Tag Archives: synthpop

CLUBFEET – GOLD ON GOLD (Electro/SynthPop – Australia)

Hailing from Melbourne by way of Capetown Clubfeet are one of the coolest and most unassumingly confident new additions to Australia’s vibrant electropop scene. Their unique brand of synth pop is hard to resist with its honest charm and compelling vocal harmonies à la Hot Chip or Cut Copy. Enough groove and slick bass lines to keep you moving, and just the right dose of late night synth swing to be the perfect soundtrack for your typical Sunday evening post-party comedown.

Clubfeet - Edge of Extremes     

Clubfeet’s debut album, Gold On Gold, is out now via Plant Music with two track off the album available for free download HERE. And if those two songs weren’t enough for you, Clubfeet are giving away three more bonus tracks in exchange for your email addy, all totally free.

Follow Clubfeet on Facebook or check out their official site. Buy the music on Clubfeet

saturday nite with… SUNDAY GIRL

Sunday Girl is the solo project of Jade Williams, a rising, 21-year-old singer from a small commuter town outside London called Broxbourne. Often compared with Ellie Goulding, Sunday Girl is a strong addition to the current wave of synth-friendly feisty female artists such as La Roux, Bat for Lashes or Little Boots.

Sunday Girl - Four Floors (Russ Chimes Remix)     

Sunday Girl’s first single, “Four Floors”, has the unstoppable catchiness of a very good pop song. This self-penned tune is supported by trendy synthpop arrangements and a strong strings section. On production duties we find no other than Diplo!

Sunday Girl - Self Control (Fenech-Soler Remix)     

Judging from the tracks on her MySpace, it is clear that Jade Williams has found her own sound. Melancholic yet uplifting, her sound is hitting hard around the blogosphere and winning her fans all over Europe.

On her forthcoming album, Stop Hey, Sunday Girl will be working with star producers Diplo and Jim Elliot (a favourite of Kylie  Minogue and Ladyhawke). If it’s as good as what she’s released so far, chances are we’ll be seeing Jade’s pretty face a lot in the next few months. Until the debut album gets released (probably next month), you can show Sunday Girl some love on the official site and buy the Four Floors EP now on Four

MINITEL ROSE – ATLANTIQUE (Electro/Synth/Pop – France)

French electro trio Minitel Rose is back in the game. Two years after their first album, The French Machine (Futur, 2008), Raphael, Romain and Quentin are finally releasing its follow-up. Their new full length is called Atlantique and it’s out since Monday 7th June.

On their MySpace, Minitel Rose allowed fans and reviewers to preview the album, thereby creating a lot of anticipation and excitement ahead of the release. Now the LP is out and the first single taken off it is “Wild Birds”. On remix duties we have some big names, including Barretso and Thieves Like Us.

Minitel Rose - Wild Birds (Barretso Remix)     

With his signature driven bassline, Barretso creates a pulsating electro track that clearly shows that he hasn’t lost his touch. Word is out that he’s currently working on his second EP, which should be released on TUFFEM UP! soon…

Minitel Rose – Wild Birds (Thieves Like Us Remix)     

For this second remix, Thieves Like Us slow things down a notch. Groovy beats and wah-wah guitars for a track that has “Summer!” written all over it. Doesn’t it just make you wanna order a cocktail and sip on it in the sunset?

To find out more about Minitel Rose, check out their page on MySpace. You can buy their new album on Minitel Rose

CHEW LIPS – UNICORN (ElectroPop/Indie – UK)

After releasing two acclaimed singles on hip Parisian label Kitsuné, British electro-pop trio Chew Lips finally released their highly anticipated debut album in January. Unicorn is a consistent pop album packed with catchy tunes and impeccable synth melodies. On this album, Tigs (vocals), James Watkins (bass, synths) and Will Sanderson (guitar, synths) teamed up with Bat For Lashes collaborator, David Kosten, who helped them craft ten slices of pitch-perfect stylish pop.

Chew Lips - Play Together     

Taking cues from the 80s (think KRAFTWERK), Chew Lips is part of the current wave of girl-fronted electro bands (La Roux, Robyn, Little Boots) but their strong songwriting displays more serious ambitions that you can sense on tracks such as “Too Much Talking” or “Piano Song”, revealing a much more sensitive side of the group.

If you’ve been following this blog, you will remember Chew Lips’ first single “Solo”, which was included on U R MY DISCO // vol.3 and their subsequent hit “Salt Air”, which was given the remix treatment by French electro geniuses Jupiter

Chew Lips - Salt Air (Jupiter Remix)     

Check out the video for their new single “Seven” just below and don’t forget to visit MySpace for more info, more music and tour dates. Unicorn is available now on Chew Lips

ANORAAK – MAKE IT BETTER (Electro/SynthPop – France)

Anoraak

Almost two years after his debut album, Nightdrive With you, Anoraak is finally back with new material! The French synthpop maestro is ready to make us dance again with his retro synths and perfect beats, so put on your dancing shoes!

Anoraak’s new single is called “Make It Better” and it has just been featured on the compilation Edges – A new French Electronic Generation. This compilation is a project that presents a selection of exclusive or rare tracks by new French artists and producers tipped for great things in 2009.

Anoraak - Make It Better (Original Mix)     

Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Grum Remix)     

If you like what you hear and you want to find out more about Anoraak, check out his page on MySpace. You can of course buy his music on Anoraak