Electric Child plays electro-punk songs, covers Le Tigre, at Spin SXSW day party

If you think writing a song about your stalker is probably a bad idea, you’re clearly not a member of the banned-in-Brooklyn trio Electric Child, who performed the tune Friday afternoon at Spin magazine’s SXSW day party at Stubb’s in Austin.

Singer Alison Clancy is the stalkee. She also performs like id unleashed, which has apparently led to some club owners in Brooklyn banning Electric Child. No need for that here: clad in a bronze-colored skintight bodysuit, she pranced and prowled around the stage, made forays into the audience and executed the occasional arabesque, hinting at her other gig as a dancer for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Clancy was backed by a bassist and drummer on the trio’s trashy electro-punk songs, including the stalker’s tune, “Peter Peter” (wonder what his name is?), and a cover of Le Tigre’s “The Empty” that the band performed at a recent Kathleen Hanna tribute show in New York.

— Text and photo by Eric R. Danton

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