Category Archives: Synth

ELIZABETH ROSE – READY (ElectroPop – Australia)

Elizabeth Rose

Hailing from Sydney, 21-year-old electropop producer Elizabeth Rose is fast becoming one of 2012’s most talked-about new artists downunder. Having already released a number of self-produced demos and remixes (Jinja Safari, Flight Facilities), Elizabeth recently unveiled her first official single “Ready”, available worldwide via cutting-edge Aussie label Inertia Access.

Layering dreamy beats, shadowy samples and lofty melodies, the young artist hits just the right spot with this new track. And if the original isn’t enough, the Remix EP features four remixes by Whyte Fang, Polographia, Gold Fields and Nina Las Vegas.

Elizabeth Rose is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut EP (due for release later this year) and she will be touring around Australia with up-and-coming Sydney trio RÜFÜS in August. To celebrate, check out their remix of “Stars Ago”.

Elizabeth Rose - Stars Ago (RUFUS Remix)     

For more info, head over to Elizabeth Rose’s Facebook or SoundCloud. Buy her new single + remixes on

PANAMA – MAGIC (Indie/SynthPop – Australia)

Panama

Panama are the latest new band to emerge from Sydney’s bubbling indie scene. Spearheaded by Jarrah McCleary, the four-piece has been picking up lots of love from Australian radio and bloggers all over the world.

Their first single is “Magic”, a modern summer anthem recorded in Los Angeles by Eric Broucek of DFA fame (Holy Ghost, Eleanor Friedberger, !!!). It will be released on vinyl with remixes by Brooklyn’s own Midnight Magic and DFA heavyweight Gavin Russom.

Panama’s live show is already a huge hit having supported Dappled Cities, Parachute Youth and Elizabeth Rose. If you want to see them in the flesh, Panama will be supporting Van She in Melbourne and Sydney in July…

Panama - Magic (Midnight Magic Remix)     

Check out the band’s website for more info or follow them on Facebook. Buy the music on Beatport.

POST WAR YEARS – GLASS HOUSE (SynthPop – UK)

British synthpop act Post War Years are due to release the Glass House EP on 15th July through Chess Club/Sony Music. Produced by James Rutledge (MGMT, Grizzly Bear, The Kills), this new EP bridges the gap between Joy Division, Yeasayer and Interpol, showcasing a subtle mix of dreamy synthpop, injected with funky hooks.

Post War Years - Glass House     

Good news is you can grab the song for free on the band’s SoundCloud and there’s also a Maribou State remix available for the low, low price of absolutely nothing!

Simon, Tom, Fred and Henry recently wowed the crowds supporting Matthew Dear at his London show, and on tour as main support to The Naked and Famous. For more info, check out their Facebook! Stream the music on SoundCloud and buy on Post War Years

SUMMER HEART – ABOUT A FEELING (LoFi – Sweden)

Fall into a blissful whirl of dreamy visions and sun-kissed harmonies with Malmö-based artist David Alexander, better known as Summer Heart. On his latest EP, About a Feeling, the young musician provides chill pop vibes with mellow vocals that still gives a scintillating increase of your heartbeat.

Summer Heart - A Million Times     

Summer Heart has also produced a handful of remixes for other artists such as Work Drugs, Sameblod or Simian Ghost. Check out his reinterpretation of Sameblod’s anthem of a single “Loud” just below…

Sameblod - Loud (Summer Heart Remix)     

If you like what you hear, check out Summer Heart’s official site or Facebook for more info. Buy their album on BandCamp or Summer Heart

VAN SHE – IDEA OF HAPPINESS (Electro – Australia)

Van She

Van She have finally announced the release of their long awaited sophomore record, Idea Of Happiness. The album will be out internationally next July via Modular Recordings but you can already take a listen to the first cut and title track below to get a taste of things to come.

Recorded, engineered and produced by the band themselves in Kings Cross, Sydney and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer (the perfect man for the job with a resume that includes work with Beck, Air, Phoenix and M83), the final result is so uplifting it’s practically levitational.

Be sure to be the first in the world to hear live the new material as Van She take to the road next month for a string of shows across Australia. Bonus track:

Van She - Strangers (Vemixed)     

Show Van She some love on Facebook and buy their music on