SYNTHETIC CITY 2018 LINEUP

March promises a stellar billing for the annual Synth City Festival… The Synthetic City Electronic Music Festival remains one of the most vital events of the year. Its combination of global acts lends the all-day event an intriguing and broad … Read More

SHE’S GOT CLAWS – War Torn

Synthpop goes to war While the 21st Century has given us a wealth of advances in science, medicine and technology, at the same time we’re currently burdened with one of the most turbulent political periods of modern history. War and … Read More

LADYTRON announce new album details

The wheel is turning the machine… After a lengthy hiatus, electropop outfit Ladytron have announced details of a new album due to be released later this year. Formed in Liverpool, Ladytron initially began life as a project between producers/DJs Daniel … Read More

SINESTAR – A Million Like Us

Synthpoppers Sinestar return with their blistering third album… Since forming in 2011, Bristol-born Sinestar have released 3 EPs entitled I am the Rain (2012), Hope and Prey (2013), Running Home (2014) and single ‘The Same Way’. Now, exhibiting a firm … Read More

TWIST HELIX – Ouseburn

Newcastle’s power-pop trio return… Previously, electropop outfit Twist Helix had surprised us with the dramatic and uplifting vocal melodies of ‘Little Buildings’. Consisting of Bea Garcia (vocals & keyboards), Michael Humble (bass) and James Walker (drums) the Newcastle-based band signed … Read More

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969 – 2018

With the sad news that Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has recently passed away comes the realisation that the work of this exceptional musician has been silenced forever. The shock of this revelation is also given greater impact by … Read More

FIFI RONG – Awake

The sultry charms of Fifi Rong awaken once again… Having surprised listeners with the dynamic electropop of ‘The Same Road’ in 2017, Fifi Rong launches her latest EP Awake with a strong entry for 2018. Originally hailing from Bejing, Fifi … Read More

LEGPUPPY – You Should Be Paranoid

Cultural commentary from the electronic anarchists… Describing the inspiration for their new album You Should Be Paranoid, electro punk outfit LegPuppy include the western world’s obsession with narcissim, social media as an addiction, bio hacking and identity theft. As evidenced … Read More

CHVRCHES – Get Out

Electropop trio bounce back with synth-fuelled goodness… Chvrches have unveiled a new tune in the form of ‘Get Out’, which paves the way for the release of their forthcoming new album. Formed in Glasgow in 2011 by Lauren Mayberry, Iain … Read More

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