SAVOY – Mountains Of Time
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Savoy reissue their successful third album, introducing its classic songs to a new audience… Following last year’s re-release of Lackluster Me, Bergen-based Apollon Records have now reissued Savoy’s classic third album Mountains Of Time. Originally released in 1999, the band’s … Read More

PIXX – The Age Of Anxiety
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Electronic pop gets introspective on the debut album from Pixx… Taking her name from a nickname associated with her grandmother, Hannah Rodgers embarked on her musical career as Pixx in 2015. A former Brit School student (where the likes of … Read More

U96 – Das Boot 2017
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Electronic dance outfit U96 orders periscope raised for a return to their submarine adventures… U96 have just released a brand new version of their debut hit single, ‘Das Boot’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming – and … Read More

AIVIS – The Wilderness (Dancing With Ruby Remix)
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AIVIS get the remix treatment from Dancing With Ruby Previously, the debut release of electronic music duo AIVIS in the form of ‘The Wilderness’ had struck a chord of sorts here. The TEC review noted the “nice use of harmonies” … Read More

MARNIE Strange Words And Weird Wars
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Smooth contemporary synthpop both strange and weird… The release of the Crystal World album in 2013 demonstrated that Helen Marnie continued to display a talent for good electronic music, even while Ladytron were on an extended hiatus. As an album, … Read More

MARSHEAUX – Now You Are Mine
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Marsheaux return with a smooth video for a smooth tune… One of the best surprises in contemporary electronic music has been the rise of Greek electronic duo Marsheaux. Sophie Sarigiannidou and Marianthi Melitsi have presented a stylish take on electropop … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: ELYXR – Engine
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New collaborative project delivers warm, evocative pop… The arrival of ELYXR offers a new venture via Seattle-based electronic musician/producer Kasson Crooker. Each ELYXR release is designed to be a collaborative project introducing different singers for each subsequent release. ‘Engine’ marks … Read More

SYMBION PROJECT – Gishiki
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Engaging electronica with a Japanese twist… The ambient side of electronic music can throw up some intriguing gems that often present rewards from patient listening. Symbion Project’s Gishiki is a case in point with its combination of traditional Japanese music … Read More

ERASURE – World Be Gone
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The classic synthpop outfit return with an album suggesting a more reflective outlook… It’s surprising perhaps to realise that ‘The Erasure’ have been active for over 30 years. Clocking up such hits as ‘Sometimes’, ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Drama!’ and ‘Blue … Read More

OMD – La Mitrailleuse
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OMD revisit familar themes of war on their latest song… With details of the new OMD studio album The Punishment Of Luxury finally being released, two samples of what the album will sound like have also been unveiled. The first … Read More

Teclist: FIRE_SIGN, RADIANT BABY & TOFFE
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This weeks tunes feature the lush electronica of FIRE_SIGN, synthpop perfection with RADIANT BABY and the pop hooks of TOFFE. fire_sign – Sweet Oblivion The London-based duo that style themselves as fire_sign consists of drummer, pianist and producer Chris Stickland … Read More

FIFI RONG goes electropop with The Same Road
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The hypnotic Fifi Rong returns with a distinctly electronic approach for her new release… The soulful, beguiling style of Fifi Rong has been winning over both the press and the public for many years via releases such as a Next … Read More

Teclist: OOBERFUSE, PATTERN LANGUAGE and TEGEL
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This weeks tunes feature the ethereal tones of OOBERFUSE, the synthwave of PATTERN LANGUAGE and the minimalist techno of TEGEL. OOBERFUSE – On My Knees Consisting of songwriting duo Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson, Ooberfuse offer up an ethereal … Read More

Teclist: JIMMY URINE, COTTON WOLF and FEMM
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This weeks tunes feature the analogue melodies of COTTON WOLF, the chiptune/electropunk of JIMMY URINE and the dancepop power of FEMM. COTTON WOLF – Glosh Cotton Wolf consists of Welsh producer Llion Robertson and classically-trained composer Seb Goldfinch. With a … Read More

Teclist: AIVIS, DUCKS! and DALHAM
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This weeks tunes of choice alternate between the smooth synthpop of AIVIS, the lo-fi charms of DUCKS! and the analogue electronica of DALHAM. AIVIS – Sky Consisting of Aidan and Travis, the former from Scotland and the latter from the … Read More

