Formed at the start of the Covid pandemic buy a bunch of long-time school hood friends and musical acquaintances, The Karma Effect, are a 21st Century take on a classic 70s rock, roll n soul sound; big on keys, guitar riffs and huge vocal melody, all combining into a grandiose sonic soundscape that draws upon the best of yesteryear. Their debut album epitomises this philosophy. It’s a no-nonsense throwback, encapsulating the energy of good time, arena, rock n roll, brought bang up to date.
The album, The Karma Effect, features 8 scintillating songs, written in solitary bedrooms and over zoom calls as the world tackled (and continues to tackle) a desperate viral pandemic… songs that have only recently seen the light of day via a handful of live UK shows.
Joining Henry on lead vocals and guitar, are:
Robbie Blake (guitar)
Seb Emmins (keyboards)
Liam Quinn (bass)
Ash Powell (drums)
Electric Black’s material is created to feel euphoric; powerful anthems for the highway with loud guitars, fat-bottomed rhythm, clear and soaring lead vocals, and layered backing harmonies blended for delicate, melodic textures amongst instrumental drive. Lyrically the tracks deal with a number of humanly relatable topics - the desire to better ones’ self, ambition and failure, sexual / emotional crossovers and the angst of love.
Ali and Jonny had played together previously for a few years, were writing album material and performing (out of necessity) as a 2 piece after disbanding their previous project. Matt and Ryan became available moving on from their former band; a ready formed solid rhythm section... some things just fall together beautifully. The current line-up has been together since May 2018. Their plan was to get the album recorded and hit the ground running. The debut album ‘The Calm Before’ was released November 2019.
Though recent in years, Electric Black are strong in numbers, having gained traction through over 200 live shows nationally throughout clubs, venues, festivals and any stage suitable for the straight up hard-rock that Electric Black deliver. Having led up to the release of their debut album ‘The Calm Before’ on the live circuit, Electric Black are taking to the digital circuit with the release of ‘Love Is A Light (For The Lost)’, their lead-track and debut official music video injecting some much needed musical uplift in times of worldwide pandemic. As the world opened up again in 2021 Electric Pushed on recording their first EP with its lead single 'Calendar Queen' furthering their reach within the UK rock scene and beyond with regular prime time radio play.
Electric Blacks debut album ‘The Calm Before’ and follow up EP 'Beggars, Thieves and Everything Inbetween' are available via all reputable platforms.