BEARCRAFT – Fabrefactions

Quirky electropop explorations… One of 2020’s sleeper albums was Fabrefactions, an oddly alluring collection of songs by Bearcraft, a Bristol-based musical collective led by Dicky Moore. Across ten compositions, Fabrefactions crafts a musical journey inspired by moving upriver along the … Read More

SHE’S GOT CLAWS – Doppelgänger

Crunchy electropop excellence… One of the albums that stood out back in 2017 was War Torn (see The Electricity Club review previously), which brought grassroots act She’s Got Claws onto the TEC radar. She’s Got Claws first emerged as an … Read More

TENEK – EP2

Holding on to more than something… Within the ranks of the electronic music genre, Tenek occupy the top tiers; the notable professionalism lies in the obvious quality of production that is common to all of their works. It’s an attribute … Read More

ERASURE – The Neon

We will live to love again… With the release of new album The Neon, Erasure have stepped back into that energetic electropop world that the band built their legacy on, demonstrating that Andy Bell and Vince Clarke still have the … Read More

PERPACITY – Conflagration

No dream lasts forever… Perpacity originally emerged as a collaboration between Ian Harling, based in the UK and Martin Nyrup, who lives in Denmark. Their 2015 debut album The Sinner Inclination was followed up by several well-received singles, including the … Read More

ELISABETH ELEKTRA Interview

“I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t central to my life…” One of the albums that caught our ear in 2020 was the stunning Mercurial by Glasgow-based musician Elisabeth Elektra. From the anthemic ‘My Sisters’ through to the euphoric … Read More

EMT – Diva

Drama pop go… With the arrival of the internet, the opportunity to gain that 15 minutes of fame predicted by Andy Warhol expanded at a staggering pace. In the modern era, there’s an arms race of sorts for voraciously cultivating … Read More

VICTORIA OWSNETT – Thrones

You think you’re special? Earlier this year, we were pleasantly surprised by the concept album First Contact via Newcastle Upon Tyne trio AXLS (see TEC review previously). Taking on a science fiction concept approach, the album darted between crunchy synth … Read More

The Recording History Of ENOLA GAY

Looking back at a synthpop classic… With the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, it seems like a timely opportunity to explore the history of the song that was inspired by the tragedy. It’s one of OMD’s most iconic songs … Read More

OOBERFUSE & HIBARI – Enola Gay

This kiss you give, it’s never going to fade away… Although the history of the 20th Century is littered with significant events, there’s probably few that can match the scale and impact of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. It … Read More

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