LO FIVE When It’s Time To Let Go
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Exploring the landscape soundtracks of Lo Five… Described by its creator, Neil Grant as “deep landscape electronics” and “an album of wild spaces and intimate rooms”, the sentiments behind this debut album will not fail to resonate with the listener. … Read More

EMPATHY TEST Bare My Soul
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Atmospheric synthpop touches the soul… The dulcet tones of EMPATHY TEST are keeping an industrious schedule following on from the polished perfection of ‘By My Side’. Now the electronic outfit return with a new tune in the form of the … Read More

MARNIE Lost Maps
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Smooth contemporary synthpop both strange and weird… With the release of her first solo album Crystal World back in 2013, Helen Marnie demonstrated that she was just as adept at operating under her own steam as working within the group … Read More

KELLY LEE OWENS Kelly Lee Owens
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Fragmented aesthetic tunes offer intrigue… Perhaps the most striking thing about the debut album from Kelly Lee Owens is its fractured nature. At heart an electronic album, the tracks contained within dart between ambient soundscapes and beat-driven compositions. Owens, who … Read More

Teclist: SHAEFRI, VICTORIA CELESTINE & DJUSTIN
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Veering towards a more pop-orientated list this week from the subtle dreampop of SHAEFRI, the synthpop-tinged pop of VICTORIA CELESTINE & the crunchy electronics of DJUSTIN Shaefri – Monster Based in London, electronic musician Shaefri has a mesmerising voice which … Read More

CAROLINE McLAVY Electrostatic
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Dancepop delights from the grassroots electronic scene… The domestic electronic music scene has been rapidly evolving in recent years as the next generation of musicians step up with their own approach to synthpop. This can take many forms, often taking … Read More

THE SOUND OF ARROWS Beautiful Life
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The return of Sweden’s cinematic pop perfectionists… Based in Stockholm, THE SOUND OF ARROWS are an electronic music duo consisting of Oskar Gullstrand and Stefan Storm who have crafted their own very distinctive style of widescreen synthpop since 2006. Since … Read More

Teclist: MISSING WORDS, a.me & AMANI
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A diverse selection of tunes this week from the bold synthpop of MISSING WORDS, the lo-fi charm of a.me & the smooth and soulful tones of AMANI… Missing Words – Howl At The Moon Hailing from California, Missing Words are … Read More

JULIAN DeMARRE Electric Child
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JULIAN DeMARRE delivers effective cinematic electronica… Musician and composer Julian DeMarre’s forte is crafting ambient/electronica compositions that pull in analogue synths to create oddly atmospheric soundscapes. In 2015, DeMarre teamed up with director Malik Bader for the crime thriller Cash … Read More

DEPECHE MODE Spirit
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Basildon’s finest pull the trigger on politics for their latest studio release… “People, what are we thinking? / It’s shameful, our standards are sinking / We’re barely hanging on / Our spirit has gone”. These couplets could easily apply to … Read More

MARC ALMOND Hits And Pieces
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Iconic synthpop pioneer MARC ALMOND returns with a solid compilation of hits and more… In his 1999 autobiography Tainted Life, Marc Almond reflected on the one thing that had motivated him from an early age: “Music is my passion and, … Read More

JUPITER-C 001
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“Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed” – JG Ballard Describing their sound as “ruptured melodies // dissonant … Read More

Teclist: LO FIVE, FREAKY GIRLS & EMILIE
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A selection of electronic goodness care of LO FIVE, EMILIE and FREAKY GIRLS… Lo Five Liverpool’s Lo Five is the musical ventures of Neil Grant. Formed in 2013, Lo Five is a tricky venture to bracket as Grant’s own unique … Read More

Lost Albums : GARY NUMAN – Sacrifice
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“Creatively, I felt like I’d come home. I was enjoying it all again, I was thinking better, my mind was wandering like it used to. Most importantly, it was fun again” – Gary Numan Sacrifice has often been cited as … Read More

HANNAH PEEL Awake But Always Dreaming
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A haunting reverie on memory and loss… Hannah Peel’s particular musical trajectory has traveled an interesting path over the years which has led the musician and composer to cover a diverse amount of roles, projects and collaborations. For most people, … Read More

