One of the leading acts in Swedish Synthpop, we are very proud to confirm that…
Elegant Machinery will be performing for us at Infest 2018!
Heavily influenced by classic 80s acts like Yazoo, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Rational Youth and Robert Marlow. Elegant Machinery originally formed in 1988 under the name Pole Position, they changing their name to Elegant Machinery in 1989.
Don’t miss what promises to be a superb performance by a truly crucial act on the Swedish Synthpop scene!
The Long awaited UK Debut by an act with 30 years of history…
Along with such bands as Page, S.P.O.C.K, Sista Mannen På Jorden and Kiethevez they define the sound of the Swedish synthpop movement.
Outside Sweden, Elegant Machinery famously reached number 5 in the Spanish charts with the single “Process”.
The band’s name derives from the album by DATA, a British synthpop group of the 1980s led by Norwegian Georg Kajanus.
A little bit of History…
Richard Jomshof and Leslie Bayne started the band in 1988. Robert Enforsen joined the band as lead vocalist in 1989, and the band released their first demo. Johan Malmgren joined the band as a tour musician in 1992 and later became a permanent member. Elegant Machinery disbanded in 1999.
During the band’s hiatus, Robert Enforsen worked on a number of side projects, including Enforce, Hype, Gobble & Gag, and Red Light District. Meanwhile, Johan Malmgren joined the Swedish band S.P.O.C.K as a keyboardist, programmer and composer. Johan and Robert also produced the debut album “Lost in a Maze” of the Swedish-British band Univaque in 2004.
In 2004, after a successful gig in Gothenburg, the band decided to work on new music. Johan, Richard, and Robert were joined by original member Leslie Bayne.
In 2007 they signed with German label Out of Line. A new single “Feel the Silence” was released in January. At this time line-up consists of Robert Enforsen, Richard Jomshof and Leslie Bayne. By early April 2011, the band had split once again…
By 2016 Robert Enforsen and Leslie Bayne reformed Elegant Machinery with new part-time member Jonas Kröjtz. They released a new EP on October 14, 2016 entitled, “I”.
We couldn’t be happier that they’re coming to Infest this August!