Over the past five years, there’s been some uncertainty over who was actually running their Twitter account, created nearly 20 years after the dance-pop Brits broke onto the global mainstream with their chart-topping, ahead-of-its-time hit “Unbelievable.” At one point, we thought it was Bay Area writer and Vanyaland contributor David Thorpe fucking with us.
UPDATE 9:46 a.m. EST: EMF has clarified for us that it’s their Facebook page that has finally been verified today, as their Twitter has been legitimized for “quite some time.” We’re rolling with it.
EMF — who took their name, Epson Mad Funkers, from a New Order fan club in 1989 — reunited a few times over the past dozen years, and in 2012 played two festivals in the UK before releasing a DVD, Long Live the New Flash Live at the Gloucester Guildhall/15 December 2012, just last year.
Today in EMF history: April 13, 1991 – "Unbelievable" entered the US Hot 100 at #87. It spent 23 weeks on chart, including hitting #1.