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Like Germany and the UK, Sweden has an established history in electronic music. With a melodic tradition rooted in traditional Nordic folk music and the region’s long dark nights causing bouts of melancholy, the Swedes are more than well suited to stay indoors and further the art of synthpop.
So what’s so special about Sweden then? Listed chronologically from its UK perspective with a restriction of one song per moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 SVENSKA SYNTH SONGS… Continue Reading ›
Gothenburg combo SILENT WAVE played their first UK gig in March as part of ‘The Swedes Are Coming’ showcase at The Lexington in London. It was an unusual performance as singer Tildeh Hjelm was absent due to illness, but the remaining pair of Hans Olsson Brookes and Martin Öhman soldiered on.
And thanks to the wonders of modern technology, there was a virtual vocal presence and the undoubted highlight of SILENT WAVE’s set was ‘War’. Continue Reading ›
Let’s face it, 2012’s ‘Highwire Poetry’ was always going to be a pretty damn hard act to follow, arguably one of the best electronic pop albums from the last five years.
This brings us to Park’s fifth album and second for Portsmouth-based label State of the Eye: ‘Apocalypse Pop’. The temptation would have probably been to stick with the format that worked so well on album four, but Park’s new set of songs has a distinctly different sound and vibe to them. Continue Reading ›
First launched via a set of mysterious viral videos, IAMAMIWHOAMI helmed by vocalist Jonna Lee and producer Claes Björklund premiered a delightfully odd BJÖRK-like cinematic sound that was enjoyed by the electronic music cognoscenti.
Following their first full length album ‘Kin’, IAMAMIWHOAMI have now birthed ‘Blue’, a natural progression rather than a volte-face. Continue Reading ›
GAZELLE TWIN premiered her new album ‘Unflesh’ with a special performance at Birthdays in London’s trendy Dalston district. The live presentation showcased a heavier sound that has distinctly moved away from the cinematic hauntronica of debut album ‘The Entire City’ and interim EP ‘Mammal’.
With the release of the 'Anti Body' EP, Elizabeth Bernholz kindly spoke with The Electricity Club before her ‘Unflesh’ showcase to discuss her latest incarnation of expression. Continue Reading ›