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 ›
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 ›
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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