COLOR THEORY – The Outset

There are things I wish I’d known… Color Theory is the musical vehicle for US-based musician Brian Hazard, a long-running electronic outfit that stretches back to the 1990s. In his high school days, Hazard was originally a pianist in the … Read More

THE RUDE AWAKENING Interview

Johnny Normal and Bridget Gray have been writing and performing as The Rude Awakening since 2018. The release of their debut album Kaleidoscope drew praise with The Electricity Club’s Jus Forrest declaring them the most promising act of 2018. Among … Read More

THE RUDE AWAKENING – Under The Covers

Synth sensuality at work The art of the cover version can be a tricky thing to pull off successfully. Radical adaptations can completely reinvent a classic song, but can also alienate people who believe covers should be a slavish copy … Read More

CHVRCHES – He Said She Said

All the things he said… At this point, it would be churlish (“chvrlish”, even) to regard Chvrches as a smalltime band. With a catalogue of critically-acclaimed compositions in their musical arsenal, while also swiftly becoming festival favourites, it’s fair to … Read More

RECORD STORE DAY 2021

Vinyl summer… This year will once again see the return of Record Store Day, an opportunity to snap up some rare and collectable records – which includes some intriguing releases that fall under the electronic banner. Record Store Day 2021 … Read More

TIN GUN – Devils And Angels

Reaching for the light… Cryptic electronic outfit Tin Gun have returned with their third release ‘Devils And Angels’, continuing to demonstrate that their particularly gritty take on synth-pop is still working to great effect. Previously, the Tintagel-based band served up … Read More

THE RUDE AWAKENING – It’s OK Not to Be OK

Give yourself a moment… Since the release of their 2018 debut album Kaleidoscope (see TEC review previously), synth-pop outfit The Rude Awakening have been keeping themselves busy, dabbling in the world of remixes – as well as dreaming up new … Read More

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