All is set for the annual industrial, EBM and synthpop festival E-tropolis. The 2020 edition takes place in Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Ruhr, on March 14. [more...]
We have updated our Spotify playlist with new tracks from Kite, Clan of Xymox, Schwefelgelb, Riki, Pouppée Fabrikk, Eyes Without a Face, Phase Fatale, Electro Spectre, Sally Dige, Viva Non, Beyond Obsession, Austra, Roya, Agonoize, Rotersand, Nootropic, New Risen Throne, Xotox and more.
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The Best of 2019 list and a Spotify playlist from Release’s Editor-in-chief. [more...]
Synthpop duo Battery Operated Orchestra, or BOO, featuring husband and wife combo Christopher Blackburn and Brigitte Sutherland have a new album cooking. [more...]
German dark electro trio Agonoize has just released their latest EP entitled “A Vampire Tale” hot on the heels of album “Midget Vampire Porn”. [more...]
Several breakthrough acts are now creating a vibrant new Gothenburgian underground, a scene with and enduring legacy built on bands from a wide range of genres as The Knife, In Flames, José González, Ace of Base, The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Mickey Dee, the former drummer in Motörhead.
Like those before them, many of the new avant gardists are rooted in the city’s vibrant soundsystem culture, and at the forefront there’s one of the most exciting bands on the Swedish scene in years. With just a few singles in their tote bag Gothenburg music collective Kårp embarked on an amazing journey. When they summarize they can put a well-received debut album, the 2020 single “Left Handed” and two Manifest Awards nominations (newcomer 2018 and synth 2019) on the list.
Nodding to atmospheric electropop, advanced electronica and, as they call it, deathdisco, on their debut “Album 1”, a work of soaring imagination, Kårp bring us more than music in their overall artistic formula. Kårp is not only music, it’s a spirit that penetrates everything what you see, hear and experience about the band.
When I covered Viva Sounds Festival in Gothenburg I met up with Kårp in their studio and had a chat about having focus on the songs, an amazing lazer dude and the mysteriousness surrounding the band. And because of that, we keep it secret; only Anna-Maria appears as herself in the interview. [more...]
German electropop outfit Beyond Obsession has just released their fourth studio album entitled “Revolution From Below”. [more...]
Legendary Swedish EBM act Pouppée Fabrikk will unleash their brand new album “Armén” (The Army) on the world on March 27th via Alfa Matrix in Belgium. [more...]
Release Magazine asked Mattias Ziessow from the EBM duo Spark! for his top albums of the decade (2010-2019). [more...]