TRAMLINK already has something of a cult following and now Croydon's iconic network is the subject of a song declaring: "The future's plastic, the future's electric. It's like riding in a giant Scalextric." The tune is the work of Eccentronic, a musical comedy duo from Croydon, and is part a show which they plan to perform at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals later this year. Called Croydon Tram (think Kraftwerk meets Kenley), the video features eccentric duo John Callagan and Ms Hypnotique sporting luminous green ties while extolling the virtues of the borough's eponymous transport service. "From London suburbs its off to work, gridlocked traffic drives you berserk. Trains and autobahns old and slow but there's an alternative way to go," sings Callaghan before the chorus kicks in. "Let's take a journey on the Croydon Tramlink, the future's plastic and the future's electric. It's like riding in a giant Scalextric. It's the only way to go. It's fun, fun, fun, on the Croydon tram tram tram. Let's go from Beckenham-ham-ham to Mitcham-ham-ham." Ms Hypnotique describes the borough's trams as "white, efficient, safe and green. Like a future town planner's dream." Recorded on a tram and at various stops, the video notes local landmarks like Croydon Clocktower and "the Brit School which gave us Dane Bowers". It also gives a nod to the darker side of the tram network, with Ms Hypnotique singing: "Travel in style through fabulous places, watch out for the occasional racist." The duo previously performed at Edinburgh Fringe and released a mini-LP – 'You Lack Discipline' on Cologne's Serve and Destroy' label.
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