2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
While their first album was released in 2010, it’s only been in the last three years that TINY MAGNETIC PETS have truly picked up audience momentum.
Undertaking their first headlining ‘Here Comes The Noise’ tour, also on board was Happy Robots label mate RODNEY CROMWELL and especially for the London date at Water Rats in Kings Cross, post-punk balladeers CULT WITH NO NAME. Continue Reading ›
Hailing from Seattle, STATIC SHORE first showcased their brand of tranquil electronic pop in 2016. Comprising of Eric Smith and Shannon Alexander, their airy sound has become popular with various discerning music purveyors.
While 2017's nautical adventure ‘Tides’ indicated further development with tracks like the comparatively uptempo ‘Money & Time’, it has been the glistening dreamy overtures of ‘Sun In My Wake’ that have gained the duo wider attention in 2018. Continue Reading ›
Dublin trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS make their long awaited return but perhaps unexpectedly, they’re back with a cover of the track that launched the career of Glaswegian synth combo CHVRCHES.
In its original form, ‘Lies’ was like THE WATERBOYS’ ‘The Whole Of The Moon’ re-imagined by DEPECHE MODE but fronted by ROBYN. But what Paula Gilmer, Sean Quinn and Eugene Somers have done with their reinterpretation of ‘Lies’ is offer a dreamy psychedelic electro arrangement. Continue Reading ›
With her quirky electronically driven avant disco, Los Angeles based SINOSA has charmed audiences with her debut single ‘If U Must Dance’.
Knowingly oddball with a delightful vocal nonchalance, the former member of FOL CHEN cites influences such as LAURIE ANDERSON and BROADCAST. Indeed, with a glitchy ambience amongst the beats, ‘If U Must Dance’ is what LITTLE BOOTS could have been had she put her mind to it. Continue Reading ›