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PARAGON CAUSE – Making Up For Lost Time

Guitar Crush Go… Last year Paragon Cause delivered the raw, alluring quality of What We Started (see Wavegirl review), an album given a bigger profile with a special European release via the AnalogueTrash label. The mesmerising combination of twilight electronics … Read More

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Introducing HOPDOT

Haunting songs of devotion and love Despite the turbulent period that we’re all currently living through, on occasion some captivating music emerges that offers hope and optimism. It’s certainly something that alt-pop outfit HOPdot serve up in style with a … Read More

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Wavegirl Best Albums Of 2020

Battling through a tough year… 2020 has proved to be a grim year for many reasons, but chiefly because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the gruelling impact of Covid both personally and professionally on so many … Read More

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IT’S IMMATERIAL – House For Sale

Everything is easy Although they were feted for their jaunty 1986 hit ‘Driving Away From Home’, by that point in their musical trajectory, It’s Immaterial were already a band evolving and embracing different ideas. Previously, the Liverpool outfit had made … Read More

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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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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

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PARAGON CAUSE – What We Started

Skip Ahead to the Future Ottawa-based alternative outfit Paragon Cause (aka Michelle Opthof and Jay Bonaparte) serve up an intriguing combination of synths and guitars that captures a history that the band describe as “one of mystery, sadness, hope and … 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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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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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 – 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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