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Southampton, the city that has produced such a rich variety of electronic artists such as James Zabiela, Tom Budden, Ridney, James Talk amongst others who have made such massive impacts in so many varied ways as well as helping establish a foothold for other local artists from this colourful little city, now something else stirs in the mirky waters.
Friction Machine are an electronica band who specialise in producing a wide range of electronic music ranging from ambient to dubstep which they describe as 'Widescreen Electronica' which they use to full effect with their rich and colourful live shows.
The main members of the band a Nathan Taylor & James Wesley who have both been writing music of their own for a number of years before joining forces in late 2009 to start writing their first sampler 'FM/EP' which was later signed to Ridney's Roo2 imprint in mid 2010. Shortly after they began to write and compile their first album 'Left of the Moon' along with doing various remixes and side projects along the way.
Since then they have gone from strength to strength performing at a wide and varied range of events in southampton as well as overseeing engineering duties for many of their peers due to their flexible and unique style of producing. In mid 2010 they began to write their second full length album 'Soul of a New Machine' which was subsequently signed to James Talk (defected/get physical) & Ridney (defected/ministry of sound) Extra Dry imprint with their 4 track sampler being released early this year with 'Soul of a New Machine' now on general release.
Support from leading artists and DJ's who have experienced their productions or mixes has helped galvanise Friction Machine's following and requests for shows/gigs. Now teamed with new members Arvid Miller, Ollie Walsh and vocalist Michelle Drew coupled with their work with another southampton local DJ Jody Hannan (turnmills/space miami) the future looks to be a very promising for them and with many promising releases and projects in the pipeline who knows where this dynamic and likeable act will go.