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 ›
Halloween might be the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remember the dead, but KNIGHT$ kept things alive and kicking at The Roadtrip & The Workshop in London’s Hoxton.
For James Knights, it’s been a very busy year with albums released as KNIGHT$ and with BOYTRONIC, a UK tour opening for A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS plus assorted European gigs and notable music industry figures knocking on his door, taking an interest in his increasing stature. Continue Reading ›
It may have been ‘Double Exposure’ but the Italians Do It Better triple bill at The Roundhouse in London was a conceptual artistic triumph from the bottom up.
Headlined by CHROMATICS, the line-up also included their label mates DESIRE and DOUBLE MIXTE with all three acts having the multi-instrumentalist, producer and IDIB head honcho Johnny Jewel in common. Stylishly conceived and presented, it was like a danceable art installation. Continue Reading ›
Outland presented an enticing synthwave double billing with Vancouver’s FM ATTACK and Manchester’s FUTURECOP! at Electrowerkz in London.
The London-based promoters have had a busy year where they undertook their most ambitious undertaking yet in Toronto during the summer featuring DANA JEAN PHOENIX, MECHA MAIKO, PARALLELS, MICHAEL OAKLEY, KALAX, TIMECOP1983 and FM ATTACK. Continue Reading ›
Between 1982-1985, FIAT LUX released six singles which showcased their electronically assisted melancholic pop sound with a distinct dual vocal harmony and a rooted emotional centre.
The trio of Steve Wright, David P Crickmore and Ian Nelson were critically acclaimed with BBC Radio1 airplay and a notable appearance on ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’. St Clements C of E Church in Bradford was the ideal serene setting for the first FIAT LUX concert in 35 years. Continue Reading ›