Australian Penelope Trappes joined Ohio-born synth programmer Stephen Hindman in New York before relocating to London. Their first album ‘Voluspa’ showed some integral songwriting knowledge, with well-placed singles such as ‘Solid Gold’, ‘Thunderbird’ and ‘Hide Me’.
The second long player proper ‘Still // Alone’ showed further potential with its undiluted grown up timeless synthscapes and this summer celebrates ten years of the couple’s musical endeavours with ‘Autonomy’. Continue Reading ›
Californian label FiXT Neon is suitably at ease with some discerning synthwave acts and Texan duo PRIZM is their latest acquisition.
Debutants as PRIZM may be, their first EP surely comes in with a bang. Easy on the eye, Krisluv and Danni J. have already made sure their sweet tunes aren’t going to be easily forgotten. Combining classic songwriting techniques with contemporary musical inclusions, PRIZM are in for a win amongst all ages of listeners. Continue Reading ›
Now imagine John Foxx and Midge Ure teaming up to do a brand new ULTRAVOX album… Holger Wobker and James Knights have done the equivalent and got together to make a brand new album as BOYTRONIC.
But the first BOYTRONIC track to emerge from the Anglo-German pair is ‘All You Can Eat’, a spirited Eurobeat duet in which both Wobker and Knights hit those high notes with aplomb. Continue Reading ›
With the release of ‘Fakta För Alla’, PAGE have not only unveiled a candidate for the best album of 2019; they have sculpted some of the most mature and sophisticated sounds of their career.
Bengtsson can’t help making catchy hooks, and ‘Fakta För Alla’ (‘Facts For Everyone’) doesn’t have a single filler track. It is hardcore poptronica, with sweeping filters and bubbling basses providing the bedrock for Bengtsson’s dynamic vocal lines. Continue Reading ›
Manchester electronic veteran Eric Random has a fascinating history. As a member of BUZZCOCKS’ inner circle, his first album ‘That's What I Like About Me’ came out in 1980 on New Hormones.
But Random made his return in 2014 with ‘Man Dog’ released by Austrian label Klanggalerie. With his new work ‘Wire Me Up’ released by Sleepers Records, Random’s stark style of presentation remains, but his vocals in the vein of FAD GADGET take a breather on this primarily instrumental set. Continue Reading ›