VOGON POETRY – Deep Thought

The show will soon begin… With Vogon Poetry’s last studio album release, 2018’s Life, the Universe and Everything (see The Electricity Club review previously), the Swedish outfit demonstrated a particular flair for combining engaging electropop with sci-fi themes. Certainly tunes … Read More

ANNIE – Dark Hearts

As the sun begins to fade… Dark Hearts, the latest studio album from Annie, is billed as “the soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist.” It’s an apt description for a collection of songs that have a cinematic vision to … Read More

ULTRAVOX – Vienna 40th Anniversary

It fades to the distance… Ultravox’s Vienna album was originally released on Chrysalis Records on the 11th July 1980. Produced by the legendary German producer Conny Plank (Neu!, Kraftwerk), whom had worked with the band previously, (and would work with … Read More

LIOTIA – Be Here (Always)

We’ll be here to stay… The last few years appear to have been a surprisingly productive period for grassroots electronic acts, particularly those willing to dabble in the margins of what’s normally considered traditional electronic pop. It’s led to a … Read More

AVEC SANS – Altitude

Euphoric pop perfection… It seems an age since we’ve heard from electropop outfit Avec Sans. Their 2016 album Heartbreak Hi put the London-based band on the map, delivering energetic, infectious pop tunes. Meanwhile, their live shows demonstrated an ability to … Read More

BOO – Yesterday Tomorrow and You

I know this road and where it goes The return of Battery Operated Orchestra sees the electronic duo going big with their fourth studio album release. Yesterday Tomorrow and You boasts songs that dart around themes of escape, memory, disappearing … Read More

FREEZEPOP – Fantasizer

Boston’s finest return… Emerging as one of the legendary outfits from the US synth-pop scene, Freezepop have carved out an impressive catalogue of tunes over the years, excelling in delivering a particular combo of quirky and melodic electropop. Freezepop originally … Read More

VIOLENT VICKIE – Division

Dark distortion adventures The arrival of new album Division heralds a significant landmark for Violent Vickie. A darkwave journey into a selection of compositions that offer up moments of raw sleazy electropop one moment, then curiously ethereal beauty the next. … Read More

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

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