Tags : electronic

Blast From the Past: King of Limbs // Radiohead

10 years ago, Radiohead released their eighth album The King of Limbs. The response was relatively positive but much more muted for a band used to universal acclaim. Whilst a good album, the project feels like an outlier in their discography; Ultimately it suffers from the context it was released in. Four years prior, the […]Read More

Album Review: Isles // Bicep

Bicep’s new release, Isles, finds Belfast’s cult hero duo prescribing some tonic for a rave-less world. Now based in London, Andrew Ferguson and Mathew McBriar first drew widespread attention for their esoteric ‘Feel My Bicep’ blog after forming in 2009. Since then it’s been a meteoric ascend to becoming household names for electronic music stans, […]Read More

Album Review: Renaissance // Aluna

Since becoming one half of AlunaGeorge in 2012, Aluna’s infectious vocals have graced chart toppers such as the Disclosure hit ‘White Noise’, and the intoxicating jam ‘Attracting Flies’.  Following 2016’s poppy sophomore effort, ‘I Remember’, the electric duo put out a six-track EP called Champagne Eyes, which had a markedly low-key R&B vibe. Since then, collaborations with Robyn producer […]Read More

Interview: Sylvia Din

“For every glass high-rise building there’s always some guy vomiting on his shoes. That’s what I pick up on.” A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at home listening to the latest batch of songs submitted to The Indiependent. There was the usual clutch of indie bands, folk artists, the odd R&B singer, and some […]Read More

Track Review: Coleurs // Limitless

Having spent much of the last few years creating music with those around him, producer Colin Wood aka Coleurs is back as a solo artist with his latest release, Limitless. Taking inspiration from the connection between art and music, Coleurs implements elements of the 80s synthopop sound and brings it into the modern day, with impeccable vocals by Josylnn Cortes. […]Read More

Album Review: Kelly Lee Owens (Self-Titled)

Despite its billing as a ‘techno’ album, Kelly Lee Owens’ self-titled debut is that and a whole lot more. On last year’s Oleic EP, Owens exhibited her brand of emotionally-driven techno across a selection of four tracks that, while subtle and nuanced, still would have sat well in the club. Her debut album experiments further […]Read More

EP Review: Weekend Lover // WAX

Blending a unique mix of 80s synth pop and contemporary indie rock, Weekend Lover, the debut EP from London/Tunbridge Wells four piece WAX, exemplifies perfectly the band’s diverse musical abilities and interesting synthesis of genres. Playing on themes such as loneliness, lust, and present day conceptions of masculinity, the release expresses the highs and lows of […]Read More

Live Review: RY X // St. Batholomew’s Church, Brighton –

If there’s anything more magical than the idea of RY X performing his new album, Dawn, in a neo-gothic church nestled in the backstreets of Brighton, it’s RY X actually performing his new album, Dawn, in a neo-gothic church nestled in the backstreets of Brighton. And that’s exactly what happened last Tuesday night. Embarking on the first leg of […]Read More

Album Review: Amnesty (I) // Crystal Castles

Amnesty (I) is a big deal for Crystal Castles fans. Sure, any fan would be excited for a new album, but this album represents the first time Crystal Castles have made music without the vocals of Alice Glass. Following a very public break-up, Ethan Kath soon employed new vocalist Edith Frances to cover vocal duties. […]Read More

Track Review: Lover Go // MRGD

Marged Sion is a Welsh electronic artist. Now based in London, she adopted the stage name MRGD and has released her debut single, ‘Lover Go’. The track was produced by SAKIMA, who has previously worked with house producer Cyril Hahn. The concept of ‘Lover Go’ is about the protagonist breaking free from a controlling relationship, […]Read More

EP Review: What For // Tennyson

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the work of Tennyson since early last year, when a link to their song ‘Lay By’ was posted by fellow electronic musician Ryan Hemsworth on Twitter. When I saw that they’d released a new EP I was ecstatic. ‘Like What’, the 4th EP from the Canadian brother-sister electronic […]Read More