Julian Brandt & Marina Schiptjenko Directed By: Erik Artur 2011.
Julian Brandt (Bobby, The Paper Faces, Lustans Lakejer) have worked intensively with Marina Schiptjenko (BWO, Vacuum, Page) this summer and autumn with a forthcoming album. The project is called “Julian & Marina”.
Marina Schiptjenko is normally also a part of the Swedish synth pop act PAGE:
Find out more about PAGE here >>
SHAKE has landed!!
thank you everyone for waiting for new music!
hope you like the new song… this was just us trying out the test pressing but the real versions are nice and shiny
come see me on the shake DJ tour! paris/ berlin/ NY/ LA/ SF/ tokyo/ beijing and the big on in London!
SHAKE is now from 13.11.11 on iTunes UK
see www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk for more info
Electro-pop singer Little Boots has come top of the BBC’s Sound of 2009 list, which aims to highlight the best new music talent for the new year. Little Boots is 24-year-old singer and keyboard player Victoria Hesketh from Blackpool, whose influences include David Bowie, Gary Numan and Kate Bush. Little Boots was already highlighted as a promising act on Dolphin Music’s issue 2 of Music Planet magazine. Her original sound and creative setup includes a Yamaha Tenori-On, a Stylophone and a MicroKorg…mixed with a traditional piano.
Here’s a live video with Sweden’s synth pop queen Emmon, to learn more check out our interview with her right here >>
Stereoklang got an interview with Emmon, real name is Emma Nylén, who has been very active in the Swedish and Scandinavian electro synthpop scene since several years back. She has been dubbed the title “Electro pop queen of Sweden”. Now the rumors are hot on the net that there is a new album on its way and Stereoklang caught up with her to ask her if this is true and also took the opportunity to talk about music production, DJ-ing and of course synthesizers, hard and soft. To find out more about her go here >>
Thrill Jockey crew Future Islands, whose latest album On The Water was released last month, have announced a tour of the UK and Ireland in March 2012. They’re also playing a one off show with Not Not Fun’s purveyors of sun-soaked dub Peaking Lights in December, and performing at ATP Nightmare Before Xmas.
8th – London, Rhythm Factory (with Peaking Lights)
9th – Minehead, ATP Nightmare Before Xmas
6th – London, Tufnell Park Dome
7th – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest
8th – Manchester, venue tba
9th – Brighton, The Hunt
10th – Dublin, Whelan’s
Directed by Mike Anderson
Future Islands – On the Water – Out Now!
Check out the band at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/lillasallskapet
Foretaste return with their third studio album. “Love On Demand” is the new album from this French synthpop duo.
The debut album was released back in 2005. Since then the band have managed to release a second studio album and now they are back with their new studio album. “Love On Demand” is just like the title reveal yet another album with harmonic and sweet and tender electropop. The love for 80′s electronic music combined with modern instruments, the music is catchy and very melodic.
With both uptempo floorfillers and slower ballad-like songs the album witness on a great variety. But the songs have all something in common. It’s about love, passion, lust or even obsession. Something the band have focused on with this third album. The album follows very well what the band have been up to so far with past album and fans will definately see this one as something great.
01. Alone With People Around
02. Do What You Can
03. The End Of Days
04. What About Me?
07. Automatic Love Response
08. What If
09. My Greatest Deception
10. Save Me
11. X Me
The brand new music video for Ivy’s song, “Fascinated,” which Adam Schlesinger described to RollingStone.com as matching the “old-school, synth-pop” vibe of the song by featuring “some robot dancing, some vintage synths, and a guy with no face,” is out now! “Fascinated” appears on IVY’s new full length album, ‘All Hours.’
Ivy is a trio — multi-instrumentalist Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger and singer Dominique Durand — that started out in the mid-’90s out of New York. They were widely recognized and acclaimed until their long hiatus six years ago. (Schlesinger found much success as the bassist in Fountains Of Wayne and the writer of the theme from That Thing You Do!) According to the band, that long period time was difficult for them — struggling through obstacles both in their music and in their personal lives. The band has now gotten back on their feet with this fifth studio album, but I really should call it the first, since it is the first album that displays their new electronic sound.
Get your copy of ‘All Hours’
The monthly Beatport remix contests are a chance for producers out there to show their skills. This time Erasure and their song ‘I lose myself’ is ready to be remixed.
Here’s all the details from the Beatport website:
Ready to get lost in the music? Beatport is proud to announce Erasure’s “I Lose Myself” remix contest, featuring the pumping electro-disco single from the band’s new album for MUTE, “Tomorrow’s World.”
If you a resident of US, EU, Switzerland, Iceland, or Norway, this is your chance to collaborate with two of synth-pop’s veritable icons, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (himself a founder of Depeche Mode and Yazoo), along with the pop producer Frankmusik; and the parts to the single lend themselves to a vast array of remix possibilities, from filthy dubstep to stadium-grade electro house.
The winning remix will rack up over $5000 in prizes including a TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2, TRAKTOR S2, Novation Launchpad, Ableton Live 8, Elektron Octatrack, iZotope Stutter Edit, Sounds To Sample Elements Library and $200 in Beatport credits. The MUTE label team will narrow down their selections to 10 finalists; those 10, along with Beatportal’s top 10 community-voted remixes, will then move on to the final round, with Erasure themselves selecting the grand-prize winner.
The submissions process begins on October 25, and the window for entries closes on Monday, November 11 10.00PM MST. Download the remix parts to get started.
Although they are now one man short. After several EP’s and singles released in 2009 and 2010, which was then followed by the debut album “Lights and Offerings” early in the spring, the UK band Mirrors are now back with the first two snippets from their recent work in the studio. Here’s their official statement:
Sorry for our brief hiatus but a lot has changed in the Mirrors camp over the last few months. Firstly we say farewell to Ally Young. Ally has been an integral part of Mirrors since it’s foundations and has brought his ideas and enthusiasm to every part of our world.
We are all very sad to see him leave and wish him all the luck in the world in his future endeavours. We remain the closest of friends. As for the rest of us, we couldn’t be more excited about our future in Mirrors. We’re back in the studio now and the songs are coming thick and fast!”
Make sure to check out the interview we did with Mirrors this spring, right here >>
A second album is under production and will reportedly be released early next year.
Nights Like This EP – available at iTunes now. http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/v-v/111010090602
Music video by Icona Pop performing Nights Like This. (C) 2011 Mercury Records Ltd
Previous release below:
“There are two things going for Icona Pop. Actually there are more than two, but the main two are that they’re a duo (always a good sign if you’re making electro-pop) and they’re Swedish (always a good sign if you’re making pop generally). Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, are from Stockholm and make the kind of forward-thinking, effortlessly cool pop that seems second nature to most Scandinavians. Top Rated – released as a double A-side with the Patrick Berger-produced Manners this month – is all processed drum cacophonies, OTT synth lines and the duo’s deliciously blank vocals. After all that business with the Black Eyed Peas, it’s nice to have a song which reminds you that not all synthetic pop sounds like an annoying ringtone.”