EBM perfectionists Autodafeh return with “The Vintage Collection”
Jan 2018 03

Swedish EBM perfectionists Autodafeh return on January 19 with “The Vintage Collection” (EK Product). [more...]

Iceland’s Legend revisited – Krummi interviewed
Jan 2018 03

Icelandic band Legend recently released their second album, “Midnight Champion”; five years after the critically acclaimed “Fearless” from 2012. Back then, Release’s Peter Marchione interviewed the singer/frontman, Krummi Björgvinsson. What would be a better follow-up than to let them meet up again – five years later? [more...]

“Citybeats”, the new album from synthpop duo De/Vision
Jan 2018 04

We have quite a few De/Vision fans amongst the readers. They will be happy to know that a new album from the German synthpop duo, “Citybeats”, will be released on April 13. [more...]

Jan 2018 05

Peter Marchione (Release) lists his 2017 favorites. [more...]

Jan 2018 08

Jack Dangers returns this month with a new Meat Beat Manifesto album called “Impossible Star”. [more...]

Jan 2018 09

The annual Manifest Awards is almost upon us, celebrating the best Swedish independent artists of 2017.  [more...]

Record debut from Camouflage singer’s new project – updated with video
Jan 2018 15

Marcus Meyn, singer in German synthpop band Camouflage, has launched a new electrowave project: Mine. [more...]

Jan 2018 16

The Best of 2017 list from Release’s Editor-in-chief. [more...]

Jan 2018 16

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Unexpected success for London pop duo Empathy Test – interview
Jan 2018 18

If you’ve been paying attention, you should be as utterly infatuated by London electronic pop duo Empathy Test as I am. Their time-travelling mix of analogue 80:s synthpop and contemporary electropop, with bits and pieces of chillwave and dreampop, refined into 22 tracks on two debut albums, makes Empathy Test 2017 an exciting addition to the electronic pop scene.

Release Music Magazine’s newest recruits Jimi Nilsson and Julia Schwendner (photo) meet up with Empathy Test singer Isaac Howlett before the concert at Nochtwache in Hamburg for a chat about unexpected fame and glory, how it is to end up in a music scene they never aimed for and the reason for releasing two debut albums. 

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