Mar 2016 18

We have updated our Scandinavian live guide with the new Kent and Jean-Michel Jarre tours. Also, new dates with John Carpenter, Spark!, Rein, Placebo, Aesthetic Perfection and others.

Watch the new video from pop trio Silent Wave
Mar 2016 15

Watch the new video from Gothenburg indie/synthpop trio Silent Wave, “Dancing Away from You” below. [more...]

Mar 2016 10

Swedish artist, remixer and producer Krister “Krycko” Petersson has passed away at the age of 41. He was one half of synthpop/ italo disco act Vision Talk and over the years he had several other projects like Chinese Theatre, Vz Vintage Project and SwedIT. [more...]

Mar 2016 09

Kraftwerk, Sigur Rós, Anna von Hausswulff and Kleerup will perform at this year’s Stockholm Music & Arts festival on the beautiful Skeppsholmen island in central Stockholm. [more...]

New song and video with EBM duo The Operating Tracks launched today
Mar 2016 07

The new song and video (watch below) “Daniel” with Stockholm EBM duo The Operating Tracks launched today. [more...]

Synthpop pioneers Rational Youth to release 6-track 10″ – listen
Mar 2016 03

Artoffact Records will release a new 6-track 10″ vinyl EP called “Future Past Tense” with Canadian synthpop pioneers Rational Youth on May 20.  [more...]

Mar 2016 03

The goth, EBM and synthpop festival Amphi in Cologne has just announced the return to its old festival ground Tanzbrunnen at the Rhein, with its outdoor main stage, the beach club and fountain lounge. [more...]

Mar 2016 03

Release will report from the last ever Bloc, taking place between the 11th to the 13th of March. Our long association with the festival, which has lasted a number of years now, will take in such acts as Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s latest project, as well as numerous Release faves. [more...]

IAMX – Debaser Medis – Stockholm – February 20 2016 – report
Feb 2016 26

Release writer Sebastian Hess jumped on the train from Gothenburg to Stockholm to catch IAMX live. This is his report together with photos by Martin Wilson.

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Handing over the Reins – interview with Joanna Rein
Feb 2016 26

Rein arrived with a bang when her self-titled debut EP dropped in January 2016 – lots of attention in several big media outlets and great reviews. She’s making it clear that maybe it’s time for the old EBM dragons to hand over the reins (as it were) to a new generation. We decided to get in touch with Joanna Reinikainen to chat a little bit about creating music and creativity.

I first heard Rein on The Operating Tracks single and video “Testify”, but it was her EP that really caught my eye. Joanna comes from a musical background – her father is Sweden’s own italo disco pioneer Paul Rein – but her life could have taken another direction if her student loans hadn’t run out. [more...]

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