Ben Butler & Mousepad
Joe Howe - the man behind Ben Butler & Mousepad and known for forays such as ‘Gay Against You’ and ‘Germlin’ - likes to do two things at shows. First: “engage the audience as much as possible.” And second: “play the sh*t out of keyboards”. While thoroughly mistreating his keyboards and synths, Howe manages to - strangely enough - create contagiously danceable synth funk. With Mousepad he somehow merges ELO’s prog music with the new Scandinavian Skweee-sound, with the aid of live drums.