Pet Shop Boys: “Electric”
As the title suggests, a truly electronic album from the masters of pop. “Axis” is an excellent piece where the boys once again show how they stay in the forefront of pop music.
Pouppée Fabrikk: “The Dirt”
And speaking of masters in the scene, a new album from Sweden’s finest was a very nice surprise. The best part being that it totally kicks ass with everything else in the classic EBM-genre at the moment.
After some singles and remixes these brothers from Surrey released a stunning album in 2013. Filled with guest artists and mixing house and garage into a wonderful electronic blend.
I finally got to see them live and despite high expectations, I wasn’t disappointed a bit. One of the best live bands in the genre for sure, more vital and alive than ever in the stereo, and now live as well I can report.
So many bands have reunited lately, it’s so fun to see bands that just loves to be on stage and having an audience again. Neil’s voice is great and the sound is just the way we want it.
In the middle of a sunny festival I enter a tent to be greeted by people in black with distorted guitars and I love it.
Joakim from Gothenburg deserves to go far and this is a great start.
Another new electronic pop project from Gothenburg that sounds very promising. They have a great sound and with great vocals, you just can’t go wrong.
How will they follow up this debut? It will be interesting to hear where this project goes next.
Good album, good concerts and I got some hope for the future again.
Just outside my personal top 10, but they are a very important artist that during the year showed that synthpop could be brought back to the general public again.
Welcome back, you have been missed.
Spotify Playlist with tunes from the Album and Song categories