Category Archives: Synth

THE RADIO DEPT – TEACH ME TO FORGET (Synth – Sweden)

The Radio Dept

Swedish band The Radio Dept. return with their first new material since last year’s album Running Out Of Love. “Teach Me To Forget” is out now via Stockholm-based premium pop label Labrador Records.

The six track EP “Teach Me to Forget” includes two brand new songs, three remixes and the band’s new take on the title track.

For more info and music, go to The Radio Dept’s Facebook or check out their official site. You can download the new single on

THE FAMILIAR – PATIENCE (Synth/Electro – Norway)

The Familiar

Norwegian electro duo The Familiar captures the haunting icy rhythms of the Arctic Circle in magical and lush soundscapes that redefine genre boundaries. Norwegian-American vocalist Ruth Mirsky and Tromsø-based multi instrumentalist Mads Martinsen conjure up the uncanny darkness of winters with no sun and the unyielding light of summers with no night.

Taken off their 2016 EP Seconds, single “Patience” is a modern, yet intimate slice of gloomy synthpop, weaving together Mirsky’s poignant plea for patience and Martinsen’s pulsating, synth-driven beat. This irresistible tune definitely hits all the right buttons, confirming The Familiar’s position in the Scandi alt-electro scene.

Listen to The Familiar’s EPs on SoundCloud and follow therm on Facebook for more info. Buy the music on

NOCTURNAL TAPES – VISIONS IV (Synth – Australia)

Nocturnal Tapes

After announcing the release date for their debut EP Visions IV (due August 25), Aussie indie-electro act Nocturnal Tapes offer up another taste of their new record with the single ‘Wake Up’ – recorded and produced by the duo themselves at their home studio and mixed by Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths, Cosmos Midnight, Kučka).

New cut ‘Wake Up’ is an intricate slice of house-infused electronica which glides along effortlessly blending organic and electronic instrumentation, and culimnates with the soaring vocals of front man, Harry Suttor.

Since their 2016 inception, Nocturnal Tapes have released a slew of tracks strongly embraced by the likes of triple j, ABC’s Rage, community radio and worldwide blogs; which resulted in a top twenty position on the esteemed Hype Machine charts.

Find out more about Nocturnal Tapes on their Facebook and listen to more tunes on SoundCloud. Buy the music on

ESTRADARADA – Вите Надо Выйти (DeepHouse/Synth – Ukraine)

Estradarada

Techno pop project Estradarada started in Ukraine back in 2015 when Alexander Khimchuk (former member of Махно Project) decided to work with Vyacheslav Kondrashin on some new music. Fast forward to 2017 and the duo is now one of the most popular acts in the country with one of the biggest YouTube hits so far this year. The video for their single ‘ВитеНадоВыйти’ has been viewed over 30M times in 6 months and streamed almost 1M times on SoundCloud.

Estradarada describe their musical style as a mix of tecnho, nudisco, deephouse, soul, synthpop and electronica which can be played both on crowded dance floors or in chilled-out house parties. On ‘Вите Надо Выйти’ the fat bass and big beats provide a dance-worthy background on which are laid ironically dreamy and absurd lyrics.

The song is taken off the album Дискотека Века which you can stream and/or download on

R. MISSING – UNSUMMERING (Lo-FI/Darkwave – US)

R. Missing

Enigmatic New York-based project R. Missing unveiled their debut EP last March to great reviews. Released via Terminal Echo, Unsummering explores shadowy soundscapes filled with gloomy synth lines, moody beats and hazily deadpan vocals.

Sometimes compared to The Knife, Austra or Velvet Underground, R. Missing is the latest musical venture from indie band The Ropes. Under this new moniker, vocalist Sharon Shy and musician Toppy expand on their previous palette of nihilistic Morrisey tinged lyricism and go one shade darker. Musically, fraught guitar and synth textures paint an image of an unstable world, held together only by tightly programmed electronic drum beats.

You can follow R. Missing on Facebook and SoundCloud. The Unsummering EP is available for purchase on Bandcamp.