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 ›
With her quirky electronically driven avant disco, Los Angeles based SINOSA has charmed audiences with her debut single ‘If U Must Dance’.
Knowingly oddball with a delightful vocal nonchalance, the former member of FOL CHEN cites influences such as LAURIE ANDERSON and BROADCAST. Indeed, with a glitchy ambience amongst the beats, ‘If U Must Dance’ is what LITTLE BOOTS could have been had she put her mind to it. Continue Reading ›
Dark synthpop duo AUX ANIMAUX met in Stockholm at the end of 2015. Comprising of Ghosty on vocals, bass guitar + theremin and the classically trained Jons on synthesizers, among the brooding atmospheres lingers a gothic intrigue. This is not entirely surprising with influences such as CHROMATICS, PORTISHEAD, MASSIVE ATTACK and GOLDFRAPP.
Their recently debut EP ‘Black Holes’ gathers four tracks written over a two year period in Germany, France and Sweden. Continue Reading ›
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 ›