Like THE SOFT MOON meeting THE CURE, Istanbul-based JAKUZI made an impression within the local underground art movement, addressing the sort of personal psychological and mental health issues not known for public discussion in Turkish society.
Crossing haunting synth sounds with guitars for some moody electronically assisted gothic rock, their recently released second album entitled 'Hata Payı' is a concept record of sorts dealing with the acceptance of community and oneself. Continue Reading ›
HARD CORPS were like a piece of a jigsaw that didn’t quite fit; utilising aesthetically entrancing KRAFTWERK-like electronic minimalism, produced by the legendary Martin Rushent and Daniel Miller, but restrained by a major label record contract that meant that they never fulfilled their true potential and only belatedly released one full length album.
Clive Pierce kindly spoke about his tenure in HARD CORPS with additional contributions from band members Hugh Ashton and Rob Doran. Continue Reading ›
There’s a group of female artists out there, who are doing it for the girls and SARAH P. is certainly one of them.
This winter sees her returning Greek goddess style with a five song EP borrowing its name from Greek mythology. “Maenads” are female followers of Dionysus, the god of theatre, fertility and wine and SARAH P. feels united with her Hellenic heritage and describes the release as a true representation of herself. The need to rely on oneself is expressed in the foxy ‘Lotus Eaters’. Continue Reading ›
The moody debut single ‘What Waits’ by HOW TO LIVE possesses some tribal fervour laced with intense guitar harmonics and electronic chimes of doom.
The duo comprise of Tom Pether who also has a solo project called THOMAS ANONYMOUS and Robert Görl lookalike Rich Summers who more recently has been spotted performing with DEPECHE MODE tribute band SPEAK & SPELL. Embroiled in gothic film noir, 'What Waits?' comes from HOW TO LIVE’s forthcoming EP ‘A Good Life’. Continue Reading ›
The follow-up to 2016's ‘Of Desire’, ‘Only Now Forever’ develops on the brooding post-punk sound of THE KVB.
Getting together in 2011, the British audio-visual duo of multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Wood and keyboardist Kat Day actually relocated to write and record in Berlin, adding a more independently-minded edge to their reverb coated sound in the process. If NEW ORDER has been weaned on shoegaze, they might have sounded like THE KVB. Continue Reading ›