Lauded for his influence as the pioneer of commercial electronic and industrial music by a diverse array of the world's greatest artists such as Trent Reznor, the Wu-Tang Clan, the Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga, Gary Numan has never stopped innovating. Not resting on his vast back catalogue of worldwide hits, such as 'Are 'Friends' Electric?', 'Cars' and 'Metal', Numan has continued to push new boundaries, and none more so than on his latest release 'Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)' (out 15 October 2013), which is already causing a buzz of anticipation within the media with Rolling Stone, Stereogum, NPR, USA Today, Billboard, Nylon, Aquarium Drunkard, Under The Radar, Consequence of Sound, Magnet and more, all giving coverage to the upcoming release. Numan rose to prominence as the creative force behind electro pioneers Tubeway Army, scoring chart-success and worldwide critical-acclaim with the single 'Are 'Friends' Electric?', and the album 'Replicas'. After going solo Numan immediately found global success with his classic album 'The Pleasure Principle', which featured the worldwide hit single 'Cars'. Numan's music has continued to stay in the spotlight thanks to his own musical output and bands such as Jack White's The Dead Weather covering the classic 'Are 'Friends' Electric?', Foo Fighters covering 'Down In The Park', Nine Inch Nails's reworking of 'Metal' and Numan's own collaborations with the likes of Battles. 'Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)' sees the Award winning electro-legend team-up with Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck on his heaviest and most accomplished electro album yet.
Big Black Delta
Jonathan Bates' solo project Big Black Delta was born from a several year hiatus from the music industry. After creating several EP's and one LP with the Los Angeles based rock band Mellowdrone, Bates decided to leave the band in order to develop his conscious and create a different style of music. He bought a laptop from friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, Sonoio) and from there started creating a minimal, innovative sound that would transform into Big Black Delta. With the help of female drum duo Mahsa Zargaran and Amy Wood, Jonathan Bates takes you on a journey through space with a heavy snare and electronica sound.
They will be playing at The Satellite in Los Angeles on May 27th so do not miss out on the opportunity to travel to the cosmos with Big Black Delta.