2019 they released a further EP with Happy Robots – the ‘Girl In A White Dress’ EP.