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AVEC SANS We Are

‘We Are’ is the latest single from London based pairing AVEC SANS. Remixed from their debut album ‘Heartbreak Hi’ released in 2016, it is beefed up considerably from the original.

The self-directed video to ‘We Are’ acts as an excellent visual accompaniment with the duo cast in a series of fast cut strobe-induced settings. Certainly, it’s been visually in a live setting that AVEC SANS have made the biggest impression. More inside ›

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PARALLELS Metropolis

Canada often treats the listener of electronica to some sparkling gems, including GRIMES, DELERIUM, SKINNY PUPPY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY or RATIONAL YOUTH, and PARALLELS are now one of them.

Known for their use of vintage synths, including the Korg PolySix and Juno 60, the self-confessed fans of DEPECHE MODE, KATE BUSH and NEW ORDER have now released their third opus ‘Metropolis’. More inside ›

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LADYHAWKE Wild Things

ladyhawke-wild-things-LPThe music industry can be a fickle mistress, one moment you’re flavour of the month, a few wrong steps later and before you know it you’re on a one-way elevator trip to Obscurityville.

Pip Brown AKA LADYHAWKE is undoubtedly acutely aware of this. Back in 2009 her slow burning self-titled debut album was immensely successful.

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TAYLOR SWIFT New Romantics

TAYLOR SWIFT New RomanticsA conceptual opus based around George Orwell’s ‘1984’ but looking at the spectre of ‘Big Brother’ five years on, TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘1989’ sold over a million physical copies during its first week in the US.

One track that did not fit in with the ‘1989’ concept was deluxe bonus track ‘New Romantics’.

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CHVRCHES Live at the Royal Albert Hall

CHVRCHES Brighton2015-13The success of CHVRCHES is proof that there is still an international market for synthpop. Successfully overcoming the second album syndrome, ‘Every Open Eye’ showcased a refined CHVRCHES and their knack for great songwriting.

Now elevated to arena status, the gigs at the SSE Hydro in their hometown of Glasgow and tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall are evidence of how far CHVRCHES have come.

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