Fyfe – ‘Solace’

Yet another faceless artist has emerged with a rather brilliant electronic-pop track.  We might  not yet know much about Fyfe, but what we do know is that debut release ‘Solace’ is a stripped-back, mournful sounding track littered with somber lyrics about rejection and loss.  Cheery stuff.  Nevertheless, its simplicity and clean tones are a winner and the … Continue reading

Sir Sly – ‘Gold’

The band behind much lauded single ‘Ghost’ have unveiled themselves as LA trio Sir Sly ahead of the release of a second track.  The follow-up is titled ‘Gold’ and much like their debut single, features a concoction of artful electronic textures but with a darker, harder edge.  Recorded, mixed and mastered at home by the … Continue reading

MØ – ‘Glass’

We love a great Dane and this Copenhagen native is really rather brilliant. Karen ‘MØ’ Ørsted makes music with a distinctive mix of influences from electro, hip hop, indie and soul.  Latest single ‘Glass’ is a sauntering display of candied pop, lacerated with MØ’s acerbic views on growing up and moving on.  Synths shatter around lithe vocal melodies, … Continue reading

Bat For Lashes – ‘A Wall’

As a long term fan and possessor of a borderline-obsessive girl crush on Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, the announcement of their video release for single ‘A Wall’ sent me into an internet stalking frenzy.  The single is taken from latest album ‘The Haunted Man’, released in October is a typically enigmatic, synth-pop affair.  The video features … Continue reading

Deptford Goth – ‘Union’

Skulking around the alley ways of SE8 London, is a 28 year old producer known as the Deptford Goth.  A melancholy figure, whose music contains fragments of macabre undertones against vast graceful beats.  Describing his work as “sitting somewhere between real and synthetic” it’s easy to imagine the Deptford Goth himself treading a fine line between … Continue reading

O Safari – ‘Taxi’

Sometimes you just really, really want to listen to a bit of French synth-pop, non?  Comin’ straight outta Rennes, O Safari deliver a blend of 80’s camp with a bit of that good old French charm.  You may not be able to understand a word of what they’re saying, but it won’t stop you shimmying around … Continue reading

Enei – ‘Runnin’ ft. Georgia Yates [CRITICAL]

Young Russian Enei (aka Alexey Egorchenkov) has, since he emerged on the scene in 2008, become one of the most respected producers in electronic bass.   His debut album ‘Machines’, released today, is a mix of gut wrenching bass and rolling, delicately ethereal tracks such as ‘Runnin’, featuring the transcendent vocals of Georgia Yates and … Continue reading

Empress Of – ‘Don’t Tell Me’

Brooklyn’s Lorely Rodriguez introduces herself as a ‘project of sight and sound’ and intrigue in Rodriguez’s work is growing, following the release of anonymously uploaded ‘Colorminutes’ – a series of minute-long snippets of her songs, matched with a corresponding colour.  The ‘Colourminutes’ project proved to be a teasing precursor of what was to come, with … Continue reading

Chvrches – ‘The Mother We Share’

Glasgow trio Chvrches are back with follow-up single ‘The Mother We Share’, lead by the sweet-natured vocals of singer Lauren Mayberry this lyrical-electro power pop single soars through the air on a bed of dizzy keyboards and percussion claps.  The single follows equally resplendent debut offering ‘Lies’ and is out on 5 November via National … Continue reading

Savages – ‘Husbands’/’Flying to Berlin’

Still buzzing from their fervent set at this weekend’s 1-2-3-4 Shoreditch festival, it’s only fair to give praise to what became one of the pivotal performances of the day.  Savages, an all-girl post-punk four piece, tore through their set with ferocious energy and skill.  On the face of it Savages appear to be incredibly in-tune … Continue reading