Electronic, Synth-Pop

Vispa: ‘Cosmic Force’

Love electronic music? Love the 80s? Love electronic music from the 80s? Yes? Then we have the perfect track for you!

This is ‘Cosmic Force’ from Iranian artist Vispa who has used the skills he’s learnt as a producer and keyboardist to create a super-retro sound that you could only hear if you went back a few decades in a time machine! Throwback lovers get your get teeth stuck into this one!

 

Links

https://www.facebook.com/Vispamusic/

https://twitter.com/Vispamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmghhgeg1p6gBxIgyF3hFg

https://www.instagram.com/vispamusic/ 

 

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Indie, Pop, Synth-Pop

‘Brooklyn’ by Fickle Friends

 

Last week, Brighton based indie-pop band, Fickle Friends, released their latest work of synth-hopping, guitar-wah-ing music into the world, ‘Brooklyn’.

With a throwback 80s sound colliding with a modern indie aesthetic, it seems that Fickle Friends have found their very own recipe and it certainly tastes good!

Whilst there is an upbeat bounce to ‘Brooklyn’, the subtext of the lyrics is quiet different. Supposedly, according to singer, Natti, the song personifies anxiety as if it were someone you find difficult to understand and get your head around: ‘You are someone else, it’s something I can’t define, you are not mine’. 

For lovers of: Two Door Cinema Club, Blood Orange, Everything Everything

 

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Alternative, Indie, Pop, Rock, Synth-Pop, Uncategorized

Glitch Code’s ‘Glimmer’

Glitch Code is the exciting musical vehicle behind the musical masterminds of singer, Rachel Harvey, and songwriter/producer, Paul Kirkpatrick.

The single ‘Glimmer’ comes from the band’s album, Gifted_Damaged which has received praise from a number of publications including Subba Cultcha and Rhythm and Booze.

Harvey adds a very distinctive edge to Glitch Code’s brand of alternative electro-pop with eery and brooding vocals that may remind listeners of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox’s work with the Eurythmics or (going out on a limb here) the darkened sound of Evanescence.

Trying to pin down Glitch Code’s music is difficult because it is so eclectic, evidently drawing influences from a wide range of musical locations. Therefore, perhaps we should stop trying to compare them to other artists and embrace them for the unique work they are doing! Their experimentalism has even led to them using unusual instruments to fine-tune their sound, such as fretless basses and the theremin (yes, I had to look it up too).

However, what can certainly be said though is that there are few sprinkles of 80s production values found in Glitch Code’s mixing pot with computer-esque synths and robotic sound effects used in subtle, but effective ways. This, along with the heavily distorted guitar that underlies the track creates an unheard of sound that has been meticulously tweaked to electro-pop perfection – nobody is making music quite like Glitch Code right now.

In a sentence, you need to get on the Glitch Code hype this minute so you can say that you were into them a long time before before a whole host of other bands come along trying to copy their style. Go on! Do it!

Find out a little more about Glitch code right here:

Links:

http://www.glitch-code.com/

https://www.facebook.com/glitchcode

https://twitter.com/glitchcode

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Dance, Synth-Pop, Uncategorized

Andrea Di Giovanni releases atmospheric new electropop single ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’

Have a nibble on this tune!

21-year-old Italian-born singer, Andrea Giovanni, is set to release atmospheric new electropop song, ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’, set to drop April 15th. Taking influence vocally from Sam Smith and Jess Glynne, the artist delivers a soaring vocal performance that has the potential to appeal both to underground fans and the masses. Marco Casaluce produces the instrumental, opening with brooding synth swells before erupting with some hard-hitting bass.

Catch a teaser here: https://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2/ill-take-care-of-myself-teaser-andrea-di-giovanni

Raised in Rome, Andrea moved to the UK in 2013 to pursue his dreams as a singer. A sufferer of the rare skin condition vitiligo, Andrea was bullied in the youth for the affliction putting him in a very dark place. His strict Catholic upbringing also made it hard for him to openly come to terms with his bixesuality. Moving to the UK, he was able to finally find acceptance, learning to embrace them as strengths instead of weaknesses.

As he explains himself, ‘I started to see vitiligo as my edge and distinctive characteristic of my personality, a strength. I decided to show it in the covert art-work of the single, ‘taking care of myself’ means also the ability to transform what you’ve always considered weaknesses into beautiful strengths.

Andrea also has an EP ‘Soultrip’ on the way scheduled for release in July.

  (photo credit: Barbara Gallozzi – Photo Studio Imag&vents)

Links:

Website: http://andreadigiovanni.it/

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andreadigiovannimusic/?fref=ts

Twitter: @adigiovannioff

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Alternative, Rock, Synth-Pop, Uncategorized

Electro London Records releases exciting new VINYL album, ‘SYNTH WAVE – Volume 1’

‘Synth Wave Volume 1’ is the flagship VINYL compilation album of some of the world’s freshest innovative electronic music. Electro, synth pop, electro pop, darkwave… collectively we call it Synth Wave.

‘Synth Wave Volume 1’ challenges the apathetic and predictable current popular music scene and features an array of artists who are regularly championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, and Radio X.

