First, I have to thank you all for supporting Eat Static over the years,whether you’re a new fan, or old… it has been my great pleasure to bring you crazy music that you seem to appreciate and to always be interested in, no matter what I throw at ya! I’m always amazed at how deep some of this stuff touches you… so thank you all! (Merv Pepler)
Eat Static was formed in 1989 by Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton as a creative outlet for the diverse range of electronic music that the pair were writing. Always intended as a live band, Eat Static can legitimately claim to be one of the UK’s first live techno outfits, cutting their teeth at many of the ‘orbital’ raves of the early 90’s. They appeared 3 times at the legendary Rage nights playing alongside names such as Carl Cox, Fabio and Grooverider as well as playing at early incarnations of Universe and Tribal Gathering.
Playing many of their formative gigs at hardcore raves around the UK, Eat Static quickly developed a spectacular live show that included a huge lightshow, a giant illuminated brain and a loyal following quickly formed, with the crowds realising that dance could be performed live at a time when ‘live’ performances by other bands were often mimed PA’s. Eat Static were always reknown to have that same energy as the traditional rock bands had had for decades and have continued to stay true to that live spirit to this day.
In 1991 Eat Static released their first three singles and the cassette album ‘Prepare Your Spirit’ on their own Alien Records label before signing to Planet Dog Records in 1993. The album ‘Abduction’ was Eat Static’s first release for Planet Dog in 1993 and Eat Static ended the year on a high note when the ‘Lost In Time’ EP was voted Single of the Week in the UK’s Melody Maker magazine and when they were voted Best Dance Act in the NME readers poll. Subsequent releases followed on records labels that include Mesmobeat, Solstice, Twisted, Interchill and TIP. Full discography, all 6 pages of them… here.
True to form, Merv has promised that none of this music shall be predictable or following any commercial trends!
Keep sucking the Static! BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!