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Synth-Pop


Track: Big Black Delta – Lord Only Knows

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Interview: EWAH & The Vision of Paradise plus track ‘Play Hard’

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Premiere: Alyrah – Twin Flame Portal EP plus single The Empress

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After hearing the dark, yet beautiful, synth-pop of their single Control, out now via Republic of Music, we knew we wanted to try and track down its creators, duo Beautiful Machines. With an album to follow, theres a sense of the dystopian, and a journey, inspired as it is by Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’. With the …

Legendary UK synth-pop duo Tears for Fears have announced the North American leg of their Tipping Point World Tour in 2022, with Garbage in support. Kicking off in Cincinnati, OH on May 20th, the tour will see the band performing in over twenty cities across North America before capping off with their last show in Wantagh, …

17 years in the making, comes the first new album from legendary synth-pop duo Tears for Fears. Out on February 25th via Concord Records the pair have just released the video for the title track of the record, The Tipping Point. Of the process of making The Tipping Point, Roland Orzabel says Before everything went …

Critically-acclaimed Amsterdam synth duo Weval (aka Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers) have arrived on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint with news of forthcoming 4-track EP Changed For The Better. Having cultivated a unique sound, they balance high energy electronic funk and emotive synth arrangements with bold, beautifully composed melodies and songwriting. During the time of …

We’ve got a midweek treat for you on the site today, in the form of New Yorker Ryan Work’s new EP. As Fair Visions, he released his debut EP A Way Out last August, and its follow-up displays impressive growth over little more than a year. Anyone who’s on board with contemporaries Nation of Language …

Dublin-born, London-based singer/producer Orla Gartland has released her long-awaited debut album, Woman On The Internet via her own label New Friends. The beautifully flowing collection charts the artist’s emotional journey with fervour and introspection in equal measure, proving an incisive debut that is big on both feelings and sound. The culmination of years of music …

Paying homage to the Queen of Pop’s recent birthday, music and art collective Italians Do It Better have released a 20-track covers album of Madonna, respectfully reimagined and shining with as many synth, post-punk and disco elements as one would expect. The compilation is a passport to 20 covers, recorded from the bedrooms of 19 …

Black Marble (aka Chris Stewart) has announced his new album titled Fast Idol, which is due out October 22 via Sacred Bones Records. He’s also sharing the first single and video for Somewhere, alongside the announcement of UK/US tour dates this October and November. On the track itself, Chris Stewart shares: “‘Somewhere’ describes a place …

It’s A Mindfuck.  Total Head Explosion.  Grant Roams Eerie Alien Territories. Each Second There’s Madness, Obscenity, Terror.  Here, Everything Radiates Fear, Unease.  Cartoon Kallikantzaroi Eviscerate Reality.  It’s Stephen King in song. Childhood distilled into essential sights and sounds and smells. Everyday cautionary tales, neighbourhood characters, the things kids get up to when time is no object and everything can …

After being inspired by Roger Phelps laptop demos whilst quarantining in Ohio, Joel Henry Blaeser joined Phelps in forming their new duo .boy, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere their latest single Arrival | Departure right here in Backseat Mafia today. The follow up to their much admired debut August, the pair told …