From Orange County in California, PLASMIC describes herself as an “Orange County one-woman dervish” and in a vivid haze that’s pretty in pink, “your abused Barbie doll from childhood”.
Combining J-Pop with CRYSTAL CASTLES and DEVO, like a deviant West Coast cousin to the wonderful Canadian songstress MECHA MAIKO, Lauren Lusardi is the precocious talent behind PLASMIC. Her next live sojourn in London will be at The Islington for TEC005 in March 2019. Continue Reading ›
With fourth album ‘Criminal’ now doing the rounds, The Dome in Tufnell Park was filled to the brim as Oakland’s THE SOFT MOON performed the only UK date on their current tour.
Essentially the one-man project of Luis Vasquez, their live line-up is expanded with the addition of Luigi Pianezzola on bass / synths and Matteo Vallicelli on live / electronic drums including a nifty four pad retro Simmons combo. 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 ›
When CURXES first made a splash on the scene back in Summer 2011, they were “a decorative set of bones, channelling the ghosts of discothèques past”. With minor keys and Chromatic chord structures , they sounded not unlike DEPECHE MODE being eaten by SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES.
Things have changed a little since then so before the debut album proper, CURXES have issued an interim mini-album of their excellent earlier material as a clearing of the decks exercise. Continue Reading ›