The first taste from Chvrches’ new album
Feb 2018 05

The Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches have just released their new single “Get out”. Listen after the jump. [more...]

And the Manifest winner is…
Feb 2018 04

On Friday’s Manifest gala in Stockholm the best Swedish independent music of 2017 was awarded.  [more...]

Jan 2018 31

After the success of “World Be Gone”, Erasure is currently on a massive world tour. The synthpop duo has also recorded an orchestral album, with alternate versions of the songs from the last album.

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Watch Fever Ray’s new video for “Wanna Slip”
Jan 2018 29

After the release of “Plunge”, Fever Ray (Karin Dreijer) keeps releasing video after video in collaboration with Martin Falck. [more...]

Jan 2018 28

A remix EP, “Control”, is next for the skilled hard electronics duo Cryo. [more...]

Jan 2018 28

Most of our writers have posted lists of their favorite albums, songs, newcomers, live artists and artists of 2017. They can be found under Features in the menu – together with previous year lists.

Four men – not any men – making plans
Jan 2018 28

It looks like four ordinary old men having a Swedish “fika”. But they are responsible for some of the finest Swedish synthpop ever made. [more...]

Front Line Assembly’s Jeremy Inkel dead at 34
Jan 2018 24

Jeremy Inkel from Front Line Assembly and Left Spine Down has passed away, only 34 years old. [more...]

Aesthetic Perfection covers NSYNC on new EP – listen here
Jan 2018 23

It’s no secret that Daniel Graves is fond of surprises. His new single with industrial pop project Aesthetic Perfection includes a calm ballad cover of NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye”. [more...]

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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