Don’t miss our latest interviews
Jun 2018 01

Don’t miss our new interviews. In the front page slider and under Features – Interviews in the menu, you’ll find Alphamay, Qntal, Klimt 1918, Bondage Fairies, Carpenter Brut, Youth Code, Psyche, Kirlian Camera, Empathy Test and Legend. Most of them have exclusive interview and live pictures.

Exploring the synthpop / darkwave border – Alphamay interviewed
May 2018 28

The stream of darkwave, gothic, synthpop and futurepop bands from Germany seems endless. And they all struggle to stand out in the crowd. Alphamay was one of those bands, but they grab more and more time in the spotlight. They’ve already been awarded twice for best electropop act and best gothic/new wave act at Deutscher Rock & Pop Preise in 2017, play live as often as they can and have just released the new mini album “The Mellow Collie”.

Release had a chat with “Cris” Frickenschmidt whom together with singer Henning Hammoor constitute the core of the Ernst Horn inspired Osnabrück band. A band that was born after a car crash. [more...]

Lisa Gerrard sings with her inspirational idols – watch video
May 2018 28

Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) is featured on four tracks on the first The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices album in two decades. The music is a mesmerizing fusion of the avant-garde and the Middle Ages. [more...]

Julian Brandt launches new male/female synthpop duo The Lipz
May 2018 25

Julian Brandt (Lustans Lakejer, Bobby, Julian & Marina) has launched yet another project, this time a synthpop duo with Emily J. Tennant called The Lipz. Listen to their first track below. [more...]

Listen to when Goldfrapp is joined by Dave Gahan
May 2018 25

“Ocean” is one of the finest moments on last year’s Goldfrapp album “Silver Eye”. Now, no other than Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode joins Alison Goldfrapp in a new version for the deluxe version of the album (July 6). Listen below. [more...]

May 2018 24

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A soundtrack to the history: Qntal’s Michael Popp interviewed
May 2018 19

Qntal, pioneers of mixing medieval folk music with impressive electronics, released their eighth album “VIII: Nachtblume” in the beginning of March 2018. We realised we have only interviewed (related band) Deine Lakaien, but never Qntal. So our Hamburg-based writer Jimi Nilsson had a chat with a cheerful Michael Popp, founder of Qntal, an interview entailing the band’s connection to poetry and historical artifacts, and Popp’s passion for new instruments. He reveals that Qntal was born prior to Deine Lakaien, talks about being like a brother to Ernst Horn and the darkwave scene. [more...]

May 2018 18

Rhys Fulber from Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Conjure One and many many production jobs (Fear Factory, Youth Code, Paradise Lost etc) has finished a solo album under his own name.

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Splice Festival – Rich Mix – London – May 10-13 2018 – live report
May 2018 16

Never heard of the audiovisual, electronic Splice Festival in East London? Well to be honest, until about a year ago, neither had I. But seeing that acts as established as Coldcut, Mira Calix and DJ Food played at the last one, including the legend that is Mixmaster Morris DJ:ing – well, how could I resist once Splice time came around again. [more...]

May 2018 16

No other than DAF will share the stage with Depeche Mode on their two final shows of the “Global Spirit Tour”, on July 23 and 25 at Berlin’s Waldbühne.

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