Synth Wave is not just a genre, it’s a culture, an attitude, a state of mind. This is not just a compilation album, more a reflection of a world-wide music phenomenon that is happening now in cities around the world… with artists from Argentina, France, Canada, UK, Sweden, Ireland and Brazil. Exciting, acclaimed artists with new songs, inspired by their electronic peers, with synthesizers, emotion, style and attitude…

‘Synth Wave Volume 1’ has been collated by the team behind the popular Electro London Festival (headlined by ex-Kraftwerk Wolfgang Flür), Analogue Nights and Synthetic City music events: Johnny Normal and Rob Green (The Department) are Electro London Records.**

Listen to a snapshot of the entire ‘Synth Wave Volume 1’ album, followed by the 12 tracks in full. CLICK HERE

Tracklisting:

  1. Promenade Cinema – As The World Stops Revolving
  2. Massive Ego – Low Life
  3. Cosaquitos En Globo – Fantasy
  4. The Department – Glass Houses
  5. Johnny Normal – Talk To Me
  6. Tiny Magnetic Pets – We Shine
  7. Circuit 3 – New Man
  8. Ys Atlov – You Can’t Fool Me
  9. The Stir Fry Pop Star – Pray Now
  10. Technique – So Cold
  11. Meter Bridge – It Was Nothing
  12. Rodney Cromwell – Fenchurch Street

 

As Rob Green states: ‘Synth music has crept from the shadows (where it has been hiding since the mid-eighties) and is infiltrating even mainstream music these days. The majority of bands in the charts once again have a synthesizer. Synthwave takes it further, continuing the impact made by the early electronic pioneers (Kraftwerk, Human League, Soft Cell, Numan, Ultravox, Visage, John Foxx, with those incredible synthesized machine sounds fused to emotional, anthemic and impactful songs.

 

**Rob Green performs with The Department, was signed to Feargal Sharkey’s label and has remixed for artists as revered as Robbie Williams and William Orbit… Johnny Normal meanwhile performs with his post-punk electronic rock-pop group, and has toured with the likes of Adam Ant and Blancmange. (he’s also a Swine Flu survivor – surviving a 7 month battle with the disease back in 2014!). Johnny hosts a regular radio show promoting independent synth music.

LINKSwww.electrolondonfestival.com

For more information and for interview/feature opportunities, please contact publicity3@quitegreat.co.uk or call 01223 84444

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Pop, Synth-Pop, Uncategorized

Jo Cooper releases feel good electropop single ‘Touch The Sky’

Having performed on Australia’s number 1 breakfast show ‘The Morning Show’ as well as performing for Rugby League team The South Sydney Rabbitohs during half-time, Sydney singer/songwriter Jo Cooper is now aiming to push her talents global with this feel good electro-pop single, ‘Touch The Sky’.

Listen to the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv5LYEo4O3o

The fun party song features an explosively catchy chorus and energetic synth-driven instrumental, produced by Brisbane beat smith Stuart Stuart. Grammy Award winning engineer Bob Ludwig (Madonna, Daft Punk, Coldplay, Nirvana, Train, Mariah Carey, David Bowie) personally quoted the track as “Catchy as Hell”.

Australia may be exiting summer right now, but here in the Northern hemisphere it’s right on time!

A self-confessed workaholic, Jo has previously dealt with work stress that left her so ill she had to be rushed to hospital. Recording her debut album hasn’t been any less stressful for Jo, she had to deal with a difficult producer who overcharged her only to find out she needed to record the entire album again from scratch with another producer. ‘Touch the Sky’ sees the artist lyrically relinquishing all the stress in her life and focusing on the good.

It’s an uplifting song, about brushing off the day and going out and feeling good about life’, explains Jo Cooper.

This single follows the success of her 2013 song ‘Stupid Boy’, a track which gained international attention with its Ministry of Sound house remix. Produced by London electronic duo Hoxton Whores, the remix climbed into the top 100 reaching 20 on UK’s Music Week Club Charts.

In 2014 Jo released her highly anticipated debut EP, Running Free, along with her empowering single ‘Don’t Turn Back’, skilfully tackling the heavy topic of domestic abuse.

You cannot help but fall in love with Jo, one of those personalities that makes you smile when she’s around. Jo’s voice is beautiful and full of energy and her talent is only that of a star in the making’ – Carmelo Pizzino (Dancing With The Stars)

Her debut album is now in the works, due for release mid 2016, with single ‘Touch the Sky’ out May 20th.

Links:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jocooper

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jocoopermusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoCooperSings

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jocoopermusic

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Pop, Synth-Pop

The HARDKISS ready to make ‘Strange Moves’ with new single. Special appearance from Kazaky

Coming to the UK and already a prime candidate for radio play, ‘Strange Moves’ is the new single from dance pop progressive pop group The HARDKISS and collaborator Kazaky.

Having already won national music awards for Best Album and Best Single at the Yuna Awards in their native Ukraine, the Kiev based group are already hugely popular close to home*. Now they are coming to Britain to spread their own brand of independent dance pop progressive pop to a wider audience. Their unique blend of independent spirit and pop music, plus a varied influence base which includes Rita Ora and Paramore at opposite ends of the spectrum, stands them in good stead to continue making a name for themselves on these shores.

And with the help of this slick, colourful video, they’re set to do just that.

Self-contained and very proud of it, the songs are composed, recorded and produced in house, as are the videos. It’s astounding that the production is so clean and crisp, mirroring the best work out there at the moment in spite of the band’s independence.

That talent has seen The HARDKISS become darlings of the festival scene around Europe, raising awareness that Ukranian music is on the rise. And with EDM laced pop so huge in the charts at the moment, the stage is set for the emergence of The HARDKISS.

*Live video performing ‘Stones’, from Ukraine’s Yuna National Music Awards:

 

Links:
https://soundcloud.com/the_hardkiss
https://www.facebook.com/THEHARDKISS
https://twitter.com/the_hardkiss

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