The Trons "Sister Robot"

The Trons "Sister Robot"
You know Kraftwerk weren’t really robots. I hope I’m not debunking anyone’s concept of what the electronic pioneers really were, but no, not robots. (Same goes for Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, they’re not real either. Sorry it happened to me so I feel it’s important that I ruin someone else’s day.) Have no fear though because New Zealand’s the Trons are actual robots in the disguise of an indie band built out of instruments and K’NEX (or some like-minded construction toy).

Okay, I’ll admit, the song "Sister Robot” needs some work: it’s a bit repetitive on the strumming, and I can’t really understand the singer’s vocals (no, not because of a heavy Kiwi accent). But this sampling is just a rehearsal, warming up for a performance at the Ignition Fringe Festival. Like any upstart band, they’ll improve. I guess we need to remember though that THESE ARE ROBOTS, so I’m willing to give them some time to hone some kind of masterpiece, get rich, develop umm… oil addictions (?), die of said addiction, break-up, release various flop solo albums, publish a tell-all autobiography about how Johnny-Five was their Pete Best, be the subject of both a Behind the Music episode and one of those Under Review DVDs that build documentaries out of former journalists and band members’ gardeners, and then launch a reunion tour with a new, much younger and more high tech lead guitarist. I can’t wait.