British synthpoppers NZCA Lines make feel-good electronic pop with sci-fi elements. It took NZCA Lines – aka Michael Lovett – four years to return with second album ‘Infinite Summer’, but when it dropped, it was a collection of sleek pop songwriting that had been well worth the wait.

This year’s single ‘Two Hearts’ was an infectiously immediate pop song that’s been remixed into an equally as catchy remix by Metronomy, and this autumn, along with drummer Sarah Jones (of Hot Chip), they’re touring to bring their energetic, upbeat sets to the masses.

Ahead of a show at Village Underground tonight, we got to know NZCA Lines a little better.

If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
Sexy, sleek, emotional

My favourite film ever is…
Blade Runner (standard, but true)

The most famous person I’ve met is…
David Ginola

The best venue I’ve played so far is…
Alexandra Palace

The song I hate the most is…
Anything by James Bay

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Target marking at Bisley shooting range.

If I was in a tribute band it would be a….
.. an incredible wedding band with Joe and Oscar from Metronomy, called Terminal Velocity. It’s real. We play everything from Outkast to Hall & Oates.

My favourite word is….
Infinitesimal

If I had a super power I’d want it to be….
Hyper-organisation

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
The Mojave desert

I think you should listen to…
Ex Reyes

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Frank Zappa


NZCA Lines play Village Underground, 28th September (tonight).