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STOLEN Enter The Gap

Along with FIFI RONG and Re-TROS, STOLEN are part of a new generation of Chinese creatives combining East with West. Having released their excellent breakthrough album ‘Fragment’ last year and undertaken a successful domestic live tour, the Szechuan six-piece consolidate with a new single ‘Enter The Gap’, recorded and produced by Mark Reeder and Micha Adam. ‘Enter The Gap’ has a visual presentation capturing the nature of modern China. Continue Reading ›

HOWARD JONES Transform

Electronic pop stalwart HOWARD JONES’ new album ‘Transform’ features another singular-worded title after the 2014’s multimedia-based project ‘Engage’. ‘Transform’ sees a welcome full-on return to (almost) pure synthesis for Jones. Long-term fans will undoubtedly love the songs here, and those that have maybe not delved into his work for a while should certainly investigate ‘Transform’. Continue Reading ›

Introducing SOMEONE WHO ISN’T ME

“Pop. What else?” is the mission statement of Athens trio SOMEONE WHO ISN'T ME. Also known as S.W.I.M. by those who find that a bit of a mouthful, the feisty threesome of Marilena Orfanou, Maria Hatzakou and Gina Dimakopoulou swear by analogue sounds, toy synths, chaotic guitars, fake strings, and off-beat rhythms complimented by deep voices in English and Greek. The new single ‘Pinku’ comes over an interesting snarly mix of TR/ST and KITE crossed with NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›

EUGENE Interview

Inevitably influenced by KRAFTWERK and DAVID BOWIE, one of Eugenio Valente's mission statements is “pop is a not crime”. EUGENE has been making synthwaves in the past 18 months, particularly with the dreamily propulsive collaboration with LISBON KID's Danny De Matos called ‘Waiting for You’. The Electricity Club chatted to the Italian singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and remixer about his ethos and upcoming appearance in London at Synth Wave Live 3… Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with HOWARD JONES

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his debut album ‘Humans Lib’, synth veteran HOWARD JONES will be touring UK theatres in May. The tour also signals the launch of his brand new album ‘Transform’ which features the sparklingly catchy ‘Hero In Your Eyes’ and ‘Tin Man’, a distant musical relative to early B-side ‘Change The Man’. The Electricity Club was extremely pleased to be able to speak to HOWARD JONES during a break from rehearsals for the forthcoming ‘Transform’ tour. Continue Reading ›

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