Music preview: Keep Shelly In Athens @ Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

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Tonight (8 May), 8pm, £7, Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 333 0900. www.nicensleazy.com

VIDEO: Keep Shelly In Athens -
a) The Rogue Superhero b) Ready To Pay The Price
(In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream, 2012)

Keep Shelly In Athens are a mystery. They’ve revealed very little about themselves online, making it difficult for journalists to waffle on about anything but their sound.

So here goes. Currently setting dancefloors alight with a thrilling brand of disco, techno and dreampop, these guys are everything yet nothing you’ve ever heard in modern electronic music.

Haunting female vocals are married with epic synths and melancholic grooves like a jigsaw puzzle made up from pieces of Blonde Redhead, Röyksopp and Boards Of Canada.

After a bit of phone hacking, I can now tell you we’re dealing with a boy-girl duo here. Based in the Greek capital, they’re comprised of vocalist Sarah P. and a musician who goes by the enigmatic abbreviation RPR. Their latest release, In Love With Dusk / Our Own Dream, is available on Forest Family Records.

This secretive pair are touring Europe at the moment, and tonight drop in at Nice N Sleazy – where Glasgow’s post-rock legends Mogwai sometimes hang out.

It’s quite possibly the coolest venue on Sauchiehall Street, though to point that out is as obvious as stating VERY CLEARLY that no voicemails were actually intercepted in the writing of this article.