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 ›
It was a year ago to the day that Ema Jolly, the Berlin based Anglo-Czech musician and producer behind EMIKA played her first true live concert at the Apple Store in London’s Regent Street.
Gathering together local support acts en route, the London leg of the British tour at The 100 Club comprised of a talented female triple bill featuring FIFI RONG and GEISTE. And it was the latter who opened a busy well-attended evening at the iconic music venue. Continue Reading ›
UNDERWORLD have now (in a variety of incarnations) been in existence for nigh on 40 years and this Wembley show was their biggest UK arena performance to date.
It provided a fitting anniversary for an act that has continued to push the envelope of electronic music production. In an effort to make this less of an “ordinary” gig, the show had a heavy focus on the band’s ‘Drift Series’ set of tracks. Continue Reading ›
It has been said before, but the best electronic events are those put on by actual electronic music enthusiasts. Cold War Night Life, in association with The Electricity Club, brought Sweden’s REIN over for a first UK show at TEC006.
In a stylistically eclectic evening, electronic duo KOMPUTER made their live return after their last appearance at Mute Presents Short Circuit in 2011. But opening TEC006 was the up-and-coming Leeds based songstress IMI. Continue Reading ›
If BILLY IDOL was punk’s crossover success story into the international mainstream, then OLLIE WRIDE could become synthwave’s…
Embracing that Trans-Atlantic friendly sound which was once the staple of MTV when it bothered to play music, OLLIE WRIDE unashamedly partied like it was 1985. One thing that stood out tonight was Wride’s endearing stage craft. So don’t snooze and lose when he next performs somewhere near you. Continue Reading ›