JVT First Public Appearance
But the surprise package of the evening were the 33/1 outsiders, a pair of anonymous fortysomething chaps called Jules Verne Theory. An electronic band?? On the Isle of Man?? Playing live?? You bet.
Standing somewhat shyly behind their MacBooks and synthesizers, the two musikarbeiter belted out big electro with shades of 80s old schoolers such as Depeche Mode, the Human League and Cabaret Voltaire.
Yet their retro future contained some contemporary twists with flavours of Orbital and trance. Rumour has it that one of them trained at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop..or perhaps that was because of their excellent cover of the Doctor Who theme to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
Where they come from or who they are doesn’t really matter. The fact that they’re here on the island is a Force 9 of fresh air.
- Isle of Man Newspapers