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Moodboard: I Break Horses

Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck’s second full-length as I Break Horses, Chiaroscuro, is a rather sublime thing. Whether the Swedish duo are dabbling in lurching witch-gaze (‘Medicine Brush‘, ‘Berceuse‘) or blissful, escapist synth-pop (‘Denial‘), what really comes through is the clarity and



EP Review: Lovelife – Stateless

When critics deride a band for being too “bland”, “formulaic”, or just plain “boring”, the biggest mistake that band can often make is to wave the big white flag, and call it a day. However, in Lovelife’s case, they turned the whole ordeal of Viva Brother’s messy demise on …



Album Review: Icona Pop – This is…

With the release of their first ‘official’ international album, This is…, Sweden’s Icona Pop find themselves in a strange position. Renowned and well-known for their Charli XCX co-written – and ad-synced to hell – breakout track ‘I Love It’, and with a 2012 Swedish debut LP, Icona



Patterns’ Top 10 Icons of the ’80s

Take a listen to ‘Sunny Days‘, the latest single from Costa Rican synth-pop foursome Patterns, and what’s the first thing you think of? Why it’s the 1980s, of course. Those slick, arpeggiating synths, liquid vocals and exuberant hand-claps just scream sunset rides in vintage convertibles along Miami



Live Review: CHVRCHES @ Birthdays 25/09/13

Having just released their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, earlier in the week, the buzz around CHVRCHES has been huge, propelling the Scottish trio into the big leagues. Not undeservedly, their distinct post-rock, emo-electro pop has found them fans both here and across the pond.

It …



Album Review: College – Heritage

In the world of music, France and electronic pop are the perfect combination. M83, Justice, Kavinsky and Daft Punk are to name but a few of the French electronic powerhouses and Nantes native David Grellier is no exception to this never-ending list. Heritage, the third full-length from …



New Track: Ejecta – ‘Jeremiah (The Denier)’

It should come as no surprise that ‘Jeremiah (The Denier)’ – the debut single from Brooklyn’s Joel Ford and Leanne Macomber as Ejecta – is utterly sublime. You only have to glance over the duo’s respective résumés to see the overwhelming quality of their past musical ventures: Ford is one-half …


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Supreme Cuts reveal new single ‘Envision’

Chicago duo, Supreme Cuts, comprised of Mike Perry and Austin Kjeultes, are set to release their second LP ‘Divine Ecstasy’ in October. The new single ‘Envision’ will precede the album on September 23rd, through Memphis Industries.

‘Envision’ is an upbeat, Synth Pop track, that sees the band further …


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New track: Cloud Control – Scar

Australian synth-poppers Cloud Control have released the truly wonderful Scar, quite possibly the best track we’ve heard in a long time.

The second official single from their forthcoming album Dream Cave, Scar is a groove-filled, foot-smashing epic that at times asphyxiates the listener in both sky-soaring confidence and …



Moodboard: Juveniles

With their funk-tinged latest single, ‘Fantasy‘, dropping this week on their own Paradis imprint, we asked French duo Juveniles to put together a moodboard of the things that inspire their neon-bathed, electro-pop. From formative influences in David Bowie and Jack Kerouac, through to contemporary sources of creative …