Sophie Barker (of Zero 7) plus The Egg
May 16 2013
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Sophie Barker (of Zero 7)
You may know Sophie Barker as one of the vocalists on Zero 7’s Simple Things, that luscious, sweeping vocal at the forefront of the album’s breakaway hit ‘In The Waiting Line’. You may also know her for her work with Groove Armada, The Egg, Grooverider, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and Muki, or maybe for her previous solo album Earthbound. She also worked on The Rainbow Collections, a series of children’s music. It’s been a packed 10 years, that’s for sure – but with the release of new album Seagull comes the chance to get to know the real Sophie.
The Egg are EDM dance technicians - playing live massive electronic, rock, funk and house inspired dance music, with video triggers, samples and live and vocoder vocals. Their music is influenced by everything around them and inspired by artists such as Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, DFA Records, Hot Chip, Morgan Geist and the nu-gaze scene. Touring the USA this Spring to support their new album ‘Something To Do’ The band are well known in the UK, and fit comfortably into the global EDM club scene enjoying a worldwide hit with the massive Electro House anthem ‘Walking Away’ remix by Tocadisco and the even bigger David Guetta bootleg ‘Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)’ that followed. The track went to No 3 in the UK and No 1 in France, Spain and Australia. They have played throughout the world in Europe, USA, Australia and Brazil. They were welcomed into the US Jam Band Scene populated by bands such as Phish, Disco Biscuits and !!! playing comfortably alongside the scene's largest acts and impressing audiences wherever they go. Their new studio album ‘Something to Do’ is now released on their label Squarepeg Records. The 1st single is called ‘Catch’ and features remixes from Psychemagik, The C-90’s and Tom Laroye (Paris). They have worked with or been remixed by: Tocadisco, Mylo, David Guetta, Rollo (Faithless), Fila Brazillia, Grand National, Dusty Kid, Ulrich Schnauss, Atomic Hooligan, Greg Hunter (The Orb) and then some.... The new album has been produced by Robin Twelftree (Tosca, Reverso 68), Benji Vaughan (producer of Forwards) & Bruno Ellingham (producer of New Order, Goldfrapp, Mertz.). The album has been mixed by James Reynolds (Tinie Tempah). Members: Ned Scott (vocals, keyboards), Maff Scott (drums), Ben Cullum (Bass), Drew Thane (Guitar), Matt White (Guitar), Paul Marshall (Bass)