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Nir Kay Revives 80s Synth Pop with Their Latest Pioneering Hit “I Saw It Coming”

With up and coming Alt Pop artist Nir Kay’s latest single “I Saw It Coming” there’s a sweet juxtaposition of Pop styles which allows Pop to undergo a brand-new evolution while immersing you in familiar vintage tones.

The instantly accessible single offers punchy modern Jangle Pop melodies alongside the nostalgia of 80s Power Pop ballads. Nir Kay teamed up with Nicole Swiecka to borrow her deft vocals, and they proved to be the perfect fit for the soulful instrumentals which served up plenty of Funk and groove in the Synth Pop hit. I Saw It Coming carries some reminiscences to 80s icons such as Madonna, but Nir Kay’s sound is well and truly their own.

You can check out Nir Kay’s single I Saw It Coming which was released on September 6th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Sisk & James – Right Between: A Sonically Fresh Hit of Alt Pop

Alt Pop duo Sisk & James has recently made their debut with the four-track EP “Outer Limits”. If you can imagine what it would sound like if Maroon 5 teamed up with Depeche Mode, you may just get an idea of how infectiously Funk-filled their take on Synth Pop is.

The best introduction to their genre-contorting sound is the upbeat jam “Right Between”. With elements of Synth Pop, Funk, Rock, and Contemporary Pop all fed into the mix, you’ll be able to throw yourself into familiar and accessible sounds while being in arrested in awe at Sisk & James’ pioneering aural flair.

As punchy and melodic as Right Between was, I wasn’t expecting a jaw-drop moment on the outro. But when it comes to keyboard riffs, I can quite honestly say that I’ve never heard anything so sonically alchemic in all my time ingesting electronica.

You can check out Sisk & James’ single Right Between along with the rest of their EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Osmunda Music – Love Will Overcome: Transfixingly Resonant 80s Inspired Electronica

Fans of the Human League are sure to appreciate the second soulfully spacy Electronic Synth Pop album from up and coming artist Osmunda Music “Love Will Overcome”.

There’s no better introduction to Osmunda Music’s approach to 80s infused Pop than the title track which, as you can imagine from the title, spills plenty of inspiring lyricism. But instead of simply feeding you powerful lyrics, Osmunda Music has allowed the sentiment to resonate around the transfixing rhythms as the chorus almost becomes a mantra.

Even though the 80s influence on the track remains palpable throughout, the mellifluous melodies found in Love Will Overcome are still the perfect fit in your contemporary ambient electronica playlists.

You can check out Love Will Overcome along with the rest of Osmunda Music’s album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bohifale Plays with Synth Pop Indie Rock Nostalgia in Latest Single “Kind Enough to Wait”

Pop artists can never go far wrong when they’re finding inspiration from the likes of New Order and Fleetwood Mac. But there’s plenty of additional aural magic thrown into the latest single from the up and coming Sydney-based artist Bohifale.

“Kind Enough to Wait” transcends sticky-sweet Pop melodies by throwing in layers of Funk along with guitar work which would give Interpol a run for their money.

It’s been a while since I’ve described a Pop track as sexy, it may even be the first time, but there’s definitely something about those smooth reverberant baritone vocals which sit atop of such a danceable euphoric bed of Synth-Pop which comes complete with irresistible earworm worthy Indie guitar licks.

You can check out Bohifale’s groove riddled, nostalgically accessible single Kind Enough to Wait for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Crash Adams drops their hard-hitting Synth Pop Earworm “Make It Last”

After an unforgettable debut which didn’t fail to attract plenty of hype, Indie Pop artist Crash Adams is back with yet another nostalgically synthy masterpiece with “Make It Last”.

Once again, Crash Adams has pulled together a danceable hit which will give your speakers a run for their money with the sheer amount of bass which has been thrown into the mix. Yet, Make It Last still retains its vibrant sticky-sweet up-vibe energy despite how reverberant the unrelenting bass is.

Expect vintage synth riffs and guitar riffs alike in Make It Last which is yet another high-octane hard-hitting testament to the artist’s’ talent in creating resoundingly arrestive Pop hits.

You can check out Crash Adams’ latest single Make It Last for yourselves by heading over to Spotify. You may just find that it becomes your new perennial Pop earworm.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Oriion Revives 80s Synth Pop with Contemporary Euphoria with Latest Single “Nothing at All”

Up and coming Berlin Pop artist Oriion has recently dropped their latest Synth Pop hit “Nothing at All” just in time for us to adopt the retro brand of euphoric sun-soaked Pop onto our Summer playlists.

