MAPS gigs are as rare as hen’s teeth (especially in the capital) and tonight’s gig at The Southbank Centre attracted a bit of a Mute Records “who’s who” with DEPECHE MODE producer / engineer Gareth Jones and Polly Scattergood both in the audience.
The man behind MAPS, James Chapman recently released his fourth album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss’ which saw a massive direction change from the electronics-based ‘Vicissitude’ 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 ›
Greta Louise Schenk is a Copenhagen domiciled German who first found wider attention in the atmospheric trio WHO IS LOUIS and the girl group IDA RED who she is still currently a member of.
The classically trained composer and songwriter is soon to unleash her debut solo EP, co-produced by the Berlin based Norwegian FARAO who released the critically acclaimed ‘Pure-O’ album in 2018. Kitsch, cool, weird and dreamy, it could all get very interesting… 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 ›
From the same stable as VILLA NAH, SIN COS TAN and THE HEARING comes Marko von Konow. The flamboyant Finnish art rocker says he is all about contradictions.
With rousing avant pop melodies and dramatic orchestrations, the lead single ‘On A Hill’ from the new album ‘For All & None’ sonically echoes THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS classic favourite ‘Love My Way’ with its charming marimba hook. Continue Reading ›