This weeks compilation features some of my favorite new releases in the realm of synthpop and electronic music. We are thrilled to finally be able to feature new music from Empathy Test. Additionally, the return of Blondfire and Missing Persons is exciting, as are new artists Club Intl, Boniface and Nejbo
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features news on concert cancellations and rescheduled dates, new singles from Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Bob Mould and Wang Chug plus an Under The Radar selection from Algiers
Erasure have released the first single off their forthcoming album titled The Neon. The single is titled Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling) and it has a disco-soul vibe to it.
This is the Strangeways Radio countdown of our top 20 songs released in May 2020 spanning a variety of alternative genres, presented by DJ Mikey
After years of inactivity, it seems like every week we get a new release involving Johnny Jewel. Chromatics and Desire are going back and forth with new material and this week it’s time for a new song from Desire. The single is called Liquid Dreams and it’s the 3rd track off the forthcoming Escape album.…
Synth Records has collected new material from some of it’s favorite electronic artists for a compilation called Waves Of Hope. The collection is being distributed as a Name Your Price download with all proceeds going to organizations that make protective face shields for healthcare and emergency workers. This compilation features 24 artists including Strangeways favorites The Rain Within, The New Division, Aeon Rings and Teeel.
Just this week, singer Ruth Radelet post a picture of her in a shirt that said “The Fuck Is Dear Tommy?”. Perhaps that was a tease for us because today, the band released a new single called Teacher along with the track listing for the album.
Past Forward is a club night that I had to cancel due to the Corona virus. It’s an alternative dance party that features new releases blended with classics in the genres of synth and post punk. Who knows when we will reschedule so instead, I decided to mix together some of the songs that I intended on playing that night. Enjoy these dance songs from the safe comfort of your home and imagine a time when we can all gather again.
The Italians Do It Better band Desire have released a brand new single and video called Desire. This follows their cover of Bizarre Love Triangle earlier this year. Many fans got to see Desire for the first time as they toured with Chromatics last year.
As artists are finding more ways to entertain from the safe comfort of their own homes, Chvrches have entered the mix by creating a new music video for their song Forever. This is called the Separate But Together version and it consists of each member of the band performing their part of the song from their house.
While the wait for Dear Tommy continues, Chromatics are not sitting idle. Quite the opposite in fact as they are becoming quite a prolific band releasing their second album in under a year. Today many of us woke up to see a surprise new album called Faded Now
On this day in history (March 30, 1987), Erasure released their 2nd studio album The Circus featuring the singles Sometimes, It Doesn’t Have To Be and Victim Of Love. This was the bands breakthrough album in the UK even though success in the US came much later.