Ok, so BLACK NAIL CABARET have never sat on the brighter side of synthpop. Not devoid of melody however, their monochromatic approach to electronica revels in minimalistic use of gizmos, positioning the one-time London domiciled Hungarians somewhere in the shadowed corners of the synth bubble.
They release a three song EP 'Bête Noire', this time going for the throat. The title song is described as “a distorded mirror, where people are rising against a faceless dictator, to no avail” Continue Reading ›
“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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Electronic pop music comes in many shapes and sizes, some of it is good and some of it is most definitely bad. So it’s important to differentiate and the makers of Synth Wave Live did just that with their smaller scale, but no less ambitious event, Synth Club at Electrowerkz in the heart of Central London.
Centred around a formal album launch for Hungary’s BLACK NAIL CABARET, the evening was bolstered by VILE ELECTRODES, KNIGHT$, THE FRIXION and THE DEPARTMENT. Continue Reading ›
Hungarian born BLACK NAIL CABARET have gathered a wide audience inside and outside their homeland, but debuted with a surprising version of Rihanna's 'Umbrella' to kick off their musical journey.
The Electricity Club is chatting to BLACK NAIL CABARET about their past, present and future with the news that they will be performing at London’s Electrowerkz on SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017 as part of Synth Club. Continue Reading ›