FLIRTING – Peppermint

Anxiety pop moments Describing themselves as “an anxiety-pop band”, the 5-piece outfit of Flirting appear to draw cues from the brighter points of indie pop’s long and storied legacy. The fuzzy guitarscapes of 2016’s ‘Wouldn’t You’ suggested hints of My … Read More

THE GO! TEAM – Semicircle

The Go! Team invite you to join the school band… As the old expression goes, if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it. The Go! Team’s fifth album arrives and essentially delivers precisely what you’d expect from Ian Parton’s music … Read More

FIFI RONG – Awake

The sultry charms of Fifi Rong awaken once again… Having surprised listeners with the dynamic electropop of ‘The Same Road’ in 2017 (see our sister site The Electricity Club’s review), Fifi Rong launches her latest EP Awake with a strong … Read More

Wavegirl Albums Of 2017

2017 offered up a broad variety of music that saw some artists offering up a few surprises. Here’s the ten albums that Wavegirl felt represented the best of the year…. ALBUM OF THE YEAR HANNAH PEEL – Mary Casio: Journey … Read More

WOLF ALICE – Visions Of A Life

Alt-Rock favourites deliver a solid second album… Wolf Alice’s 2015 debut My Love Is Cool made a sizeable impact on a genre that had previously been either the purview of commercial conveyor belt mush or the traditional landfill-indie of old. … Read More

PIXX – The Age Of Anxiety

Electronic pop gets introspective on the debut album from Pixx… Taking her name from a nickname associated with her grandmother, Hannah Rodgers embarked on her musical career as Pixx in 2015. A former Brit School student (where the likes of … Read More

BRUJA Evil Creepy

Raw rock trio deliver an EP of energetic tunes… The Barnsley indie rock trio of Bruja first appeared on our radar in 2016 with the tight rhythms of ‘Sculie’, a song that managed to stand out from the pack via … Read More

SLOWDIVE Slowdive

Shoegazing’s finest return with their first post-reformation album… Framed through the critical analysis and commentary of the 21st Century, the transformation of the UK’s indie music scene of the 1990s has largely been focused on Britpop, particularly the Oasis/Blur story. … Read More

FIFI RONG The Same Road

The hypnotic Fifi Rong returns with a distinctly electronic approach for her new release… The soulful, beguiling style of Fifi Rong has been winning over both the press and the public for many years via releases such as a Next … Read More

LOWLY Heba

Lowly bring their own brand of polished pop moments on debut album Heba… The Nordic regions seem to have a particular knack for combining pop music with moodiness and reflection. Denmark’s Lowly are a case in point. Originally appearing in … Read More

FUTURE POLITICS Austra

AUSTRA return with a topical third outing… Offering a statement on the themes and approach of Austra’s latest album Future Politics, Katie Stelmanis suggests “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia. Not just hope in the future, but the idea … Read More

Wavegirl SONGS OF 2016

2016 served up a broad selection of good tunes which tickled our fancy… 2016 was a grim year that saw the loss of so many bright talents from the world of music, including David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Pete Burns, … Read More

Wavegirl ALBUMS OF 2016

This year provided an eclectic mix of talents that saw both some of our regular favourites as well as some newly discovered outfits in the running for favourite albums of the year… The Dear One – Baltic Fleet Having been … Read More

AFTERTOUCH Princess Chelsea

New Zealand’s electronic royalty returns with an eclectic series of covers… It’s been pleasantly surprising to see the talents of New Zealand musician and producer Princess Chelsea develop since her captivating 2011 debut album Lil’ Golden Book. Her 2015 follow-up … Read More

AIVIS The Wilderness

New synth duo AIVIS offer warmth and emotion in their debut release… It’s always refreshing to discover new electronic bands that offer intriguing, original sounds and can be influenced by a variety of bands without having to mimic any of … Read More

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON Orphée

Arrival composer crafts a melancholic masterpiece… Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has a particular talent for pulling together disparate music elements to craft sounds that can often lean towards the experimental – or towards warm familiarity. There’s some striking touches on … Read More

