If Karin Dreijer and Trent Reznor made a record together, then they might sound like Norwegian leftfield duo SOFT AS SNOW. After two EPs ‘Glass Body’ and ‘Chrysalis’ released in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the Berlin based pairing of Oda Egjar Starheim and Øystein Monsen finally make the plunge on the long playing trail with their first album ‘Deep Wave’ out in April 2018.
‘Snake’ is a fine calling card for ‘Deep Wave’, with stuttering drum machine and whirring synth bass. Continue Reading ›
Coming over like the love child of Richard Butler and Neil Tennant, KNIGHT$ is making waves with his self-confessed brand of sparkly Britalo!
Formally of London duo SCARLET SOHO who were capable of a good tune or two as proven by ‘Gigolo’ and ‘Two Steps From Heartache’, James Knights has a new electropop anthem in ‘Alligator’. With its unashamedly glitterball disco drive, KNIGHT$ plays on his crowd pleasing nature like KID KASIO collaborating with LES RYTHMES DIGITALES. Continue Reading ›
Sheffield is known as The Steel City and from it have emerged a number of innovative acts such as CABARET VOLTAIRE, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, VICE VERSA, HEAVEN 17, PULP and I MONSTER.
One young duo hoping to join that roll of honour are PROMENADE CINÉMA. Comprising of Emma Barson and Dorian Cramm, they define their busy, multi-layered electronic sound as “Cinedramatic Synthpop”. The pair have issued their most accomplished song yet in ‘Spotlight’. Continue Reading ›
SOL FLARE are the up-and-coming London based trio comprising of Jenny Jones, Dominic Wood and Matt Marlow who recently unleashed their first single ‘Easy Line’.
While Wood’s lush electronics and drum machine beats provide the vital musical backbone to SOL FLARE, it is Jones’ magnificent voice, ranging from a piercing high soprano down to a powerful contralto growl reminiscent of Rindy Ross from Portland soft rockers QUATERFLASH, which gives them their USP. Continue Reading ›
ROSEMARY LOVES A BLACKBERRY is the multi-faceted Russian musician and artist Diana Burkot.
Part of the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective, Burkot’s debut album is entitled '❤', because in Burkot’s own words, it is “an image that cannot be spoken, at a time when visual aesthetics are the priority”. As if to reinforce this concept, the previously unveiled ‘Purr’ is shaped by a gentle conceptual slice of leftfield while its accompanying video challenges “Self-identification through social networks” 🐱 Continue Reading ›