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NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC POP: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY
NEW INDEPENDENT ELECTRONIC POP: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

PLAYLIST UPDATE JULY 17: Paris artist Zimmer begins our list of new tracks with ‘Landing’, his starry eyed new synth pop single for Roche Musique. Following him is Vesuvio Solo’s Cam Maclean with the sparkling new guitar/synth hybrid ‘Jacob Always’...

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A MONTH IN THE LIFE OF CHROMATICS
A MONTH IN THE LIFE OF CHROMATICS

A couple of days back Chromatics released an eight track vinyl only EP, Camera which sold out in less than 48 hours. It relates to Dear Tommy in the same way as the ‘Just Like You’ and ‘Shadow’ EP’s...

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ARDENCY’S INTROSPECTIVE ACCEPTANCE OF CONSEQUENCE
ARDENCY’S INTROSPECTIVE ACCEPTANCE OF CONSEQUENCE

The smart and poignant world that Los Angeles synth pop outfit Ardency inhabit is one that is firmly rooted in the realities that exist across the spectrum of human emotion. A world of actualities and a realisation and learned...

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BEACH HOUSE SHARE ‘BLACK CAR’ FROM THE STUNNING ‘7’
BEACH HOUSE SHARE ‘BLACK CAR’ FROM THE STUNNING ‘7’

Cosmically and artistically, we’ve always been fascinated by this dual energy field that exists between joy and sorrow. The idea of a simple, happy song is such bullshit to me. Alex Scally, Beach House (Interview with The FADER) Last week...

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RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER
RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER

Last week Half Waif, the synth pop project that coalesces around the considerable talents of Brooklyn artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, released the introspective yet immediately touching long player Lavender. It contains a dozen deeply self-explorative and richly substantive vignettes...

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JOHN MAUS DROPS ‘EPISODE’  & ADDENDUM GETS A DIGITAL RELEASE
JOHN MAUS DROPS ‘EPISODE’ & ADDENDUM GETS A DIGITAL RELEASE

Photography: Teddy Fitzhugh Earlier this month synth pop auteur John Maus dropped the first track ‘Episode’ from Addendum, his follow up to last year’s Screen Memories. Recorded DIY style with his own self built analog equipment during the same sessions...

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LAURA JEAN UNVEILS THE DREAMY POP OF “TOUCHSTONE” FROM NEW ALBUM
LAURA JEAN UNVEILS THE DREAMY POP OF “TOUCHSTONE” FROM NEW ALBUM

The most impressive aspect about Melbourne artist Laura Jean’s decade long career is her ability to create just the right musical imagery for what she is lyrically expressing whatever style or approach she chooses to use in doing so....

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POLE SIBLINGS RELEASE EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE
POLE SIBLINGS RELEASE EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE

Pole Siblings, the synth pop project of Finnish sister/brother duo Sofia and Johan Stolpe have released the dramatic and emotion charged second single ‘How Low’ off their forthcoming EP Sköljer bort dig. It’s undoubted highlight is the spine tingling...

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MARIA USBECK UNVEILS WORK OF MUSICAL DUALITY
MARIA USBECK UNVEILS WORK OF MUSICAL DUALITY

Brooklyn based artist Maria Usbeck has been busily working away creating new material for a new album to follow up Amparo, her excellent debut from 2016. Her first cut to surface since then however, ‘Bosque De Bambú’, a splendid...

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BRETT DROP ROMAN CANDLE FROM NEW HALF EP
BRETT DROP ROMAN CANDLE FROM NEW HALF EP

Readers of this blog know we’ve had a massive crush on the exquisitely delivered 80’s pop stylings ex DC and LA based pop auteurs Brett since they released their amazing self titled debut in 2014. We had a tiny...

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