With influences including HURTS, PET SHOP BOYS, HOT CHIP and FENECH-SOLER, London based REAL EXPERTS recently released their third album ‘Expertism For The Casual Voyeur’.
Coining the phrase “perfect pop” as an ethos for the varied palette of REAL EXPERTS, the collective’s Tame Genius Andrew Maley chatted to The Electricity Club about this latest opus. More Inside ›
Today, CHVRCHES are perhaps the nearest thing to the ‘Synth Britannia’ tradition and have proved that there is an international market for synthpop. But elsewhere, acts like YEARS & YEARS and EKKOES are being championed by the mainstream press as ‘synthpop’ when they clearly aren't.
These mis-sold products would surely be questioned under the Trade Descriptions Act, like PPI? It goes on, so what has happened to synthpop? More Inside ›
As the Yule Tide season comes into full swing, The Electricity Club looks at a dozen modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant... with a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both.
Whatever your plans for the holiday period, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer :) More Inside ›
Few bands polarise opinion amongst the synth community quite like HURTS. Some admire their grandiose aesthetic which follows in the footsteps of bands like ULTRAVOX and A-HA. Others see Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson them as nothing more than a boy band with a synthesizer and a good tailor.
Like them or loathe them, there is no denying their success. HURTS have returned with a fine album that retains the core spirit of the band whilst introducing a more diverse sonic palette. More Inside ›
In these days of modern remixing, recordings are often reworked to oblivion with the end result being a pointless club track that bears little relation to the original.
However, some artists take a more sympathetic approach to the remix opportunity such as RICHARD X, MARK REEDER, PET SHOP BOYS, THE MANHATTAN CLIQUE and FREEMASONS. But one duo who outstrip them all with their digi-electro style are Athens based synthgirls MARSHEAUX. More Inside ›