For fans of: Section 25, Ladytron, Mint Royal, My Favorite, Annie, Compute. Katsen are the electronic pop duo from Brighton, England consisting of Donna Grimaldi and Chris Blackburn. Donna and Chris met back in 2001 at a craft fair, when Donna's brilliant mixtapes, with their bold collage covers, caught Chris' attention and fired his imagination. For the first time, after playing two-fingered synth in various bands, he'd met someone with the tastes and talents to compliment his own. Together with a collection of toy Casios and old monophonic synths (some held together by gaffer tape), they began crafting what would become their 12 track debut album "It Hertz!""We'd get together to listen to records and after exhausting Donna's extensive and very cool collection, we'd get out my synths and toy keyboards and create our own sound long into the happy night." Interrupted only by Donna running away one summer to join the circus (true story), and Chris teaching acting to ballet dancers, Katsen songs continued to form, taking cues from 50s chic, 70s krautrock and the sharper edges of 80s synthpop. Following on from cameo appearances in compilations such as "Bot POP" (Happy Robots) and "Electronically Yours Vol.1" (Undo/ EMI), "It Hertz!" is the full length offspring of Katsen's eight-year partnership; the love of the square wave and all things Casio. Stand out tracks include the pop hit "Where Nobody Can Find Us," "Chequered Flag," "Let's Build A City," and "Constellation". The album also includes covers of The Passions and Black Box Recorder.
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