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OLLIE WRIDE I’m A Believer – FM ATTACK Remix

What a 2019 it has been for Ollie Wride. Having made his name as the vocalist of FM-84 with songs like ‘Running In The Night’, he made his first steps towards a parallel solo career. Co-produced by Michael Oakley, the resultant album ‘Thanks In Advance’ was one of the best of the year, a collection of MTV friendly pop, synth rock and colourful ballads. One of the album’s highlights ‘I'm A Believer’ has been given a sympathetic and enjoyable makeover by FM ATTACK. Continue Reading ›

GEORGIA Seeking Thrills

Signed to Domino Records, home of FRANZ FERDINAND, ARCTIC MONKEYS and AUSTRA, over the last year, GEORGIA has been the artist that everyone is talking about. Gaining mainstream radio airplay in 2019, her singles ‘About Work The Dancefloor’ and ‘Never Let You Go’ were great, mining ROBYN and CHVRCHES respectively in the process, the former stating “I have no material gifts for you”. Here were the signs of a promising breakthrough artist. Continue Reading ›

BETAMAXX featuring VANDAL MOON Never Sleep Again

Founded in 2012, BETAMAXX is the musical vehicle of Pittsburgh based Nick Morey. The most recent BETAMAXX album ‘Lost In A Dreamworld’ saw him bringing in wider influences such as goth and new wave. One of those songs is ‘Never Sleep Again’, a collaboration with post-punk Santa Cruz duo VANDAL MOON. Reflecting its tale of love and disaffection, ‘Never Sleep Again’ comes with a superb video directed by Dan Przygoda and shot by Brad A Kinnan. Continue Reading ›

MORGAN WILLIS Dreamer

French musician MORGAN WILLIS is something of a synthwave veteran. He’s been extremely prolific since his 2012 debut long playing release ‘Science Fiction’ and the 2015 electro-funk flavoured ‘Night Rider’ to become a respected exponent of the sub-genre. His latest offering ‘Dreamer’ has been called a “synthpop fairy-tale” and certainly this primarily instrumental set has been bolstered by the sweet feminine magic of PARALLELS, NINA and KEL. Continue Reading ›

GARY DALY Luna Landings

In 2019, CHINA CRISIS front man Gary Daly released his debut full length solo album ‘Gone From Here’ which harked backed to the Northern English atmospheres of their first two albums ‘Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain’ and ‘Working With Fire & Steel - Possible Pop Songs Volume 2’. Just from those titles alone, it was obvious that CHINA CRISIS had an Eno-inspired approach to their work. ‘Luna Landings’ is a must for synth instrumental enthusiasts. Continue Reading ›

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