BALTIC FLEET The Dear One

Baltic Fleet’s third album sails along with a bolder wind at its back… The inspiration for Baltic Fleet’s latest album is a suitably unusual one. Multi-instrumentalist and Baltic Fleet founder Paul Fleming had been intrigued by a local church – … Read More

FIFI RONG Future Never Comes

The hypnotic voice of Fifi Rong is back with a scintillating new release…. It’s been a busy year for soulful songstress Fifi Rong. Following on from her successful Forbidden Desire EP, Fifi has since collaborated with Mercury Prize-winning musician Skepta … Read More

MARSHEAUX Ath.Lon

Greek electronic outfit Marsheaux return with a new globe-spanning album… The electronic music scene has become a particularly cluttered place in recent years. With more synthpop outfits than you can shake a stick at, it’s become tough sorting the wheat … Read More

TACOCAT Lost Time

It’s surf-pop a-go-go with Tacocat’s latest long player… You can’t really go wrong when you’ve got a talent for tunes and a thoroughly eclectic approach to lyrical content. For Seattle foursome Tacocat, this has resulted in a catalogue of songs … Read More

MINOR VICTORIES Minor Victories

Supergroup MINOR VICTORIES arrive with tunes both minor and major… The debut release of their eponymous album has finally given everyone an opportunity to assess the output of so-called supergroup Minor Victories. Comprised of members from Slowdive, Mogawi and Editors, … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA Is It All OK?

Electropop royalty returns with a video of a synthetic future… With the release of The Great Cybernetic Depression last year, Princess Chelsea managed to raise the bar for her own brand of electronic music that had caught everyone’s attention back … Read More

PHYSICAL L.U.V Evvol

Dark synthpop goodness from EVVOL… In recent years it’s been refreshing to see electronic music expanding its frontiers (in much the way its pioneers intended) rather than being subsumed by a suspect nostalgia for times past. In particular, the baroque … Read More

FIFI RONG Forbidden Desire

FIFI RONG returns with her own particular brand of beguiling tunes on her new EP release… If there’s one artist that appears to have a strong work ethic in the current music scene, it’s Fifi Rong. It appears the talented … Read More

LUSH Blind Spot

A reformed LUSH deliver an energetic selection of material on this new EP release… There’s probably fertile ground to debate the quality of many of the recent resurgence in reformed acts (In fact there’s equally just as much ground to … Read More

PRINCESS CENTURY Rendezvous

PRINCESS CENTURY offers up a bonus selection of electronic delights… With the release of 2015’s Progress, Princess Century (aka Maya Postepksi) had successfully stepped up from her debut album Lossless as well as demonstrated that the Toronto musician’s work with … Read More

Song To The Siren

The creation of a haunting alternative classic… Long afloat on shipless oceans I did all my best to smile ‘Til your singing eyes and fingers Drew me loving to your isle Although now an established part of the UK’s rich … Read More

Wavegirl Songs Of 2015

2015 served up a broad range of excellent tunes from a broad range of artists. Here, in no particular order, are the songs that struck us as the standout moments of 2015… Flesh without Blood – Grimes Art Angels invited … Read More

Wavegirl Albums Of 2015

Demolishing the old myth that “modern music is rubbish” 2015 has offered some quality albums. Here’s Wavegirl’s take on the best the year had to offer… ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1. The Great Cybernetic Depression – Princess Chelsea With the … Read More

LUSH Chorus

The musical delights of alternative indie outfit LUSH gets a timely reassessment… The mid to late eighties was a busy period for the UK indie scene. Although The Smiths tower over this era of history, there was also a rich … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA The Great Cybernetic Depression

Auckland’s finest delivers an electropop journey into space… If there’s one particular star on the electronic music scene that’s been on the ascendant in recent years, it’s New Zealand’s Princess Chelsea. Scoring a cult hit with the indie charms of … Read More

