Felix Da Houscat, Royksopp, Presets
Johnny Hotrod, Coco Pop & Dandy Vandal - Vox, Synths and Beats Jimmy Swift - Guitar
Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Goldfrapp
electric limosine spawned from the creative loins of the dandy vandal and johnny hotrod. while dropping out of bachelor-of-creative-dole-bludging at the western australian academy of performing arts, hotty and dandy began writing and performing sleazy electro breaks. in 2004, at the tail end of a desperate pub trawl, the boys propositioned down-and-out cabaret harlot coco pop. barely of consenting age and keen to endure the required humiliation to reach the realm of stardom, coco found herself in good company amongst these daring electro desperados. in 2004, the trio made their live debut at ‘jig saw’, the first of a series of performances run by deuce productions. in 2005, their track “blissful intervention” was released on the ‘deuce presents jigsaw’ compilation cd, alongside an impressive collection of tracks from some of perth’s most prominent bands and producers. in early 2005, dandy, hotrod and coco were joined by jimmy swift - guitarist, pervert, psychology lab-rat and all-round nice guy - and electric limosine now had a getaway driver. as a four-piece, electric limosine felt they had the right balance of legitimate organ donors and boy-to-girl ratio to sustain the rock star lifestyle. since then, electric limosine has been escorted from the premises of many well-respected music venues around perth. however, perhaps the most notorious performances for the band have been those instigated by their local posse, bourgeois bogan, who have created quite a stir in the perth arts scene, bringing a much needed sense of irresponsibility to the local electronic music scene. electric limosine’s sound – a fresh and contagious mix of electro beats, retro synth sounds, flamboyant guitar and twisted, addictive vocal lines- has won them scores of fans both locally and internationally. with shades of light and dark, retro and modern sounds, combined with vibrant costumes, they are both fun and flirtatious, gritty and intense. their broad appeal has enabled them to incite riots and inspire angry mob behaviour at various community and religious gatherings. in 2005 their track awkward wasted was selected for the amnesty international freedom compilation album alongside ursula rucker, ben mono, resin dogs, and the procussions. electric limosine has also achieved international popularity via download.com, where they have frequently topped the charts, receiving thousands of downloads each week and sparking interest from djs, producers, musicians, copyright violators and the freeloading general public all over the world. since then they have performed alongside some of australias leading acts, including the presets, van she, cut copy, the bang gang, sneaky sound system, midnight juggernauts, muscles, riot in belgium, young and restless as well as internationals trentemoller and luke vibert. releases • blissful intervention on jigsaw001 (deuce records) • awkward wasted on amnesty international australia freedom festival 05 compilation • fake it/pedestal - electric limosine/thread split single (bourgeois bogan and sensei sound) • blissful intervention on ‘keep and open mind or else’ (Raylle-Japan) • blissful intervention (teschnik reinvention) deuce jigsaw 002 (deuce records)
A fresh and contagious mix of electro beats, retro synth sounds, flamboyant guitar and twisted, addictive vocal lines.
Electric Limosine are the winners of our Parklife WA competition. More about this competition »
What can the Parklife crowd expect when you take to the stage?
Three stylishly clad rock stars and one freak either wearing no pants or a silver lycra jump suit...you'll have to find out at the show.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing on the Parklife line-up this year?
Digitalism, Justice, Goose, MSTRKRFT, MIA.. ARGH, TOO MANY!
Tell us about your local music scene in WA.
There is a lot of original talent in WA, but unfortunately much of it doesn’t get recognised until someone else from somewhere else says that it’s ok to like it. But under-appreciation is good for creativity and gives you an excuse to be jaded. And being jaded makes you cool and attractive to the opposite sex.
What do you find easy?
Plugging in all our MIDI cables and audio leads...we have many of them but we got it locked down now.
What do you find difficult?
Having to pack it all down after a big show...all you want to do is grab a drink and go back stage and chill.
Describe your ideal gig.
Playing on a luxury Cruiseship, to a crew of hot sailors and airplane stewardesses, with David Bowie and Deborah Harry on backing vocals and pre Nicole Kidman Tom Cruise behind the bar, serving us pina coladas.
Australian music is...
Pretty sweet right now. We have a big indie dance scene going on and lots of bands touring around...even to Perth!View Profile Hide Interview
20 Jul 2009
"I was getting soooo tired of such monotony." Now think about the irony of that very first lyric. Hard to rate. It seems like Electric Limosuine (EL) are not pushing any barrier with the three selected tracks that they have given us here. Although they are following a trend to deliver sexy dark and at times funky dance tunes and it seems are doing it well. I am sure as a live show EL ...
"I was getting soooo tired of such monotony." Now think about the irony of that very first lyric. Hard to rate. It seems like Electric Limosuine (EL) are not pushing any barrier with the three selected tracks that they have given us here. Although they are following a trend to deliver sexy dark and at times funky dance tunes and it seems are doing it well. I am sure as a live show EL could inject the personality for funk into these tunes. Vox is nice yet seems monotonous in pitch and key. The beat and rythm are sexy but dont show too much character. It is like the melody and vox each in their own rights are trying to not overcompensate for the lack of personality of the other. A shame because it seems EL is aiming for something so good and well suited on the dancefloor.