Celebrating the second anniversary of Artefaktor Radio, SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will take place on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Electrowerkz in London. Headlining the event will be Irish synthpop trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS.
Also making the journey over from Europe to perform at SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will be German songstress KATJA VON KASSEL, Sweden synth trio VOGON POETRY, Norwegian post-punk comdo ANTIPOLE and Denmark’s SOFTWAVE who played the inaugural event. Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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Danish duo SOFTWAVE impressed on their debut London live performance at Synth Wave Live in 2017. Featuring engaging lead singer Catrine Christensen and technical wizard Jerry Olsen, their first EP ‘Together Alone’ was a six track collection of appealing Nordic synthpop.
SOFTWAVE return to London for ‘Synth Wave Live 2’ in April 2018, and with a new Kickstarter project just launched as well, Catrine and Jerry took time out for a lengthy chat with The Electricity Club… Continue Reading ›
Danish duo SOFTWAVE released their first EP ‘Together Alone’ in Summer 2016. A six track collection of appealing Nordic synthpop, it includes their debut single ‘Follow You’ and the solid live favourite ‘Awake But Still Asleep’.
With debut releases often being like dress rehearsals in public, SOFTWARE have learnt very quickly and a few months on, have actually managed to improve on the EP’s best number ‘On & On & On’ with a throbbing alternate reworking by Olsen. Continue Reading ›
Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton was the venue of Synth Wave Live, a special event curated by Rob Green and Renato Moyssén to celebrate the first anniversary of internet station Artefaktor Radio.
The station provides a global platform for a variety of programming, the best known being The Electronic Family Tree show presented by the legendary Rusty Egan. A gathering of ten acts from all over Europe were gathered to provide a day’s worth of live music to suit a variety of tastes. Continue Reading ›