“Pop. What else?” is the mission statement of Athens trio SOMEONE WHO ISN'T ME.
Also known as S.W.I.M. by those who find that a bit of a mouthful, the feisty threesome of Marilena Orfanou, Maria Hatzakou and Gina Dimakopoulou swear by analogue sounds, toy synths, chaotic guitars, fake strings, and off-beat rhythms complimented by deep voices in English and Greek.
The new single ‘Pinku’ comes over an interesting snarly mix of TR/ST and KITE crossed with NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›
Hailing from Dresden and a member of the Sinchi DJ Collective, Berlin-based JENNIFER TOUCH offers a varied musical palette that is sometimes danced-based and sometimes synthpop.
While her new EP release ‘Seven’ is more techno-oriented, her previous single 'Chemistry' was a dark electronic pop affair with that post-punk snarl, rising and reverberating with brooding vintage synths. Continue Reading ›
POLYCHROME describe themselves as “Neon Segawave”, probably an apt term of reference given their flirtations with synthwave and dreampop.
Fronted by the angelic presence of Victoria Harrison, she is ably partnered by Oliver Price and both contribute vocals as well as production. “We love it Lo-Fi, old drum machines, vintage microphones and Sega Mega drives!” the duo say, affirming their more rustic approach to electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
Like THE SOFT MOON meeting THE CURE, Istanbul-based JAKUZI made an impression within the local underground art movement, addressing the sort of personal psychological and mental health issues not known for public discussion in Turkish society.
Crossing haunting synth sounds with guitars for some moody electronically assisted gothic rock, their recently released second album entitled 'Hata Payı' is a concept record of sorts dealing with the acceptance of community and oneself. Continue Reading ›
Alison Goldfrapp and Tara Busch need to watch out, there’s a new synth girl in town, she’s got a Moog Sub Phatty and she’s going to use it…
Leeds based singer / songwriter IMI is gifted with a most glorious soprano but not only that, she applies that and her love of analogue synths to an intelligent avant pop aesthetic. IMI’s recently released EP 'Lines' contains three dramatically layered electronic mood pieces that encapsulate the early cinematic ambition of GOLDFRAPP. Continue Reading ›