STATIC SHORE – Panikon

Blissed-out beats and ethereal vocals Seattle-based outfit Static Shore appeared on our radar back in 2018 on the back of ‘Sun In My Wake’, a chilled-out composition with captivating, sensual vocals. (see TEC review previously). Consisting of Eric Smith and … Read More

ELECTRIC YOUTH – The Life

Cinematic synth-pop Following their success as part of the soundtrack to the cult film Drive and subsequent release of their 2014 album Innerworld (see TEC review previously), Canadian duo Electric Youth have been dabbling in a number of other musical … Read More

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO scores Black Mirror episode

Black ambient moments The forthcoming return of cult TV show Black Mirror will also see the talents of iconic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto on hand to score one of the episodes in the upcoming series. Charlie Brooker’s science fiction-tinged show plays around … Read More

SILICON DREAMS 2019

Liverpool’s Electronic Music Event Returns… This summer sees the return of Silicon Dreams – Liverpool’s premiere electronic music festival, featuring Sinestar, Northern Kind, Twist Helix, Berlyn Trilogy, OVVLS, Armada Named Sound, The Rude Awakening and Caroline McLavy. Silicon Dreams evolved … Read More

EMPATHY TEST – Empty-Handed

Sailing the synth-pop seas Having made their mark through the cunning strategy of releasing not just one, but two debut albums at once back in 2017 (see TEC review previously), London-based electropop outfit Empathy Test (aka Isaac Howlett and Adam … Read More

MARINA – Love + Fear

When love is lost it’s only fear in disguise Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’) Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis has returned after a lengthy break with … Read More

SYNTHETIC CITY 2019 Review

All day electropop… One of the fixed points on the gig-going calendar is, of course, the Synthetic City Electronic Music Festival. It’s multi-line-up of bands and artists from both the UK and abroad has offered an opportunity for established acts … Read More

EAST OF MY YOUTH – By Blue

This world was never made for me and you Back in 2017, we were suitably impressed by the work of Icelandic duo East of My Youth. There was a simple charm on tracks such as ‘Go Home’ and ‘M O … Read More

PSYDOLL Live in London

A night in the Machine Kingdom… Hitting the UK in the spring months, Japanese cyberpunk outfit Psydoll took in an extensive number of venues across the country, including Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham. Consisting of Nekoi (vocal,keyboard,songs) … Read More

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