On September 6, Bat For Lashes will release their 5th studio album titled “Lost Girls”. The first single, “Kids In The Dark”, was released today. The single is a beautifully sung ballad showcasing the talents of singer Natasha Khan.
Swedish synthpop artist, Azure Blue, have released a new single Event Horizon. If I were going to introduce someone to modern synthpop, I very well might start with this song
Two weeks ago we debuted the new single from The Ocean Blue, Kings And Queens, off their forthcoming album “Kings And Queens / Knaves And Thieves”. Today, we are treated with a video for the second single called All The Way Blue. This is a clear example of a band that went away for a…
With all of the recent commotion about the Chromatics tour, fellow Drive-era artist Electric Youth decided to join the party with their first new single off of the forthcoming album, Memory Emotion, due out on August 9.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in synthpop and electronica. This features the return of many familiar names such as White Lies, Johnny Marr, Editors, The Ocean Blue and Bananarama.
One of our favorite synthpop bands these days may be one that’s not getting enough attention. Mint Julep is a project featuring husband and wife duo Keith and Hollie Kenniff. They continue to put out amazing synthpop albums and singles that will appeal to fans of bands like Chromatics.
Howard Jones has released the second single off of his upcoming album Transform, due out on May 10th. This follows the first track Beating Mr Neg, released last month. This song has a classic Howard Jones 80s sound to it with a bit of a funk edge to it.
The Copenhagen band, Lust For Youth, have released another single off of their forthcoming self titled album. The track is called By No Means and it continues down the path of the prior single, Great Concerns. While we have previously recommended Lust For Youth for fans of bands like Cold Cave, this track has a…
Ladytron has added a few fall dates to their 2019 tour. While the summer has the band busy in Europe, they will head to North America in October for a few stops.
Synthpop darling, Hatchie, has release a single and video for Stay With Me. This is the second single off of her forthcoming album, Keepsake, which is due out June 21 but can be pre-ordered now.
The New Division frontman launches new project, To Live And Die in LA, featuring guest singer Dana Jean Phoenix
Followers of Strangeways Radio will be very familiar with The New Division. They have been featured prominently on our shows, podcasts and playlists throughout the years and are one of our favorite modern synthpop bands. We are delighted to announce that John Kunkel, that brains behind The New Division, has created a new project called…
Cherry Red Records is putting out a 4CD 80 track set that celebrates the independent side of the UK’s post punk synthpop boom that took place between 1978 and 1984. The collection is called Electrical Language and it also comes with a booklet featuring the sleeve notes from many of the recordings and words from the artists themselves. The collection includes several household names such as OMD, The Normal , Human League, Thomas Dolby and Fad Gadget in addition to underground artists from the era.