MAGNE FURUHOLMEN – White Xmas Lies

Xmas time is here With Christmas swiftly looming, it seems appropriate to cast an eye over an album that draws heavily from that theme. In this instance, it’s White Xmas Lies, the latest solo offering from Magne Furuholmen. Better known … Read More

BEAT:CANCER TOUR 2019

Industrial strength Originally formed back in 2012, Beat:Cancer was an initiative designed to help fight cancer through funding research, treatment, screening and care via the medium of electronic music. To achieve that aim, the charity took onboard releasing music, running … Read More

a-ha: Down To The Tracks

Stay on these roads… The legacy of Norwegian outfit a-ha is weaved into the story of synth-pop, from the phenomenal success of ‘Take On Me’ in 1985 through to the recent successful live showcase of their debut album Hunting High … Read More

OMD Live in London

A warmer feeling seldom owned… Following on from a host of projects tied into OMD’s 40th Anniversary (including a new book and a new compilation album/box set), the band have embarked on a tour which is designed to celebrate that … Read More

MARINA – Live in London

In this handmade heaven, it’s paradise… Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’), Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis returned earlier this year with new album Love + Fear (see TEC … Read More

EMPATHY TEST Live in London

Just Got Home Scheduled as Empathy Test’s homecoming gig after their recent American adventures, the London-based electronic outfit also had a diverse bill of other acts on hand to round out the evening. This included the dark dancepop of Nature … Read More

NATURE OF WIRES Interview

Time is come… One of the most familiar names on the grassroots electronic scene is Nature Of Wires, an outfit originally formed in 1986 by Gary Watts (synths & programming) and Andrew Stirling-Brown (vocals). Although the group took an extended … Read More

A-HA – Hunting High And Low live in London

Now there’s more than meets the eye… It would be difficult to assess the history of synth-pop without taking into consideration Norway’s own considerable contribution in the shape of a-ha. The 3-piece outfit need little introduction, having chalked up an … Read More

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