The perfect punktronic pair!
MANDA RIN: Visual artist and 1/3 of the Scottish band Bis. Top of the Pops in the UK, sold 100,000 albums in Japan, signed to the Beastie Boys' label in the US, wrote and sang the theme to the Powerpuff Girls cartoon. Loves music, gadgets + cats.
HYPERBUBBLE: Girl-Boy Pop Toy. Visual artists operating out of Texas, repeatedly toured Europe while blasting electronic punk all over the world on British, Scottish, French, Italian, and German record labels. Loves fashion, dancing + cats.
This year Manda and Hyperbubble have joined forces in a celebration of the ultimate indie-pop format…The EP!
On "Hyperbubble + Manda Rin", Hyperbubble's bionic bubblewave fuses with Manda’s kandy pop Chemical X to create six super cyber pop songs about females, felines, and outer space.
With the EP format ticking away, there’s no time to waste, and Jess, Jeff, Manda along with their cats Akiko, Smokey, and Flyboy have no reservations when it comes to making fun music for fun people (and their pets!)
It should come as no surprise that both Hyperbubble and Manda once cited “Supermarket Sweep” as being their favorite TV show. These sugar-fueled tunes create the sensation of racing down the aisles, pushing shopping carts packed with soda, candy, plastic toys and breakfast cereal.
Pure Pop For Now People invites you to fill YOUR cart with this delicious new release, digitally mastered and lovingly packaged in full-color cartoon artwork.
New reviews of Hyperbubble + Manda RIn EP:
"an instant jolt of pure unadulterated F-U-N...the upbeat danceable synth-pop cuts are what made us go bonkers over this infectious EP...Truly lovable stuff that's a total feelgood experience"
"colourful cartoon pop tunes...about “females, felines and outerspace” even features their cats Akiko, Smokey and Flyboy on the closing track ‘Attack Of The 3-D Space Kittens’. With lashings of vintage reference points, HYPERBUBBLE and MANDA RIN is a quirky collection of synthesised fun."
-The Electricity Club
"When the kandy pop Manda Rin meets the electric duo, Hyperbubble, it creates a universe of quirky and tasty mix of synthesizers, animals and space...instant pop songs with no other purpose than to provide a good time, and the maximum amount of pleasure."
-Electro and Pop
"...a six-song mini-LP that feels like videogame soundtracks, kooky ’80s new-wave kitsch, thoroughly modern 8-bit sparkles and synth-laden Saturday morning cartoon themes all mashed into the sonic equivalent of a truck full of Twizzlers..."
Previous Hyperbubble/Manda Rin/Bis reviews:
" Early Eurythmics meets Josie and the Pussycats! Drum machines and resonant analog squirts form the basis of (Hyperbubble's) unapologetic anthems to the golden age of electropop. The vibe is all about having too much fun to care if you look like a dork, and if you’re too cool for that, the joke’s on you."
- Keyboard Magazine
" Bow Wow Wow filtered through riot grrrl aesthetics."
- Rolling Stone Magazine
"It's all delivered with such honest intensity--and such a musically winning environment--that resistance is short-lived. Be prepared to hop around."