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STATS, the synth-pop project of London-based, Welsh-raised Ed Seed, are set to release an album on Memphis Industries exploring the landscape and life of Ed’s childhood next month, entitled Powys 1999. And today they’re releasing a second single, “Old Flames”, a graceful synthpop two-hander about revealing your romantic past. It follows the irresistibly funky tale …

KEEP DANCING INC are breaking out of the French alternative scene armed with a line in synthy post-punk fire. They’re barely in their twenties but the now-trio – we’ll come back to that later – of Louis, Joseph and Gabrielle, already have power, poise and mastery. They’ve been around for a little while: they released a …

Once again they come from the north-Hen Ogledd, time travelling space pop troubadours with music of weird and wonky magic. Originally the brainchild of folk experimentalist/indie anti-hero Richard Dawson and avant harpist Rhodri Davies, the addition of Dawn Bothwell in 2016 and then Sally Pilkington has sparked the collective to channel their inner wonk and …

SINGER-guitarist Carl Coleman and pianist-producer Caspar Hesselager are the musicians behind Danish-Australian duo Palace Winter; they’ve been plying a line in grand, intelligent pop since Waiting For The World To Turn, their debut album, back in 2016. They’ve readied the more synthy textures of their third album, …Keep Dreaming, Buddy, which they’ll be unveiling come …

THOMAS HARVEY is a young English singer-songwriter bringing alt.pop grace and intelligence to his songwriting as a voice for the young UK queer community. He’s not afraid of a downtempo melodic pop number shot through with piercing lyrical precision,  as demonstrated by his latest single, the empowered but regretful lament of “BitCrushed”. Take a listen …

RAVEN MAHON and Mikey Young began making beautiful music together after a chance encounter at a gig in her home state of California; at the time they were both in other bands, Raven in Grass Widow, who had an LP out on the koool Kill Rock Stars; Mikey as a member of Australian post-punk synthers …

HMS MORRIS are a rather fine art-rock collective operating out of the Welsh capital; the project of former Emmy the Great bassist Heledd Watkins, they’ve since developed a whole ethos, aesthetic, sweetly harmonious life of their own. Following the release of two pre-covid era singles, “Babanod” and “Poetry”, they’ve dusted off the rime of lockdown and …

SORBET is the new project from drummer and producer Chris W Ryan; his debut EP under the SORBET name, Life Variations, is a navigation through the key stages of life over three tracks in a suite of more than 20 minutes. Ryan states that the three tracks are borne from the same musical seed: “Every …

SUMMER HEART, the dreampop recording alias of Swede David Alexander, has announced his signing for Icons Creating Evil Art with the release of a sweet and soaring new synthpop tune, “Good Together”. Take a listen below on our SoundCloud embed.  Over the past near-decade that Summer Heart have been active as a proposition, David’s remained …

STATS is the nom-de-musique of London-based, Welsh-raised Ed Seed, who’s paid his musical dues touring the world with Dua Lipa. Elsewhere, once safely installed inside his Stats persona, he’s released a lovely LP of verry funky synthpop in early 2019, Other People’s Lives, which picked up plaudits from none-huger names such as Elton John. That …