GRIMES (Feat. HANA) – We Appreciate Power

AI-AI-AI-Yi! It’s been quite a year for Grimes, who’s spent the past few months on a few collaborative projects. But up until now, details of a follow-up release to 2015’s Art Angels had been sporadic. But with the unveiling of … Read More

EMPATHY TEST – Holy Rivers/Incubation Song

Anxiety Electropop It’s been quite a year for London-based electropop outfit Empathy Test. The band, formed by Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf, had already built up a groundswell of interest via a series of EP releases prior to the autumn … Read More

PARRALOX – Holiday ’18

Seasonal synth fun The Melbourne-based electropop outfit Parralox need little introduction. Since their 2008 debut album Electricity, the band have won critical acclaim and built up an impressive catalogue of energetic electronic pop releases. Collaborations with the likes of Ian … Read More

LADYTRON – Live In London

Untied and weightless… The post-britpop years gradually gave rise to a renaissance of sorts for electronic music. With so many diverse acts currently ploughing their trade, it’s perhaps difficult to remember how barren the landscape was at the start of … Read More

OMD – Pretending To See The Future

Words on paper, over decades It’s now over 40 years since Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys made their live debut as Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark at Eric’s on the 12th October 1978. The show—originally envisaged as a one-off to … Read More

POPPY – Am I a Girl?

Maybe we can save the world One of the most compelling stories in the pop culture world in recent years has to be the emergence of the enigmatic Poppy. Having built up an odd, often disconcerting series of brief YouTube … Read More

TWIST HELIX – Ouseburn

“This city’s not sleeping/it’s dreaming.” If there’s a line that sums up the new Twist Helix album, it’s the above one on opening track ‘Newcastle’. Although much of the alt-electro outfit’s material deals with the decline of communities and the … Read More

Jean-Michel Jarre and the unusual evolution of Oxygène

Kitchen electronica When it comes to iconic electronic albums, Jean-Michel Jarre’s 1976 opus Oxygène will always rank highly. But although the album has achieved both a commercial and critical assessment that is worthy of the exceptional music contained within, its … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA Live in London

Sardonic Pop Delights… With three studio albums under her belt, the choice of tunes to perform live for Princess Chelsea has become much more trickier. Cuts from new outing The Loneliest Girl would obviously be given a special showcase, but … Read More

BOO – Snare

In BOO… battery operates YOU! Hailing from the Sussex coast, the duo of BOO – Battery Operated Orchestra – has charmed electronic music enthusiasts since 2010. Consisting of Chris Black and Brigitte Rose, BOO was the logical follow-on from Black’s … Read More

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