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Hiki – A Trip To The Sea

Russian act Hiki return with their seventh album A Trip To The Sea. It’s a welcome return to form after April’s underwhelming split release with Green Horizon. If you have not heard Hiki before the sound is vast, atmospheric dreampop driven by programming and synths with the tracks having a feelgood effect. This is backed … Continue reading

Latest Album Releases

A round-up of some of the albums to catch my ears this past couple of months or so. I noticed my no reviews rule I implemented a couple of weeks ago is starting to waver again so I am implementing that rule again (well maybe just for this post). Press play and let your ears … Continue reading

A Night At The Culture Bunker #1

I forgot to post this mix here which I did to celebrate the now-defunct club night I jointly ran/deejayed. Enjoy! Full Tracklisting: Altered Images – Leave Me Alone (Cassette Single) Theatre Of Hate – Legion Echo & The Bunnymen – Clay Buzzcocks – I Look Alone Cocteau Twins – Those Eyes, That Mouth The Slits … Continue reading

Lizzy & The Fanatics – Perfect World

Lizzy & The Fanatics hail from Montreal, Canda and feature Lysanne Picard, Denise Trimm and Amélie Laplante. Their new EP features the two recent singles Middle Child and Far Away alongside four new tracks. The sound on the EP is a mix of DIY pop and dream pop with luscious synths for support. They are … Continue reading

808 DOT POP – Incandescent

808 DOT POP is the side project of Passenger S from Belgian band Metroland. The new single Incandescent comes in three flavours as 2 digital EPs and one 7″ single. Incandescent is vintage sounding electronic music for fans of Kraftwerk, Telex and the like. Incandescent (Platinum) Available digitally from Alfa Matrix Incandescent (Tantalum) Available on … Continue reading

Angvstia Pop – Amor y Ansiedad

Angvstia Pop are a new band from González Catán, Argentina. It seems they formed as a result of the lockdown and the two members have been in other bands such as Pelopincho who have been featured on these pages before. Taking their influences from the likes of Beat Happening, Julie Ruin and The Cannanes the … Continue reading

The Bank Holiday Session

The late May bank holiday listening session is primarily synthpop and coldwave. Surely even the “indiest” indie kid needs some coldwave and synth-pop in their lives….. Personal Touch – Egami The label of Australian two-piece Personal Touch writes that they draw “heavily on influences from new wave and post-punk”. The four tracks may initially sound … Continue reading

Happy Spendy – You’re Doing Okay

Glasgow indiepop/synth pop band Happy Spendy have announced that they will be releasing an album titled You’re Doing Okay next month. It compiles the band’s first three self released EPs and singles including February’s Ready When You Are. Two tracks from that EP have been stuck in my brain ever since including the opener Fresh, … Continue reading

яблоня – перекресток

There are some lovely sounds on the new single from Moscow’s яблоня (Apple Tree). Where as previous single еврокафе demonstrated that it was a fine example of coldwave inspired post-punk перекресток on the other hand is pure synth pop. Part New Order, part Saint Etienne and lots of parts whistling it’s the band’s poppiest moment … Continue reading

Post-Punk Sunday

The new single from Cold Cave is a cover of Absolute Body Control‘s Waving Hands. It stays faithful to the original although sounding darker and denser. Get it from here whilst the original version is available here. Warsaw Pact have released an album of demos called, erm Demos (2016-2109). The release includes two previously unheard … Continue reading

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