Minny Pops

Live Act Electronica Electro-Experimental
Minny Pops - Electronica Electro-Experimental Live Act in London

Minny Pops Short Info

Formed by vocalist/band leader Wally van Middendorp in 1978, Dutch electro pioneers Minny Pops borrowed their name from a primitive Korg drum machine and their approach from conceptual art at its most mischievously off-kilter. Their association with the legendary Manchester label Factory Records, which began in 1980, would see them produced by Martin Hannett, tour with Joy Division and then New Order, and become the first Dutch group to record a Peel Session.
In 2012, van Middendorp and collaborators old and new regrouped for Minny Pops’ first live performances since 1981, touring the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, and, along the way, recording a 7” single at the invitation of The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess for his O Genesis label. 2014 has brought the re-release of the acclaimed ‘Sparks in a Dark Room’ and ‘Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement’ albums on the Factory Benelux label, and, with the band now based in the UK, the opportunity to undertake further erratic, irresponsible and unexpected live engagements.

Formed by vocalist/band leader Wally van Middendorp in 1978, Dutch electro pioneers Minny Pops borrowed their name from a primitive Korg drum machine and their approach from conceptual art at its most mischievously off-kilter. Their association with the legendary Manchester label Factory Records, which began in 1980, would see them produced by Martin Hannett, tour with Joy Division and then New Order, and become the first Dutch group to record a Peel Session.
In 2012, van Middendorp and collaborators old and new regrouped for Minny Pops’ first live performances since 1981, touring the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, and, along the way, r...

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Past Gigs Minny Pops

  • 06 | 2015 The Others, London Tuesdays Post
  • 04 | 2015 Islington Mill, Salford Fat Bastard Cock Festival

Discography Minny Pops

  • 2014 Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement Album | Factory Benelux
  • 2014 Sparks in a Darkroom Album | Factory Benelux

Media

  • Video Minny pops - Goddess (Live ...
  • Video Minny Pops - Time
  • Sound Minny Pops - Glistering (ed...
  • Sound Time (from Standstill to Mo...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Wally van Middendorp vocals
  • John Barrett drums
  • Louise Woodcock keyboards
  • Iona Tangue clarinet
  • Lee McFadden guitar

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