2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
Deeply ominous and alluringly transfixing, Los Angeles-based synthrock duo NIGHT CLUB, who The Electricity Club once affectionately described as sounding like “Britney fronting NINE INCH NAILS”, will be embarking on their first headlining tour of North America this Autumn.
The couple have just unleashed a sinister self-directed visual presentation for ‘Your Addiction’, one of the highlights from ‘Scary World’. The video sees her preaching at The Church of the Anti-Heart... Continue Reading ›
2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
JOHN CARPENTER's career as a film maker has run parallel to that as a musician allowing him to have control over not only the visual in his movies but also the audible too. In fact, a look at his IMDB listing shows his credits under "Soundtrack” are almost double the number of credits for "Director".
And so to legendary Glasgow Barrowlands. It was always going to be a strange offering, given the sort of music being performed and the potential audience this would attract. Continue Reading ›
A trio consisting of Dan Haigh, Alex Westaway and Alex Gingell, GUNSHIP found their niche audience with the lovers of vintage gaming, flicks and sounds of the golden synth era and all things neon.
Their first ‘Gunship’ album, alongside the now famous animated quasi films made by the trio, created a stir enough for the band to collaborate with none other than JOHN CARPENTER. 'Dark All Day' is their second offering to wow audiences who favour the rockier take on synth Continue Reading ›