Category Archives: Synth

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

FENECH SOLER – DEMONS (Electro/Pop – UK)

Fenech Soler

UK-based electro outfit Fenech Soler are known to many dancefloor lovers for their punchy synthpop tunes and they are back again with a gorgeous new single: “Demons”. In the same vein as their previous singles, “Demons” is a ball of energy, packed with killer melodies and hooks, massive synths and an irresistibly dancey beat.

But wait, it gets better! The track has been remixed by none other than French electro rising star Yuksek, who has produced two different versions. And there are eight (8!) more remixes from the likes of Sigma, Wideboys, Drums of Death, Jokers Of The Scene, Plump DJs and Alan Wilkis…

“Demons” is taken off Fenech Soler’s self titled debut album, released in September 2010 on B-Unique (home to Kaiser Chief, Bedouin Soundclash and Har Mar Superstar amongst others). On their explosive debut LP, Ross Duffy, Ben Duffy, Daniel Soler and Andrew Lindsay show their skills as songwriters and beatmakers. They know how to intertwine lush synth melodies and explosions of rhythms to create glistening pop songs.

As a bonus, listen to “Lies” remixed by fellow Englishman Grum

Fenech Soler - Lies (Grum Remix)     

Check out the band’s page on MySpace for more info. Buy their music on their official site or