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New York dark wave duo Xeno & Oaklander have announced their impending full-length release, Vi/deo, due out on 22 October via Dais Records. The album promises to further distil the group’s iconic noir synth-pop and is inspired by ideas of synaesthesia, scent, star worship, and obsolescent technologies. Duo Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride conceived the …

FLYING high, flying free, with an absolutely gorgeous line in glittery, psychedelic synthpop, LIP TALK – the musical avatar of New Yorker Sarah K Pedinotti – has returned to the melodic modular breach once more with the absolutely lush “Solar Return”, gloried with her mellifluous tones, breathy, bell-clear, more than a little Liz Fraser in …

BROOKLYN’s three-sister indie rock band TEEN were much loved by those in the know, and rightfully so, with slow-burn, atmospheric altpop numbers such as “Raggedy Andy” to offer the world. It was with sadness that that same cognoscenti received the news that sisters Lizzie, Katherine and Kristina Lieberson were calling it a day after two …

SARAH K. PEDINOTTI, the Brooklyn experimental popster who guises as LIP TALK, and who we last saw see-sawing twixt sin and virtue on the psychedelic synthpop of “More”, has dropped another single flirting with the concepts of the vices, the thrumming dayglo silk of “Bargain Day”, coming at pop askew with a little ESG and …

HOT ON the heels of Fusion’s The Exhibition EP comes the second in a planned trilogy, the Passion And Control Remixes, out on Fusion Records today, June 4th. The recently released, initial four-track The Exhibition EP is a gateway into the electro-pop world of Fused, the award-winning UK electronic music artist, remixer and producer, which takes …

BASED these days in Melbourne, born and raised over in Hong Kong, Alex Fasso has been quietly migrating his seductive and blissful tunesmithery away from the brittle acoustic introspection of his earlier work – check the lockdown lovely “Happy 4 U”, for instance, committed to tape during that first, weird, weird period when we all …

THE KILLERS’ founding member and guitarist Dave Keuning has released another taster of his June solo album, A Mild Case Of Everything, with the video for the anthemically synthy “Time & Fury”. You can’t deny Dave has a way with a tune, his writing at the heart of The Killers’ incredible success down the years. …

SARAH K PEDINOTTI is the living, breathing Brooklyn-based human behind the glam-psych-pop stylings of LIP TALK, who’s just dropped the video for the glitteringly trippy “More” – and we’ve got it here for you. “More” concerns just that; the craving, the craven, the wish to hold and consume; be more excited, more satiated, love more …

STRIDING across the synthpop world for 36 years now in a career absolutely without parallel, Vince Clarke and Andy Bell are back with a remixes take on last year’s album, The Neon; and they’ve also announced a string of dates across the UK and Europe for the autumn. Double whammy! The Neon Remixed collects together …

BROOKLYN’s three-sister indie rock band TEEN were much loved by those in the know, and rightfully so, with slow-burn, atmospheric altpop numbers such as “Raggedy Andy” to offer the world. It was with sadness that that same cognoscenti received the news that sisters Lizzie, Katherine and Kristina Lieberson were calling it a day after two …