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TWIST HELIX – Machinery

Let’s throw away inhibition and engage… Having made a big impact with their 2018 album Ouseburn (see our sister site The Electricity Club’s review previously), Newcastle outfit Twist Helix return with their new studio album Machinery. Consisting of Bea Garcia … Read More

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POLLY SCATTERGOOD – The Attic Sessions

Let the light fade in… Measured against her previous outings, Polly Scattergood’s captivating last album, In This Moment (see Wavegirl review previously) opted for a more intimate collection of songs. As an album, it was inspired by “travel, soundtracks, Scandinavian … Read More

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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

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GOLD BABY – Versailles

An empire of memories… The Covid crisis has had a devastating effect on the music scene this year, particularly impacting live music. Yet despite this grim turn of events, many bands have somehow managed to reignite a spark of creativity … Read More

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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

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SHE’S GOT CLAWS – Doppelgänger

Crunchy electropop excellence… Originally founded back in 2011, Micci, the brains behind She’s Got Claws, had previously chalked up time in Adrenalin Junkies (which later became electro punk outfit Paparazzi Whore). Keen to plough her own path, she took titular … Read More

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POLLY SCATTERGOOD – In This Moment

If red is the colour of resistance… Having carved out a suitably impressive musical path marked out by quirky yet accessible electropop, Polly Scattergood has returned on the back of new album In This Moment. It follows an intriguing journey … Read More

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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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OOBERFUSE – Father

The wisdom of your words… Suitably released on Father’s Day, South London duo Ooberfuse return with a warm, heartfelt paean to fatherhood designed to resonate with a broad audience. As Ooberfuse, Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson craft emotional pop … Read More

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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 our sister site, The Electricity Club’s review previously). Bouncing between electronica and dreampop, the album offered up … Read More

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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

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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, both of which cohesively form The Destroyer. Coincidently perhaps, Robert Alfons previously divided his time up writing and recording material for this … Read More

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