“Pop. What else?” is the mission statement of Athens trio SOMEONE WHO ISN'T ME.
Also known as S.W.I.M. by those who find that a bit of a mouthful, the feisty threesome of Marilena Orfanou, Maria Hatzakou and Gina Dimakopoulou swear by analogue sounds, toy synths, chaotic guitars, fake strings, and off-beat rhythms complimented by deep voices in English and Greek.
The new single ‘Pinku’ comes over an interesting snarly mix of TR/ST and KITE crossed with NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›
Since releasing ‘Joyland’, TR/ST’s second album in 2014, mainman Robert Alfons has relocated from Toronto to work in southern Ontario and Los Angeles.
An ambitious two volume work, ‘The Destroyer’ sees Alfons reunite with debut long player collaborator Maya Postepski, who co-wrote and co-produced six of this project’s songs. “My first two records were put out so close to one another that I think of them as one” said Alfons on the reasoning for the new two part work Continue Reading ›
Little is known of Matthieu Roche aka FRAGRANCE. apart from the self-description as a “dreamy synthpop project from Paris”.
Working by himself, Roche has been releasing single tracks via Soundcloud since 2016. Two years ago saw the artist present his first EP entitled ‘Dust & Disorders’ and more recently he covered the GALA hit ‘Freed From Desire’. 'Now That I’m Real’ is his first long player and, for an album debut, this stuff is rather good. Continue Reading ›
IONNALEE is both a new start and the continuation of a story that began with IAMAMIWHOAMI.
Although as enigmatic and delightfully odd as IAMAMIWHOAMI, IONNALEE is Jonna Lee’s attempt to be more upfront and less abstract than in the past. No doubt buoyed by the success of touring with RÖYKSOPP, guest contributors such as Jamie McDermott of THE IRREPRESSIBLES, COM TRUISE and TR/ST figure on ‘Everyone Afraid To Be Forgotten’. Continue Reading ›
In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over 130 albums and EPs. During this time, the album has become less of an artistic statement. TEC still loves a good album in whatever format so which long players still stand up to scrutiny and can claim to have lasted the course over the last five years?
Listed in by year then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. Continue Reading ›