The Electric Sons are an Atlanta electronic/alternative band founded by, vocalist/guitarist, Andrew Miller and, keyboardist/vocalist, Ben Richards.
The band formed in 2011 when Miller left his job as an illustrator for the FX Network series, “Archer,” to team up with Richards, an advertising graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. Miller and Richards quickly gained a following of local fans after releasing a home-recorded EP under the name “AM83”. Energized by the grass roots success of the EP, the duo set their sights on releasing a follow-up EP. It was during those writing sessions that Miller and Richard’s shared love for electronic music began to influence their writing. The result is their latest self-produced, self-titled EP, The Electric Sons.
Shortly after the release of their debut E.P. in April of 2012, the Electric Sons were featured on the cover of the national music publication, Indie Music Reviewer Magazine. The EP garnered a 5-star review and critical praise. “From the production quality to the music, vocals, and lyrics: everything is a home run. After only 4 songs they will definitely leave you wanting more, so start it over and play it again!” (IMR, May 2012). The EP gained further momentum when the band was featured as Artist Of The Month on Fanbolt.com (over 130,000 followers). In 2013, the band released their debut music video for their single “Breathing Electricity” which received over 10,000 views in it’s first week. From their releases they have found themselves as featured artist on many prominent music blogs such as The Kollection, Indie Shuffle, Soundboard, Sound Is Style, and many more.
After playing only two shows in the Spring of 2012, the Electric Sons were invited to play CollegeFest in Boston. (New England’s largest college event) In 2013 ELS was invited to join Adrian Grenier’s lineup for the Wreckroom Records stage at SXSW (South by Southwest). This year they shared the stage with Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, and Grouplove at Party In the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Ga.
On stage the band brings an electric orgy of synthesized riffs and swirly guitar melodies while Miller’s clean-cut vocal breaks loose and soars high above the tangled web of synchronized beats and processed hooks.
Whether it’s the energy of the fan-favorite track, “Breathing Electricity”, or the shimmering luster of the soaring “Kyoto”, listeners of the EP and observers of the band’s live performance agree: The Electric Sons could very well be the first big electronic band to come out of the South.