Aphex Twin update – listening events lottery and more
Sep 2014 01

After the news of Aphex Twin releasing his first album in 13 years, the last 2 weeks have provided a flurry of activity – here is an update. [more...]

News from Daily Planet – the synthpop duo interviewed
Sep 2014 01

It’s been way too long since the world was blessed with a Daily Planet album. The synthpop duo’s excellent debut album “The Tide” came out as far back as in 1996 and after that the Johan Baeckström and Jarmo Ollila ventured off to other projects like Jarmo’s Mr Jones Machine.

This year we finally got first the single “Trust/Fragile” and then the new album “Two”, so I contacted them to find out more about what has happened and what the future holds. They reveal that they are already working on a new album. [more...]

Watch new video clip from Heimataerde – the saga continues
Sep 2014 02

Watch the video clip “Bruderschaft” from Heimataerde, a German band mixing electronic, industrial and medieval music. The new album “Kaltwaerts” was released last Friday, a new chapter in the fictional tales of Ashlar von Megalon. [more...]

Rewind South – the 80s Festival – Henley, UK – August 15-17 2014 – report
Sep 2014 02

Release Magazine guest writer Sebastian Hess went to the Rewind Festival in Henley outside London to revel in 80:s pop music and to have a chat with icon Jimmy Somerville. Read about the meeting with Jimmy in an upcoming article.

Rewind Festival has become a big part of the UK festival Summer with 3 huge events attracting over 100 000 people in total. The concept is full on 80:s with bright colours all over and artists who will bring back memories of your youth in a flash. The line-up this year included a lot of artists with their roots in electronic music like Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins (well, Tom Bailey from Thompson Twins at least.) and Jimmy Somerville.

Sebastian put on one pink glove and dove in. [more...]

Malmö festival Electrixmas returns – first bands revealed
Sep 2014 02

The popular Malmö synthpop, EBM and goth festival Electrixmas returns on December 13 2014, after being cancelled last year. [more...]

Goth home makeover in new Hornbach commercial
Sep 2014 03

A goth home makeover is the theme for the new commercial from home improvement chain Hornbach. Watch it after the jump. [more...]

New Order signs with Mute
Sep 2014 03

Mute Records has just signed a worldwide deal with New Order and will release their next album. [more...]

Release meets Jimmy Somerville
Sep 2014 04

Sebastian Hess met up with icon Jimmy Somerville backstage at the Rewind Festival in Henley outside London. Jimmy Somerville first became famous in Bronski Beat in the early 80:s, then he went on to start The Communards and has also released several solo albums. In early 2015 his new disco album will be released. [more...]

Don’t miss our latest reviews
Sep 2014 05

The past few days we have reviewed Simi Nah, Blastromen, Daily Planet, Tres and Pelotone (pic above). The 2 latter are the latest releases from Dödsdans Records. Head over to Music reviews.

Aesthetic Perfection injured – performed energetic show
Sep 2014 05

American industrial pop act Aesthetic Perfection was the finale act at the sold-out Electronic Summer festival in Gothenburg last Saturday. They put on an energetic and physical show. What few in the audience realized was that the band was injured. [more...]

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