JAN DOYLE BAND – The Body Balanced

Go on a journey of imagination… You can’t really look at the UK’s grassroots electronic music scene without flagging up the name of Derek Anthony Williams. Having promoted a lot of live events under the DEFSynth banner, Williams’ dedication and … Read More

ERIC C. POWELL – Mute

Evocative instrumental electronica Those familiar with the output of electronic musician Eric C. Powell will acknowledge, perhaps, his skilled hand at producing electronic music that also has a heart – not always necessarily an easy feat. Yet his catalogue boats … Read More

Teclist: TENEDLE, OVVLS & LADY B

TENEDLE – Stellar There was an earthy, vital sound the Tenedle’s previous album Traumsender (see TEC review previously). Meanwhile Dimitri Niccolai (aka Tenedle) has been keeping busy writing and recording new material (including Glossophobia, the soundtrack to his film The … Read More

AUSTRA – HiRUDiN

Quirky pop moments… When we last left Austra, the album Future Politics was gracing our musical choices back in 2017. As an album, that effort was evolving away from the baroque pop elements that had been part of Austra’s DNA … Read More

AGENCY-V – No Divide

Life’s a Mystery to me During the current Covid-19 crisis, artists are continually exploring new ways to create and showcase their music. Not surprisingly, with the live circuit effectively on hold, that means focussing more on writing and production. With … Read More

Introducing HUGUENOT

Be Where I Am The US has seen a significant uptick in electronic artists emerging in recent times, many with vastly different approaches to how they write and produce. The cultural differences between America and the UK/Europe also help to … Read More

Introducing VIOLENT VICKIE

I don’t belong… Hailing from Los Angeles, Violent Vickie describes herself as a “Dark Synth-Riot” artist. Embracing themes that include consumerism, relationships, gender, hedonism and all points in-between, Vickie (in collaboration with co-producer/recording guitarist E) carves out a strange dreamscape of … Read More

EMPATHY TEST – Monsters

Empathy Test get the monsters… Not willing to skimp on either quality or quantity, Empathy Test served up not one, but two debut albums back in 2017. Although the London-based combo had already made their mark via a series of … Read More

WIRE & WASTELAND – Return To The Light

Drowning Sound Exploration As Pinklogik, Bristol-based electronic musician Jules Straw unveiled a surprising gem in the form of Glint back in 2018 (see The Electricity Club review previously). Bouncing between electronica and dreampop, the album offered up a reflective approach … Read More

PETER STEER / TENEK Interview

Tenek’s Peter Steer in conversation… With the current Coronavirus crisis impacting the music industry, many bands are artists are struggling to adapt. Live concerts have all but come to a halt and this sudden change means many artists are switching … Read More

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