Synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan never quite gave up on his music or himself despite the decline in popularity from the mid-80s onwards.
Synth-pop pioneer and legend returns with a new song and music video.
Known for her eclectic blend of 80’s pop-rock, LA-based Lily McQueen announces her debut album Electric Love set for release on June 23rd via Concierge Records.
How Power of Pop founder, singer-songwriter Kevin Mathews re-discovered the joy of making music for himself.
When did alt-folk-rock singer-songwriter David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion fame) start writing synth-pop songs?
We have always maintained that inside electronica lies the potential for pop music that embraces dramatic and emotional power within the context of dance and infection. Here’s an album that provides strong evidence for that assertion.
Ye faithful editor is back to regale you, dear PoPster, with his latest shenanigans in the world of popular (sic) music. KayMac. Something new, something old. This is the moniker I will be using for the electronic art-pop instrumental music I will be making for the rest of my life. Continue Reading
Background The Slants are known as the first all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. The band was founded by Simon Young (also known as Simon Tam) in 2006 in Portland, Oregon.
Does life have to make sense? Does music need to feel complete? Or is it the inherent contradictions that make music the life-affirming force it can be? Did anyone expect a new New Order album? Hooky out, Gillian back? In case you are not keeping score, Hooky (bassist Peter Hook) Continue Reading
Last June, we did an interview with Annie Ko, frontperson of Korean indie electro-rock trio Love X Stereo. Well, the group is now a duo consisting of Annie and Toby Hwang and is ready for the new year with a new EP, consisting of new material and re-recorded favourites. Part 1 of Continue Reading
Some new (official) music videos we’ve come across recently … enjoy! RENDEZVOUS “EGYPT” TEGAN & SARA “CLOSER” CINEMASCAPE “PRIVATE PROPERTY” DALE EARNHARDT JR JR “IF YOU DIDN’T SEE ME (THEN YOU WEREN’T ON THE DANCEFLOOR)” BAKER “OVERLOAD” Yeah I know I know, it’s all fookin’ dance pop innit? NEXT!
There are numerous landmarks achieved with this, the debut album of synth-pop combo, Depeche Mode. Released by Mute Records, it was a rare genuine indie album for its time. Speak and Spell contained also many songs which were amongst the first electronic numbers heard on the airwaves e.g. “New Life”, Continue Reading