TOPANGA Midnight Jungle
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Euphoric pop outfit welcomes you to the jungle… The sun-baked streets of Los Angeles seems an unlikely place for an indie synthpop group to emerge from, but the pop power of TOPANGA offer up an appeal that’s difficult to ignore. … Read More

SAILOR & I The Invention Of Loneliness
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SAILOR & I’s debut album bounces between icy pop and beats-driven electronica… The brooding, glacial pop appeal of Swedish artist Alexander Sjödin, under the guise of Sailor & I, previously caught our attention with the arrival of tracks such as … Read More

Video Killed The Radio Star with POLLY SCATTERGOOD and BRUCE WOOLEY
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Iconic pop tune gets re-imagined for the 21st Century… When it comes to pop tunes, there’s a select few that manage to be immediately recognisable regardless of whatever decade they were recorded in. So the iconic opening bars of The … Read More

TECLIST: Dicepeople, Autorotation & Little Sleeps
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A selection of electronic goodness care of DICEPEOPLE, AUTOROTATION and LITTLE SLEEPS… As part of a new feature, The Electricity Club will be sampling a few select artists and bands and presenting them to you with a brief write-up of … Read More

Introducing ADAM TK
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Mesmerizing electronic soundscapes from Sweden… There’s a sweeping, immersive feel to the soundscapes that Swedish electronic musician ADAM TK composes. ‘V1’ which is taken from the forthcoming debut album V1-V10, is a shimmering soundscape underpinned by a steady beat which … Read More

EMPATHY TEST By My Side
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Electropop duo Empathy Test craft warm, evocative tunes… Originally formed in 2013, Empathy Test is a collaboration between Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf who have stepped into the world of electronic music with a view to crafting synthpop with a … Read More

Introducing SAILOR & I
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Synthpop with a Swedish flavour care of SAILOR & I… Swedish electronic musician Alexander Sjödin caught everyone’s attention with the dark electropop appeal of ‘Black Swan’ in 2016 under the moniker Sailor & I. Sjödin grew up with an avid … Read More

LOLA DUTRONIC Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead
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Electropopsters LOLA DUTRONIC return with a sequel to one of their most classic tunes… Lola Dutronic was conceived by Richard Citroen to combine his love of 60s French pop with modern electronic music. Now teamed with Germany-based singer Stephanie B, … Read More

GIRL ONE AND THE GREASE GUNS The Strange Little Lines That Humans Draw In The Dust
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The enigmatic outfit return with a compilation of electropop wonders… It was a pleasant surprise when a series of electrically charged 7″ vinyl singles first started appearing in 2013 from the curiously named Girl One And The Grease Guns. There’s … Read More

Introducing FRAGRANCE
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Keeping it dark with new French electronic act FRAGRANCE… If you like your synthpop dark and melancholic, then you could do worse than dialing up Fragrance, a French outfit fielded by Paris-based musician Matthieu Roche. There’s certainly an element of … Read More

VITALIC Voyager
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French electronic magician VITALIC returns with a solid collection of tunes… There’s a robust quality about the electronic tunes contained on this latest release by Vitalic which appears to signal a strong start for electronic music in 2017. Vitalic, aka … Read More

AUSTRA Future Politics
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Offering a statement on the themes and approach of Austra’s latest album Future Politics, Katie Stelmanis suggests “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia. Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write … Read More

AIVIS The Wilderness
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New synth duo AIVIS offer warmth and emotion in their debut release… It’s always refreshing to discover new electronic bands that offer intriguing, original sounds and can be influenced by a variety of bands without having to mimic any of … Read More

BALTIC FLEET The Dear One
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Baltic Fleet’s third album sails along with a bolder wind at its back… The inspiration for Baltic Fleet’s latest album is a suitably unusual one. Multi-instrumentalist and Baltic Fleet founder Paul Fleming had been intrigued by a local church – … Read More

IS THAT THE 12″ REMIX? Rob Grillo
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The rise of the 12″ format – and an engaging exploration of the ’80s music scene Rob Grillo’s 2010 book Is That The 12” Mix? acted as both a history of the rise of the 12″ format as well as … Read More

MARSHEAUX Ath.Lon
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Greek electronic outfit Marsheaux return with a new globe-spanning album… The electronic music scene has become a particularly cluttered place in recent years. With more synthpop outfits than you can shake a stick at, it’s become tough sorting the wheat … Read More

