Canada does it again, using a bit of help from Sweden, with THE WEEKND’s new single ‘Blinding Lights’ owing more than a small debt to the supreme Nordic synthpop of A-HA and in particular ‘Take On Me’.
Noted for his dark wave R 'n' B and already a veteran of three albums, THE WEEKND is the musical vehicle of Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. ‘Blinding Lights’ sees THE WEEKND working with noted Swedish pop supremo Max Martin. Continue Reading ›
PET SHOP BOYS have enjoyed a lifetime spanning career, never shying from things in the spotlight, crudely observed realities and the knowhow of song writing.
Somehow they managed to stay fresh and down to earth with quality music creation, shadowing many of their contemporaries and staying on top. So 2020 plugs into the ‘Hotspot’, captured in the renowned Hansa Studios in Berlin. The album is culminating the trilogy of long players worked on by Stuart Price. Continue Reading ›
Originally signed to the Danish label No3, Danish Chilean vocalist Rebecca Molina released her debut EP ‘Corpus’ in 2017 and has since put out a series of singles on Tambourhinoceros in 2018-2019.
‘Vanilla Shell’ neatly rounds up all of these alongside additional tracks ‘Fastfood Widow’ and the EP’s eponymous title work. Citing a wide range of influences, ‘Vanilla Shell’ takes the listener on a trip though MOLINA’s eclectic psyche and is anything but a predictable listen… Continue Reading ›
LINEA ASPERA released their self-titled debut album in 2012. A collection of dark but danceable electronic pop, before any new listeners had an opportunity to discover and savour them, the duo had already disbanded in 2013. As with another great lost synth act MIRRORS, much of the acclaim for LINEA ASPERA has come retrospectively.
But although Alison Lewis and Ryan Ambridge continued with other projects, the seemingly unfinished business was greater than its sum of parts. Continue Reading ›
While KID MOXIE might be best known for her exquisite breathy synthpop like ‘Lacuna’ and ‘Dirty Air’, her latest musical venture takes her into previously unknown territory.
The vehicle of Greek-born Elena Charbila, KID MOXIE has composed the soundtrack to a new film ‘Not To Be Unpleasant, But We Need To Have A Serious Talk’. Elena Charbila chatted to The Electricity Club from Los Angeles to talk about her ‘Unpleasant’ experience… Continue Reading ›