Female electro poppers Marsheaux took their name from a portmanteau of the first syllables of their first names: Marianthi and Sophie.  Hailing from Thessaloniki, the girls moved to Athens to form the band.   Steeped in electronic pop music from the likes of Depeche Mode, The Human League, OMD, Soft Cell, New Order and Sparks, the girls have worked  to bring their own personality to their influences over the course of four previous studio albums and during this time  Marianthi and Sophie have also carved out a parallel career as remixers, reworking tracks by Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Kylie Minogue, Depeche Mode and Moby. 

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Their latest album Ath.Lon is named both for the Greek word ‘Athlos’ which means achievement or feat, and the cities of Athens and London in which the album was recorded.  Ath.Lon retains the hallmarks of ‘80s electronic pop while brining a contemporary sparkle to the sound.  If you imagine that Susan Sulley and Joanne Catherall from The Human League had recorded a side project in 1983 while somehow being able to employ recording technology from 2015 then you wouldn’t be a million miles away from Ath.Lon’s overall feel.

From the powerful Burning to the playful Strong Enough, all the way through to closing track The Beginning Of The End, Marianthi Melitsi and Sophie Sarigiannidou have created a Eighties album that firmly belongs in the Twenty Teens.

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