Tag Archive: New Wave

Living Days – Thrill Anybody? (single) (Federal Prism Records)

Earlier this year, Massive Attack producer and (unofficial) member Neil Davidge released his debut album Slo Light. A sonically sublime electronica record that further demonstrated Davidge’s undeniable influence on Massive Attack’s sound from… Continue reading

Total Control – Flesh War (single) (Iron Lung Records)

Total Control are a post-punk act from Australia who formed in 2008 and have released a succession of 7″s (which were bundled together as a digital-only compilation last year) that developed from an… Continue reading

Cursor Major – Interloper (EP) (Bellicose Records)

Though some may recognise Andy Norton from the John Peel-championed act The Crimea, 2014 sees him front retro-wave rousing pop group, Cursor Major. Earlier this week, Cursor Major was named ‘New Band of… Continue reading

So Sexual – Transient Scenes (EP) (Bleeding Gold Records)

Having created a buzz amongst their local scene on shows with the likes of Death Masks, The Shondes, British Sea Power and Outfit, Liverpool post-punk quartet, So Sexual are readying the release of… Continue reading

So Sexual – Slow (single) (Bleeding Gold Records)

“Slow” is the first track to surface from So Sexual’s upcoming 4-song EP, ‘Transient Scenes’ (artwork above). Back in March we reviewed the band’s brilliant debut single, “This Is How The Story Ends /… Continue reading

Double Echo – Phantomine (album) (Edils Records)

When you dream that you’ve “dreamed this before”. The feeling of déjà vu that is summoned when the obscure and the obsolete stumble into the realm of the oneiric. On ‘Phantomime’, Double Echo… Continue reading

So Sexual – This Is Where The Story Ends / Santa Carla (single) (Bleeding Gold Records)

Formed at the beginning 2012 over a few beers in a pub in Liverpool, So Sexual are a post-punk quartet who spent the past 12 months honing their craft and playing live shows,… Continue reading

Depeche Mode – Delta Machine (album) (Columbia / Mute Records)

Electronic/Synthpop/New Wave masters Depeche Mode return with their 13th studio album, ‘Delta Machine’. ‘Delta Machine’ is most certainly a return to form following the somewhat sleepy and underwhelming ‘Sounds of the Universe’ from 2009… Continue reading

Ponychase – Ponychase (EP) (self-released)

When you think of Nashville chances are that post-punk and synth-pop don’t spring to mind. On their debut self-titled 6-song mini-album, Nashville quartet Ponychase set out to change that. The name Ponychase was the… Continue reading

Torches – Someone Needs A Ritual / Wolves (single) (Heart Throb Records)

“Someone Needs A Ritual” is the second single from London five piece Torches, which follows the success of their debut single “Sky Blue & Ivory”, which was released back in July. More immediate,… Continue reading