Just when you thought it was safe
I'm guilty of describing music in terms of hipster mathematics. Death Cab For Cutie + Neutral Milk Hotel = The Decemberists. That sort of thing. Fifteen seconds into "Cast Away", the opening track of Highway Superstar's Endgame, the musical arithmetic was firing away.
"Borderline" is Duett's second full length release, captained by UK based producer Ben Macklin and featuring some outright stellar vocals from Stewart Lockwood. Each song is a shining example of production perfection, crafted with light and often glamorous crystalline synthesizers.
Lyrically, Kristine is preoccupied with summer love, lovers lost and burning desire. It mixes nicely with the musical arrangements. Musical arrangements are actually more sparsely decorated with synth riffs than you would expect with a lot of guitar present.
Manzur Iqbal of Futurecop! talks 'Fairy Tales' and his new Burger Joint venture with NRW by Rhys Pearce: RP - Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today, I understand things must be pretty hectic for you at the moment. How are you guys and
VOID VISION - SUB ROSA Mannequin Records (2014) Review by Sam Haine – I’ve been following Void Vision as a fan since 2007/2008. From the days of seeing an earlier incarnation performing at Digital Ferret when it was a full band and observing with time the evolution into the stripped down eargasm
Futurecop! – Fairy Tales ‘True Retro-pop Synthwave’ As most of you might have already heard, Manchester duo 'Futurecop!' dropped their new album at the end of November, entitled 'Fairy Tales' and its one that we've been looking forward to hearing at New Retro Wave. Much like its
Constellations by Dead Astronauts is a cool album. I wish that didn’t sound so clichéd. The release just exudes such a unique vibe and creates such dense atmosphere with what feels like little effort. It manages to skirt retro/synthwave clichés throughout, but subverts them in subtle ways to make