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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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ELECTRIC YOUTH – Memory Emotion

Ethereal memories… One of 2014’s particular joys was the warm synth tunes gathered on Innerworld, the debut album from Canadian electronic duo Electric Youth (see our sister site The Electricity Club’s review previously). Consisting of Austin Garrick and Bronwyn Griffin, … Read More

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MARINA – Live in London

In this handmade heaven, it’s paradise… Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’), Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis returned earlier this year with new album Love + Fear (see Wavegirl … Read More

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GOLD BABY – Philadelphia

Lost journeys Summer saw some good tunes popping up on the independent scene, although a special mention has to be made to Gold Baby for the evocative ‘500/1’ (see Wavegirl review previously). Siân Alex’s grunge-pop outfit have been keeping the … Read More

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CULT WITH NO NAME – Mediaburn

Lounge pop perfection Billing themselves as “post-punk electronic balladeers”, Cult With No Name (aka Erik Stein and Jon Boux) have carved out an intriguing career since originally forming back in 2004. Following positive reviews for their 2007 debut album Paper … Read More

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ZOMBIE-CHANG – Petit Petit Petit

Perky pop gems The curiously-named Zombie-Chang offers up some mesmerising compositions on Petit Petit Petit. Weaving in synth-pop elements with bass and percussion, the end result is a collection of crisp tunes that could be viewed as a palate cleanser … Read More

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TACOCAT – This Mess Is A Place

Wavy-existential wonders 2016 was a year that was made infinitely more enjoyable care of surf punk foursome Tacocat. Their Lost Time album (see our review previously) weaved in pop culture, feminism, social commentary and good tunes to produce one of … Read More

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ROSE McDOWALL – Live In London

Crystal Nights… Having initially embarked on a musical journey at the latter end of the 1970s, the talents of Glasgow-born Rose McDowall reached a wider audience via the polka-dot pop of Strawberry Switchblade during the 1980s. Alongside Jill Bryson, McDowall’s … Read More

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TACOCAT Live In London

Surf pop perfection at The Moth Club Getting Seattle outfit Tacocat to perform in the UK is a rare (but most welcome) event. Aside from that, the choice of venue is also an intriguing decision given that we’re inside the … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE – Sweet Candy Power

Wave rock wonder It’s perhaps tough to grasp how long Shonen Knife have been in business as a music combo. Originally formed in 1981 by sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yamano alongside Michie Nakatani, Shonen Knife have since cultivated their own quirky pop rock style … Read More

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