VILE ELECTRODES Stark White

One of the UK’s finest electronic acts return with some synth goodness… VILE ELECTRODES have crafted a particularly intriguing career path. The duo, consisting of Martin Swan and Anais Neon, have carefully eked out a series of EP releases over … Read More

FIFI RONG Violently Silently

FIFI RONG brings her own brand of lush tunes care of new release Violently Silently… One of the more surprising music acts to emerge in recent years comes in the form of FIFI RONG, whose sultry vocals have invited listeners … Read More

LOLA DUTRONIC Lost In Translation

Electronic duo LOLA DUTRONIC return with a collection of tunes that exude style and charm… Lola Dutronic was a project originally conceived by Richard Citroen to combine his love of 60s French pop with modern electronic music. The result has … Read More

PRINCESS CENTURY Progress

PRINCESS CENTURY returns with the Cosmic Disco of new release Progress… When she’s not banging the drums for Canadian electronic outfit Austra, Maya Postepski adopts the mantle of Princess Century to purse her own curious electronic experiments. 2013’s Lossless release … Read More

UMMAGMA Frequency

Dreampop duo UMMAGMA release an EP of ethereal delights… In a world of landfill indie and ‘retro electro’, it’s always a pleasant diversion to stumble across an aural oasis that occupies its own distinct territory, which is certainly the landscape … Read More

GRIMES Art Angels

GRIMES returns with the follow-up to her 2012 album Visions and provides challenges and rewards for the keen listener… The success of her previous album Visions clearly caused something of a dilemma for Claire Boucher (aka Grimes). The album had, … Read More

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS Froot

Following on from the high profile pop of 2012’s Electra Heart album, Marina And The Diamonds returned earlier this year with the more intimate Froot. Electra Heart had been marked out by its concept album approach in which Marina Diamandis … Read More

A-HA Cast In Steel

The Norwegian synth outfit return from their brief retirement with a new album and a new sense of perspective… It was difficult to get too emotional once the last strains of ‘Take On Me’ had echoed around the Brighton Centre, … Read More

The Dream World of FIFI RONG

Songwriter and singer Fifi Rong has been carefully building up her own musical profile over recent years, an effort which has resulted in the captivating debut single ‘Over You’. Originating from from China, Fifi has weaved in Chinese Folk elements … Read More

PRINCESS CENTURY Lossless

You’d think that between TRUST and AUSTRA, the talented MAYA POSTEPSKI would have all her free time accounted for. So it was somewhat surprising to learn that she’s also embarked on a solo project titled PRINCESS CENTURY… Releasing a vinyl-only … Read More

GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS Hitting The Brick Wall

Having already engaged our curiosity with their previous release ‘Jessica 6’, Girl One & The Grease Guns have returned with a new single release entitled ‘(Here Come) The Catastrophe Machines’. Making good on their manifesto for “causing confusion with a … Read More

Introducing LORNA DUNE

When asked about Dune, many people are more likely to remember Sting in his winged underpants (from the 1984 David Lynch adaptation) than other more relevant plot elements. Originally a classic novel, Dune featured the nomadic Fremen – a people … Read More

TRUST Joyland

If there was one outfit that’s taken us by surprise in recent times, it’s TRUST – the Toronto-based electronic music combo who delivered up the sleazy synth delights of 2012’s debut album TRST. At times, Trust delivered a sound like … Read More

GRIMES Visions

Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens… It’s been a very interesting period for the electronic music enthusiast with electropop gaining a very prominent profile via some of the new artists emerging. The term ‘Renaissance Period’ has been … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA Lil’ Golden Book

New Zealand’s PRINCESS CHELSEA presents a magical and captivating brand of Electropop that’s guaranteed to charm even the most jaded listener. Auckland-based musician and producer Chelsea Nikkel is a classically trained pianist whose pop roots stretch back to the likes … Read More

AUSTRA Olympia

Commenting on Canada’s largest city, the writer Margaret Atwood once made the joke “First prize a week in Toronto, second prize two weeks in Toronto”. Times change and a now thoroughly cosmopolitan Toronto is the city that’s produced the captivating … Read More

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