BOY HARSHER formed through an urgent need to produce and consume, so by the winter of 2014, Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller started to experiment with sound, video and text.
With just a few synths, a drum machine and a laptop, their second full length album 'Careful' was conceived in Massachusetts, with the duo utilising their minimal electronics and intense demeanour to create a compelling narrative of a deteriorating family and a need to escape from it. Continue Reading ›
KITE BASE comprise of two bass guitars, electronics, a Tempest drum machine named Alan and the haunting vocals of Kendra Frost.
KITE BASE started as a side project of SAVAGES bassist Ayşe Hassan. And now comes the debut longer player Latent Whispers'. Beginning with the wonderfully hypnotic ‘Transition’, the juxtaposition of rhythm machine and sequenced blops with rugged melodic four string inevitably recalls NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›
‘Fixion’ is the fourth album from Copenhagen-based producer Anders Trentemøller and rather than being an overtly electronic work, it draws from the gigging band sound of the artist with live bass and guitar at times prominent in the overall mix.
‘Fixion’ would simply not exist if it weren’t for the template laid down by Manchester legends JOY DIVISION. The sound which latterly went on to inform that of THE CURE with their magnum opus ‘Disintegration’ is omnipresent here. Continue Reading ›
‘Cold Science’ is a new singles anthology by Brussels cold wave indietronica combo LES PANTIES. While their sound echoes other Belgian acts like THE NAMES, the modern electronic sheen of SOULWAX also makes its presence felt.
Like SAVAGES’ Jehnny Beth, Sophie Frison exudes a stylish gothique which at times, powerfully recalls Siouxsie Sioux. Compiling material released between 2011 to 2015, inevitably the spectre of JOY DIVISION and THE CURE looms over ‘Cold Science’. Continue Reading ›
Combining electronics and frenzied digital drums with live bass, 'River In Me' is the first single from TRENTMØLLER’s upcoming fourth album 'Fixion', out in September. Vocals are provided by Jehnny Beth of the acclaimed indie band SAVAGES.
Best known for his superb club remix of DEPECHE MODE’s ‘Wrong’, the dynamic edge of ‘River In Me’ has more than highlighted the short sightedness of the Basildon combo in not employing him to work on their new, as-yet untitled album. Continue Reading ›