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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

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

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

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

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

AVEC SANS – Altitude

Euphoric pop perfection… It seems an age since we’ve heard from electropop outfit Avec Sans. Their 2016 album Heartbreak Hi put the London-based band on the map, delivering energetic, infectious pop tunes. Meanwhile, their live shows demonstrated an ability to … Read More

BEARCRAFT – Fabrefactions

Quirky electropop explorations… One of 2020’s sleeper albums was Fabrefactions, an oddly alluring collection of songs by Bearcraft, a Bristol-based musical collective led by Dicky Moore. Across ten compositions, Fabrefactions crafts a musical journey inspired by moving upriver along the … Read More

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

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

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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