FRAGRANCE. – Now That I’m Real

Gravity & Grace Back in 2017, we explored the dusty synth worlds of Paris-based musician Matthieu Roche. Through the Dust & Disorders EP, we unveiled a dark and brooding electronic soundscape, that nonetheless had a curious fragility to it. Since … Read More

CULT WITH NO NAME – Mediaburn

Lounge pop perfection Billing themselves as “post-punk electronic balladeers”, Cult With No Name (aka Erik Stein and Jon Boux) have carved out an intriguing career since originally forming back in 2004. Following positive reviews for their 2007 debut album Paper … Read More

OMD Live in London

A warmer feeling seldom owned… Following on from a host of projects tied into OMD’s 40th Anniversary (including a new book and a new compilation album/box set), the band have embarked on a tour which is designed to celebrate that … Read More

TR/ST – The Destroyer Part Two

Dark disconnection After a five year absence, 2019 brought forth not just one new TR/ST album, but two, bot of which cohesively form The Destroyer. Coincidently perhaps, Robert Alfons previously divided his time up writing and recording material for this … Read More

MARINA – Live in London

In this handmade heaven, it’s paradise… Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’), Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis returned earlier this year with new album Love + Fear (see TEC … Read More

EMPATHY TEST Live in London

Just Got Home Scheduled as Empathy Test’s homecoming gig after their recent American adventures, the London-based electronic outfit also had a diverse bill of other acts on hand to round out the evening. This included the dark dancepop of Nature … Read More

NATURE OF WIRES Interview

Time is come… One of the most familiar names on the grassroots electronic scene is Nature Of Wires, an outfit originally formed in 1986 by Gary Watts (synths & programming) and Andrew Stirling-Brown (vocals). Although the group took an extended … Read More

A-HA – Hunting High And Low live in London

Now there’s more than meets the eye… It would be difficult to assess the history of synth-pop without taking into consideration Norway’s own considerable contribution in the shape of a-ha. The 3-piece outfit need little introduction, having chalked up an … Read More

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