In a period of some competent if quite average releases from independent British electronic acts, one pleasant surprise has been the debut single from AFTERDARK.
The project of Kent-based vocalist and songwriter Marie Williamson, ‘Gravity’ was written after she attended An Evening with Rusty Egan at Pizza Express Maidstone, having been inspired by The Blitz Club’s DJ’s many enlightening anecdotes and his 'Welcome To The Dancefloor' album. Continue Reading ›
Hailing from Seattle, STATIC SHORE first showcased their brand of tranquil electronic pop in 2016. Comprising of Eric Smith and Shannon Alexander, their airy sound has become popular with those discerning music purveyors over at Artefaktor Radio.
While 2017's nautical adventure ‘Tides’ indicated further development with tracks like the comparatively uptempo ‘Money & Time’, it has been the glistening dreamy overtures of ‘Sun In My Wake’ that have gained the duo wider attention in 2018. Continue Reading ›
Berlin based Norwegian songstress and multi-instrumentalist FARAO could be next to follow her compatriot SUSANNE SUNDFØR onto the wider world stage with her brand of prog pop.
The musical vehicle of Kari Jahnsen, FARAO formally launches her second album 'Pure-O' with a self-directed and edited video for the captivating 'Lula Loves You', an electro driven number laced with sub-bass. The grainy stoic video gives ample opportunity for gear geeks to play ‘Name That Synth’. Continue Reading ›
Anglo-American duo STRANGE EYES combine a vampish magnetism with an electronic AOR backbone.
Comprising of Melissa Glass and Jodie Fox, the two were last spotted as members of VIVIEN GLASS who made a great bleep forward with their second album ‘Jura’ in Autumn 2015 before seemingly disbanding a year later. Now out on their own, STRANGE EYES’ brooding debut single ‘Black Heart’ successfully blends Melissa’s taste for FLEETWOOD MAC with Jodie’s love of IAMX. Continue Reading ›
What’s the definition of synthpop? Well, it’s pop music that uses synthesizers.
Whether it’s THE HUMAN LEAGUE or CHVRCHES, for generations over 30 years apart, these two acts’ interpretations of synthpop have been an entry point for many into the world of electronic music. People seem to forget that very few actually get into THROBBING GRISTLE on first listen! One new act embracing the sound of both THE HUMAN LEAGUE and CHVRCHES are the Leeds-based duo PARK FIRES. Continue Reading ›