2018 was a year of good songs rather than good albums, with many of long players not as consistent or as of high a standard as the bumper crop from the Class of ’17.
Interestingly, three graduates from the 'Some Bizarre Album' made it into the final list, thus highlighting the longevity of that particular vinyl showcase some 37 years on! So with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2018 presented in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
Wacky and wondrous, young Norwich duo LET’S EAT GRANDMA gave a refreshing sign at London’s Heaven that the anti-X Factor generation really does exist!
Comprising of Rosa Walton (vocals, keyboards + guitar) and Jenny Hollingworth (vocals, keyboards, recorder + sax), the pair met as 4 year olds at school. Often acting as if they were twins, their "experimental sludge pop" was showcased via their appropriately titled debut album ‘I, Gemini’, a work crammed with vivid imagination. Continue Reading ›
Documentary Evidence is an unofficial Mute Records website run by freelance music journalist Mat Smith. Smith compiles an end of year Top 10 albums listing and in 2017, he controversially included TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Reputation’ at No4 above the No6 placed ‘Spirit’ from DEPECHE MODE.
Mat Smith gave an explanation as to why last year, he preferred Taytay over Essex Dave and presented his Documentary Evidence…
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Dublin trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS make their long awaited return but perhaps unexpectedly, they’re back with a cover of the track that launched the career of Glaswegian synth combo CHVRCHES.
In its original form, ‘Lies’ was like THE WATERBOYS’ ‘The Whole Of The Moon’ re-imagined by DEPECHE MODE but fronted by ROBYN. But what Paula Gilmer, Sean Quinn and Eugene Somers have done with their reinterpretation of ‘Lies’ is offer a dreamy psychedelic electro arrangement. Continue Reading ›
What’s the definition of synthpop? Well, it’s pop music that uses synthesizers.
Whether it’s THE HUMAN LEAGUE or CHVRCHES, for generations over 30 years apart, these two acts’ interpretations of synthpop have been an entry point for many into the world of electronic music. People seem to forget that very few actually get into THROBBING GRISTLE on first listen! One new act embracing the sound of both THE HUMAN LEAGUE and CHVRCHES are the Leeds-based duo PARK FIRES. Continue Reading ›