Electric Angels, named for Bill Nelson's album, "Electricity Made Us Angels", are the trans Atlantic collaboration of English guitarist Bob Kingdon and American sonic architect, Eric Daum. Having met through Bill Nelson's Fan Forum, Dreamsville, they first collaborated on a song, "Astro-boy on the Planet of the Amazon Women" on a compilation album in honor of Nelson's 60th birthday. They soon realized that they shared a love of much of the same music and their subsequent songs plumb a range of 60's, 70's and 80's Pop and Rock influences from Glam to Punk, Power Pop to Prog , and Orchestral Rock to Synth Pop. The influences are collaged into a unique style; always seemingly familiar, and yet wholly original.
The latest release, "Let's Take A Ride", is a whole-hearted immersion into Power Pop. Eric’s songs suggest a life spent chasing woman when not wracked by guilt or anxiety. Bob’s songs suggest he is still coming to terms with what goes on inside his head and reflect a surrealist nostalgia for teenage rock rebellion.
The third album, represents a dark turn for the Electric Angels. "Fear" weaves Art Rock and Psychedelia to create a Modernist tapestry of ennui and dislocation,
documenting the harrowing details of daily life. Psychedelic arrangements blend with power pop and proto-metal songs to present a bleak soundscape: at turns melodic and dissonant, falsely happy and despairing.
Strange Times, the second release, is lighter fare, a collection of Power Pop songs about lost love, both romantic, and includes the anthemic epic "As Long As We Believe", for the Rock heroes of our youth.
Their first album, 2012's Dark City, was bleak concept album about the alienation of contemporary life and the inability of love to overcome the chasm between us.