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January 2017

NEW MUSIC: This Human Condition – Breaking the Code

Overtly political synthpop is a rare thing; and well done political synthpop is even rarer still! Luckily for us, Bristol band This Human Condition does it very, very well with Breaking The Code. The band wrote the song on the day Alan Turing got his posthumous Royal Pardon and it is part tribute to the work he did and part polemic about what society subsequently did to him. Give it a listen.

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NEW MUSIC: The Wanderer – EXTATIQUE

The Wanderer doesn’t say much about himself – if anything. Other than the fact that he is signed to the French label Infiné, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out there. So it’s just as well this track is good enough to stand on its own.

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The Weekly Roundup 29.01.17

This last week or so has seen political upheavals and the office cat shedding copious amounts of fur over every possible surface. Maybe that is why so much of the music in this weeks’ playlist has such a superficially fluffy vibe to it, but generally the tracks have positive messages. So here are ten of the best tracks we’ve heard in the last week that we think you’d enjoy.

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NEW MUSIC: Park Fires – Watch Me Go

Leeds based Rachel Lissenburg and Emma Duffy are Park Fires, an 80’s influenced electro/indie pop group. Watch Me Go is their latest single and it is a proper jewel of a track. The band cites acts like The Human League and CHVRCHES as influences. You can hear that in this song, but there is also a very classy feel to it that is all their own.

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NEW MUSIC: Joe Goddard – Music is the Answer

Joe Goddard is better known to many of us as a member of Hot Chip and The 2 Bears but this time round he presents us with some solo material in the form of Music Is The Answer; the lead single from his album Electric Lines which drops on 21st April via Greco-Roman/Domino Records.

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Introducing: Jake Brett

Having just released his debut album, Jake Brett And The Boleen Modifier, Multi-Instrumentalist and Producer Jake Brett is steadily building his fanbase gaining coverage in Vibe, The Argus and The Music Site, whilst playing a variety of music/visual shows around the south east and hosting Art Exhibitions. We caught up with Jake for a quick chat.

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In Review: Goldfrapp – Anymore

There is nothing and no one in electronic music sexier than Alison Goldfrapp. Certainly not in the vocal department. You can argue with me about that if you want, but you’d be wrong.

Did that get your attention? Good! Read on.

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