BIRMINGHAM ELECTRIC is the brainchild of American expat singer/songwriter Andrew Evans. While working as a recording engineer in America in the 1980’s and 90’s on multi-platinum projects for other bands, Andrew amassed a body of his own unreleased synthpop and electronic post-punk work that languished in storage for decades. In 2019 Andrew connected with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s Malcolm Holmes and Berlin techno guru Mark Reeder (of Factory Records and MFS Records fame) to finally bring his music to light, resulting in a series of singles and the debut album Communication, released on Believe and conzoom Records. So while in one sense Birmingham Electric’s dancey and groove-laden music is an authentic time capsule from another era, it is also informed by and updated with a modern electronic sensibility.
The band’s second full-length album, Terra Incognita, is well underway now and due for release sometime in 2024.