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SYNTH WAVE LIVE 3 at Electrowerkz

A truly international line-up gathered for Synth Wave Live 3, with acts from three continents present at London’s Electrowerkz on a rare sunny day in what has been a very rainy June. Combining synthpop and new wave, it was as if acid house had never happened. Featuring a range of musicians from original Some Bizzare trailblazers and prog synthpop veterans to various musical descendants of Mute Records, things all came nicely together for a varied but coherent bill with no rude awakening.... Continue Reading ›

THE DEPARTMENT Pressure EP

London-based synth combo THE DEPARTMENT have a penchant for classic electro and new wave. Led by Rob Green, he is backed ‘Some Bizzare Album’ veteran Cliff Chapman and Magnus Lindstrom, a member of MR JONES MACHINE who feature Jarmo Ollila from DAILY PLANET among their number while live, there is the brand new addition of Pete Dolan. The first long form release since 2015’s ‘Alpha’, their only album to date, the ‘Pressure’ EP is not exactly a cheerful affair. Continue Reading ›

SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 at Electrowerkz

Some of the best independent synth driven acts were at gathered together at Electrowerkz for Synth Wave Live 2. Held in collaboration with various outlets and The Electricity Club, artists and enthusiasts from around the world made the trip to London and were welcomed by Rusty Egan for one of his famed DJ sets for those who like it electronic. An event’s quality can often be reflected by its clientele and among those attending were Sarah Blackwood, Jonathan Barnbrook and Rudi Esch. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with THE DEPARTMENT

London-based synth combo THE DEPARTMENT are another one of the acts playing ‘Synth Wave Live 2’ on Saturday 7th April 2018 at London’s Electrowerkz. With a penchant for classic electro and new wave, they are led by Rob Green. Enthused on-stage and off, Rob Green also presents ‘The Synth Wave Show’. Taking time out from a mixing session in the studio, Rob Green chatted from THE DEPARTMENT to The Electricity Club… Continue Reading ›

SYNTH CLUB Live at Electrowerkz

Electronic pop music comes in many shapes and sizes, some of it is good and some of it is most definitely bad. So it’s important to differentiate and the makers of Synth Wave Live did just that with their smaller scale, but no less ambitious event, Synth Club at Electrowerkz in the heart of Central London. Centred around a formal album launch for Hungary’s BLACK NAIL CABARET, the evening was bolstered by VILE ELECTRODES, KNIGHT$, THE FRIXION and THE DEPARTMENT. Continue Reading ›

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