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GRETA Ardent Spring – Part I

This is the story of the classically trained German chanteuse who moved to Scandinavia and found success in a Danish girl group. And when she made the move into creating something solo, she became inspired and sought the help of a Norwegian who lived in Berlin. With her FARAO produced debut EP ‘Ardent Spring - Part I’, she has entered the dreamy synthpop universe also occupied by her Norsk collaborator where her angelic vocal tones can shimmer and shine. Continue Reading ›

MECHA MAIKO ‘Let’s!’

Hayley Stewart and Jared Nickerson had a good thing going with DEAD ASTRONAUTS. A self-confessed lover of Japanese culture, the Canadian songstress adopted the name of MECHA MAIKO and started creating little electronic gems, mixing sweet and poppy naive synth with the nostalgia of the classic era. 'Let's!' will surprise again and potentially steal the top spot for many this year. Continue Reading ›

CULT WITH NO NAME Mediaburn

CULT WITH NO NAME are possibly smoothness personified. The suave crooner figure of  Erik Stein and the understated ivory virtuoso of Jon Boux issued their first album ‘Paper Wraps Rock’ in 2007. Having released their best album to date in 2017’s ‘Heir Of The Dog’, ‘Mediaburn’ is their ninth and features the familiar cast of esteemed supporting players such as Kelli Ali, Steve Brown and Blaine L Reininger, who made their names in SNEAKER PIMPS and TUXEDOMOON. Continue Reading ›

LUSTANS LAKEJER + PAGE Live in Malmö

Two of Sweden’s best loved acts of a more synthy disposition LUSTANS LAKEJER and PAGE gathered together at Malmö’s Babel for a celebration of classic songs and artistic progression. Located in the shell of an old brick-built church, while Babel’s soundsystem and views of the stage were superb, its tedious entrance infrastructure left a lot to be desired. In all, it was a glorious evening featuring the best in classic Swedish pop as influenced by Synth Britannia, without the need for a translator. Continue Reading ›

CHROMATICS Closer To Grey

Oregon-born CHROMATICS have undergone multiple line-up changes since their first release ‘Chrome Rats vs. Basement Rutz’, as well as style shifts and near death experiences. Needless to say, the now foursome Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller and Nat Walker are back from a seven year hiatus with a powerful vengeance in form of ‘Closer To Grey’. Since their fifth studio opus, ‘Kill For Love’, the band had been planning outing number six, entitled ‘Dear Tommy’. Continue Reading ›

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