2019 was good for new music. The first two thirds of the year was particularly strong for up-and-coming talent, while a number of veterans returned to making music with synths for the first time in many years.
Inevitably, the quality of new releases couldn’t be sustained and things tailed off during the Autumn period. As per usual with a restriction of one song per artist moniker and presented in alphabetical order, these are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2019… Continue Reading ›
Following the sad passing of Mark Hollis, front man and songwriter of TALK TALK, many of the obituaries that followed focussed on their final two records ‘Spirit Of Eden’ and ‘Laughing Stock’.
But very little mention was made of TALK TALK’s 1982 debut long player ‘The Party’s Over’. Despite being generally glossed over in TALK TALK history, the album is an excellent under rated synthpop jewel that has aged well. 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 ›
REIN, the Queen of EBM arrives in London for her first UK show this November! Be prepared to dance! In association with Cold War Night Life, TEC006 will feature the young game-changing Swede with her two female percussionists to present a powerful set of hard hitting, adrenaline pumping EBM with a pop twist.
A true Rebel Girl, Joanna Reinikainen has moved the dial from aggressive shouty guys to tough girls; so this is girl power for real. Continue Reading ›
More than a decade since their last release NO-MAN return to their more synthetic roots with the new album ‘Love You To Bits’.
The release harks back to earlier NO-MAN works such as ‘Loveblows & Lovecries’ and ‘Flowermouth’ and is bound to throw anyone more familiar with the later recorded output from Messrs Bowness and Wilson. The mirrorball on the sleeve should give a clue to the content within. Continue Reading ›