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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SOL FLARE are the up-and-coming London based trio comprising of Jenny Jones, Dominic Wood and Matt Marlow who recently unleashed their first single ‘Easy Line’.
While Wood’s lush electronics and drum machine beats provide the vital musical backbone to SOL FLARE, it is Jones’ magnificent voice, ranging from a piercing high soprano down to a powerful contralto growl reminiscent of Rindy Ross from Portland soft rockers QUATERFLASH, which gives them their USP. 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 ›