Expect layers of mesmeric synth and intricately weaving drum patterns sitting in a stylistic polished, progressive and danceable mix. Even though Nothing at All has a slightly vintage feel with the 80s Pop influence, Oriion has irrefutably made the sound his own with the unrestrained passion which was poured into the energetic mix which could have only ever have been born in Berlin. Yet, Nothing at All is so much more than you’re average Pop hit with the complex lyrical narrative which asks you to explore the consequences of the decisions made in pursuits or rejections of passion.

You can check out Oriion’s latest single Nothing at All for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Synth Pop Meets Indie with Crash Adams’ Debut Single “Astronauts”

If you could imagine a mash-up between the Editors, and the 1975, you might get an idea of what up and coming artist Crash Adams has alchemically cooked up with their debut single “Astronaut”.  The single keeps the perfect balance between polished Indie Pop and slightly moody Synth Pop, yet, the beat in the progressive track almost constantly transgresses leaving you constantly hooked into the seamless evolutions of the beat. Straight from the prelude, every cell in your body knows that Astronaut isn’t a track to be listened to half-heartedly, the deep reverberant rhythms practically command attention, and you’ll be more than willing to give it.

It’s by no exaggeration are we calling Crash Adam’s debut single as one of the most promising. It’s accessible, it’s euphoric, and it’s well worth a spot on your playlists.

You can check out Crash Adam’s debut single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Fiction – Electric Bay: Darkwave Synth Pop Morose Enough to Enamour Editors Fans

I may be slightly biased, but any Synth Pop artist taking inspiration from the likes of Editors, New Order, Depeche Mode and the Chemical Brothers are never going to make soundscapes which fall flat.

“Electric Bay” by up and coming electronica duo Fiction was yet another prime example of how through darkwave synthpop melancholia and vibrancy can be channelled simultaneously to create a compelling, energetic tonality which doesn’t resonate as in-your-face euphoria.

Instead, Electric Bay is an invitation to the jaded to find catharsis within the morosely energetic melodies which lead up to choruses that even misomaniacs would want to lose themselves in.

There’s the perfect amount of lyrical depth behind the single, they sit neatly in the mix the synth lines never become overshadowed, there’s also plenty of room for the guitar work to carve out compelling edges in the style of Interpol.

You can check out Fiction’s single Electric Bay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Klashing Black Serve up Synth Pop Experimentalism with Latest Single “In a Spin”

With their latest single “In a Spin” up and coming artist Klashing Black cooked up a potent blend of futurism combined with elements of the past.

If recent decades have taught us anything, it is that Synth Pop is one of the most malleable genres there is, there are always contemporary sounds to contort from the soundscape. With In a Spin, the up and coming artists added porous acoustic basslines to a light, yet still immersive sonic mix which is sure to enamour any fans of Shiny Toy Guns and other contemporary Synth artists. No matter how the sound progressed throughout the mix there was still a mellifluous resonance carried with each note; made even sweeter by how the vocals sat perfectly within the melody.

In a Spin was just one of the tracks from Klashing Black’s album “Who We Were. Who We Are”, you’ll want to check it out in full to really appreciate the refreshing offer of emotive synth energy.

You can check out Klashing Black’s latest single In a Spin out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Centre Excuse – Thank You: Soulfully Euphoric Synth-Pop

Squeezing euphoria out of a synth without it resonating as cheesy is a mark of achievement that not many Synth-Pop artists manage to make on their career. Yet, Centre Excuse’s latest single “Thank You (For Moving Me Up) hits all the right notes to create a stylistically upbeat mix which is more likely to become your new earworm rather than your new guilty pleasure.

Around the UK based act’s perceptibly deft instrumental command, they also have unique energy which strips sterility from a synth-led soundscape thanks to Indie feel to the vocals. While there’s a touch of reminiscence to artists from decades past, the contemporary vibrancy of Centre Excuses style is undeniable. Each of the progressions in Thank You which was released on February 25th, 2019 treats you to a new danceable wave of aural ecstasy.

You can check out Thank You from Centre Excuse for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now. Make sure to give them a follow, they’ll be dropping their album “Please Don’t Cry Those Tears” June 17th.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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