For over two decades, Null Device has been producing electronic pop - or at least, that’s what they tell people. In truth, they’ve never been quite that straightforward. They’ve always kept pop hooks and big synth riffs at their core, but they’ve also written songs in Arabic and count a cellist among their full-time members.
Described by the press as “buoyant,” “sleek,” and “textured,” Null Device pulls in a lot of different influences. There’s of course 80’s synthpop, but also a love for reverb-soaked shoegaze, jangly dreampop, Madchester-era dance-rock, and even the occasional dose of ebullient Bollywood. Their music is cohesive enough that the listener can move from one song to the next without getting cognitive whiplash, yet diverse enough to appeal to anyone from millennial chillwavers to gen-X rave kids to old-school goths.