Jan 2019 08

Respected electronic label Ant-Zen and its associated labels will stop releasing and selling physical products. [more...]

And One explains the UK tour cancellation – and the importance of stage height
Jan 2019 07

In a surprisingly detailed, informative and entertaining video And One’s Steve Naghavi explains his view of the UK tour cancellation. Watch it below. [more...]

Jan 2019 03

The Best of 2018 list from Johan Carlsson, Release Magazine. [more...]

Jan 2019 03

Starting today, we will post Best of 2018 lists from the Release staff. [more...]

Exclusive premiere: the new video from My God Damn Territory
Jan 2019 01

We host the January 1 premiere of the new video from Stockholm synth/indiepop duo My God Damn Territory: “Get Undressed”. It’s taken from the album “Kajser und Marit”, produced by Eddie Bengtsson (Page). [more...]

Check out our Playlist
Dec 2018 28

Check out our Playlist section, where we add new recommended music. It’s positioned under Features. Neuroticfish, Agent Side Grinder (pic), Grimes, Zanias, Spark! and Radioaktivists are some of the latest additions.

Dec 2018 28

The line-up for the annual Out of Line Weekender festival is complete and the 2019 edition will see a slightly bigger musical palette. [more...]

The “new” new wave: We Are Waves interviewed
Dec 2018 22

Many of new wave’s greatest bands simply couldn’t keep up with the change of the times, and, just like disco acts, many of them simply faded from view by the mid 80:s – or changed their sound. Fast forward 30 years and the 21st century offers a range of new and interestering “new new wave” bands foiled in bits and pieces of post-punk, electronic dance music and synthpop chords.

However, rather than turning to the UK, the major new wave country in the 1980:s, one of the more interesting new acts has its origin in Italy. Release sat down in Hamburg with Turin based four-piece We Are Waves, who recently released their third album, “HOLD”, filled with flanger effects, lots of treble and mid frequencies, and chorus pedaled bass lines, bringing back memories of the early 1980:s. But their not after nostalgia, instead they want to make a fresh take inspired from the heroes of old like The Cure, Joy Division and Killing Joke and new music like Editors, Gesaffelstein and Moderat. [more...]

1/4 Dark Tranquility + 1/3 Universal Poplab = Kennelklubben
Dec 2018 21

Martin Brändström from famous metal band Dark Tranquility and Christer Lundberg from synthpop trio Universal Poplab will now release their debut album as Kennelklubben – 30 years after they founded their band. [more...]

Dec 2018 18

All the live acts for next year’s E-tropolis festival in Oberhausen (Ruhr, Germany) on March 16 have been announced. [more...]

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