ALTHOUGH nominally hailing from the Wiltshire city of Salisbury, The Boy From Space – the trio of cosmic travellers Marshall Ward, Frant, and SuperDave – have far less earthbound concerns.
They’ve just released a new digital EP, entitled Positive Affirmations For Robots, in which they look to provide a little holiday season musical relief not just for you, but for the cranky silicate companion in your life, too.
They say that they were inspired to record this half-hour long digital collection after being inspired by the “online affirmations and meditations that helped the band through lockdown”; and we’ve got one five-minute track from the EP here for you to enjoy.
A drift of old skool, solar-wind-style heavenly ambience, the track features heavily vocodered platitudes and guidance to help your robot friend through any pre-Christmas gnarly patch or winter blues, while you tumble in its zero gravity. And it all comes with built-in lyric video capability.
Currently the trio are engaged in a mini-tour and personal tick-list of London’s most iconic venues: they’ve played the legendary punk venue The 100 Club on Oxford Street, Camden’s indie mecca The Dublin Castle and are fresh from a recent set at Islington’s The Hope & Anchor.
They got their first leg-up into the world of recorded music after winning a local pop quiz and judiciously investing the proceeds into some studio time; a debut album, London Paris Tokyo Space, resulted, since when they’ve picked up radio play from Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson.
And keep watching the stars: their new album, Super Synthetic Computer Pop, is ready for teleport now, too.
The Boy From Space’s Positive Affirmations For Robots and Super Synthetic Computer Pop are out now on digital streaming platforms.