GARY NUMAN – Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)

Steel-edged electronic soundscapes from the synthpop legend… Without doubt, Gary Numan has achieved genre-defining status. With an influence extending way beyond his chart-topping 1979 hit ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’ and ‘Cars’, Numan has continued to pioneer electropop music, integrating the uniqueness … Read More

NORTHERN KIND – Credible Sexy Unit

Retro-amped chipper tunes… For fans of the Vince Clarke-ian style of synthpop, a new album from Northern Kind will always be an event. Indeed, the internet-based launch night (dubbed the ‘Antidote to The X-Factor’) pulled in over 11,000 streams on … Read More

The Dream World of FIFI RONG

Songwriter and singer Fifi Rong has been carefully building up her own musical profile over recent years, an effort which has resulted in the captivating debut single ‘Over You’. Originating from from China, Fifi has weaved in Chinese Folk elements … Read More

PERFUME Live in London

There was a point not that long ago where the idea of an outfit such as PERFUME performing in the UK would have seemed absurd. Following on from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s performance earlier this year, however, it’s clear that times … Read More

AUSTRA Olympia

Commenting on Canada’s largest city, the writer Margaret Atwood once made the joke “First prize a week in Toronto, second prize two weeks in Toronto”. Times change and a now thoroughly cosmopolitan Toronto is the city that’s produced the captivating … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA goes from Lost to Found

Princess Chelsea produced one of the best sleeper albums of 2012 in the shape of Lil’ Golden Book whose fragmented slices of electronic charm and wistful tunes came as a refreshing change and demonstrated the versatility and range of modern … Read More

VISAGE Hearts And Knives

Destroy Yourself If You Love Me… Having shared a lunch over a year ago with an animated Rusty Egan talking excitedly about the possibility of a new Visage album, this has been in the pipeline for a while – since … Read More

OMD English Electric

The future that you anticipated has been cancelled The release of History Of Modern in 2010, which effectively marked OMD’s revival with the classic line-up, could have been viewed as setting up the template for OMD’s sound in the 21st … Read More

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