Tag: 'synthpop'

RRP Recommends Fieu – Running Running may call itself synthpop, but don't let that lull you into looking forward to a quiet evening in - it's fizzing with effervescent electropop sparkle. >>
RRP Recommends Ski Lodge – Heaven is Now For Heaven is Now Ski Lodge make the transition from mid-to-late 80s indie pop to a slightly earlier new wave period in the same decade. While the guitar owners union might gently weep at such a move, in reality it's a gentle, subtle shift - a differently shaded polo neck perhaps >>
RRP Recommends Naives – No Way At the end of a year of festival slots and tour support, and ahead of their debut EP due out next year, Anglo-French synth pop trio Naives have revealed their latest single, No Way. >>
RRP Recommends Super Subs Week #3 We're already just over / just under the half-way mark in Super Subs Week, depending on whether you count the weekend as a subset of or adjunct to the week. Either way the prime music submissions just keep on coming. >>
RRP Recommends HÔN – Honeydream Honeydream sweeps you up and onto its wing, sending you gliding through a world of soft cascading vocals and a truly wonderful chorus. >>
RRP Recommends Scam Avenue – Mercury Mercury is the title track from the debut EP by dark electropop trio Scam Avenue. It has vocal echoes of Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne), and a quietly developing menace that flourishes briefly before a final phase of descending notes. >>
New music Intertwine – We Are Fools For Singing This Song On We Are Fools For Singing This Song, Ekelund's sweet vocals and the soft cries, together with the softly undulating synths and rhythmic bass, provide such warm comfort that you could be forgiven for missing the song's crushing message. >>
RRP Recommends Philco Fiction – June 17 "This is not the summer of 1992", sings Turid Alida on June 17, the new single by Philco Fiction, wishing for days gone by, days of better weather, better raves, deep house and good times. And while we would caution against romanticising the past, it's impossible not to get swept up in the moment. >>
New music CAPPA – This is Love Released as a single last week, This is Love is the fifth and final track from the self-titled debut EP from CAPPA. It's the kind of lush, cinematic synthpop that retains an air of effortless cool while handing you its mainstream pop business card. >>
News Empathy Test and Vivien Glass Jura Demons tour Long-time RRP favourites Empathy Test have joined forces with Vivien Glass for the Jura Demons tour. With a couple of dates already under their belts, June and July will see the two bands criss-crossing the UK, with support from local acts. Read on for tour details and tracks from both bands. >>
New music NÉONHÈART – Comatose NÉONHÈART are a two piece electronic group from Los Angeles. Their debut single is called Comatose. You don't know it yet, but you're about to fall deeply in love with it. >>
New music Tessera Skies – Out of Sight The members of Tessera Skies have backgrounds in speech, sound, science, classical music and jazz. On their latest single Out of Sight they whip delicate peaks out of those ingredients >>