VILE ELECTRODES In The Shadows Of Monuments
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Hastings finest return with a second album of electronic goodness… The contemporary world of electronic music can be a difficult place to navigate at times. While many artists attempt to craft tunes befitting a genre that’s always been best moving … Read More

EVVOL Physical L.U.V
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Dark synthpop goodness from EVVOL… In recent years it’s been refreshing to see electronic music expanding its frontiers (in much the way its pioneers intended) rather than being subsumed by a suspect nostalgia for times past. In particular, the baroque … Read More

PRINCESS CENTURY Rendezvous
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PRINCESS CENTURY offers up a bonus selection of electronic delights… With the release of 2015’s Progress, Princess Century (aka Maya Postepksi) had successfully stepped up from her debut album Lossless as well as demonstrated that the Toronto musician’s work with … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA The Great Cybernetic Depression
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Auckland’s finest delivers an electropop journey into space… If there’s one particular star on the electronic music scene that’s been on the ascendant in recent years, it’s New Zealand’s Princess Chelsea. Scoring a cult hit with the indie charms of … Read More

LOLA DUTRONIC Lost In Translation
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Electronic duo LOLA DUTRONIC return with a collection of tunes that exude style and charm… Lola Dutronic was a project originally conceived by Richard Citroen to combine his love of 60s French pop with modern electronic music. The result has … Read More

GRIMES Art Angels
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GRIMES returns with the follow-up to her 2012 album Visions and provides challenges and rewards for the keen listener… The success of her previous album Visions clearly caused something of a dilemma for Claire Boucher (aka Grimes). The album had, … Read More

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS Froot
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Following on from the high profile pop of 2012’s Electra Heart album, Marina And The Diamonds returned earlier this year with the more intimate Froot. Electra Heart had been marked out by its concept album approach in which Marina Diamandis … Read More

A-HA Cast In Steel
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The Norwegian synth outfit return from their brief retirement with a new album and a new sense of perspective… It was difficult to get too emotional once the last strains of ‘Take On Me’ had echoed around the Brighton Centre, … Read More

TRUST Joyland
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If there was one outfit that’s taken us by surprise in recent times, it’s TRUST – the Toronto-based electronic music combo who delivered up the sleazy synth delights of 2012’s debut album TRST. At times, Trust delivered a sound like … Read More

PRINCESS CENTURY Lossless
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You’d think that between TRUST and AUSTRA, the talented MAYA POSTEPSKI would have all her free time accounted for. So it was somewhat surprising to learn that she’s also embarked on a solo project titled PRINCESS CENTURY… Releasing a vinyl-only … Read More

PERFUME LEVEL3
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Japanese electronic outfit PERFUME have managed to achieve domestic success with a series of sharp tunes founded on the legacy of Technopop. Now the trio are looking further afield to carve out a global path as they wave the flag … Read More

GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS Hitting The Brick Wall
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Having already engaged our curiosity with their previous release ‘Jessica 6’, Girl One & The Grease Guns have returned with a new single release entitled ‘(Here Come) The Catastrophe Machines’. Making good on their manifesto for “causing confusion with a … Read More

NORTHERN KIND Credible Sexy Unit
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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 SoundCloud in just … Read More

AUSTRA Olympia
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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

VISAGE Hearts and Knives
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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
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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

DAYBEHAVIOR Follow That Car!
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Come Into My World DAYBEHAVIOR have a particular skill at crafting stylish slices of electropop, the 2003 song ‘The Sweetness of My Pain’ springs immediately to mind – an exquisite combination of melodic beauty and melancholic ode of despair. A … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA Lil’ Golden Book
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New Zealand’s PRINCESS CHELSEA presents a magical and captivating brand of Electropop that’s guaranteed to charm even the most jaded listener. Auckland-based musician and producer Chelsea Nikkel is a classically trained pianist whose pop roots stretch back to the likes … Read More

GRIMES – Visions
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Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens… It’s been a very interesting period for the electronic music enthusiast with electropop gaining a very prominent profile via some of the new artists emerging. The term ‘Renaissance Period’ has been … Read More

HUMAN LEAGUE Credo
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When The Stars Start To Shine It’s been ten long years since THE HUMAN LEAGUE released their last album. The magnificent record that was Secrets brought down the record label it was released on and became their least successful album … Read More

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