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Here at Backseat Mafia HQ we have been following synth pop duo The Ghost of Helags for a while – covering a series of extraordinary beautiful dreamy singles and even capturing a live session of single ‘Chemistry’. The Berlin-based Swedish duo have collected all the singles together and added more tracks to release an exquisite …

BELGIAN synth visionaries-cum-pranksters Telex have dropped a video for their previously unreleased, recently discovered take on “Dear Prudence” – you can watch it below. Their take – treated with just a little more harmonic reverence than their British charting, brilliantly robotic “Rock Around The Clock” – came to light when surviving members Dan Lacksman and …

AMY DOUGLAS WHITE is a Los Angelino by adoption, by way of Madrid, where she was raised the child of American parents. She’s got form in the music biz, serving for three years behind the keyboard in LA’s suitably trippy West Indian Girl and contributing background vocals to M83’s seminal single, “Midnight City”. She’s stepped …

FORMERLY the creative heart behind L-space, the electronic alt.pop outfit who released three albums from 2018 up to last year, Lily Higham and Gordon Johnstone have cleaved away into a new creative zone as Post Coal Prom Queen, although on this evidence it would seem their intent to seduce with airy siren sing and dark synthetic …

BELGIAN synthpop originators ‘n’ pranksters Telex have announced they’re going into partnership with Mute, the very first realisation of which is a career retrospective in This is Telex, a new 14-track compilation, featuring new mixes of 12 classics from the oeuvre and a brace of previously unreleased tracks. This is Telex will be released on limited …

REAVE is a newly emerged musical trio from Manchester & London. With influences such as Sylvan Esso, Johnny Marr and Depeche Mode they combine a wide range of styles from, but never limited to new wave, synth-pop and indie, their sound emits a fresh take on the best of the past. With huge drum sounds, …

LOVELY electronica pop outfit Hot Chip, who seem to straddle the tectonic plates of pop, indie and electronica in a universally-loved way not seen since New Order in their pomp, have got together with Sheffield legend Jarvis Cocker for their new single, “Straight To The Morning”. Watch the video, below. It’s got that effortless and cute …

AFTER two singles dropped on the drove road through the autumn in the shape of the swirling and funky “Naturalise Me”, and the graceful boy/girl synthpop of “Old Flames”, which we took a butcher’s at here and here, respectively, Ed Seed and his band have decided to bare their dancefloor teeth as they descend the …

This euphoric, if occasionally generic debut album from Keep Dancing Inc comes after a five-year wait, a wait that has evidently been worth it. With bouncing synths, fuzzy guitars and endless 80s nostalgia, Embrace will get you shaking those shoulder pads in no time

A clever, engaging pop album, in which The Green Child’s Raven and Mikey hold up a mirror to baroque-psych and synth pop history, smash it with glee, and use the shards to scry it over their shoulders