Hayley Stewart and Jared Nickerson had a good thing going with DEAD ASTRONAUTS.
A self-confessed lover of Japanese culture, the Canadian songstress adopted the name of MECHA MAIKO and started creating little electronic gems, mixing sweet and poppy naive synth with the nostalgia of the classic era. 'Let's!' will surprise again and potentially steal the top spot for many this year. Continue Reading ›
Mancunian producer Manzur Iqbal is the man behind FUTURECOP! Since 2006, the project has grown in popularity, having gained audiences across the globe, sitting comfortably in the niche of synthwave and synth revival circles.
Iqbal, despite having had no previous musical experience, started experimenting with sound to bring back the charm of his youth and FUTURECOP! was born. Known for his collaborations, FUTURECOP! is back with his brand new album 'Voltrana'. Continue Reading ›
Featuring the delightful vocals of Holly Dodson from Canadian synthpop trio PARALLELS, ‘Edge Of The Universe’ is the new single by FUTURECOP!
The project of Mancunian Manzur Iqbal and his first new material since 2014, ‘Edge Of The Universe’ is a synthetic burst of Manga colour not far off the catchy sweetly flavoured ‘Metropolis’ album which gained PARALLELS some well-deserved momentum internationally. Continue Reading ›
London’s Zigfrid Von Underbelly played host to two of the best acts currently bridging synthpop and synthwave, PARALLELS and NINA.
For Toronto trio PARALLELS, this was their first UK gig as part of a short European jaunt also taking in Sweden and France. Meanwhile for NINA, it was her first full live performance since the release of her acclaimed debut album ‘Sleepwalking’. PARALLELS and NINA made a perfect pairing, more than complimenting each other in style, mood and sound. Continue Reading ›
‘Sleepwalking’ is the long-awaited debut album from the classically trained German songstress NINA. It was her third single ‘My Mistake’ that became her breakthrough song.
It contains some of her most personal work yet. Beginning the long player, nocturnal warmth exudes from ‘Beyond Memory’, demonstrating how NINA’s own brand of pulsating electronic pop acts as a bridge between synthwave and synthpop. Continue Reading ›