So here’s the best of a month so full of new music that the showcase comes in twice as long. Settle in, find your groove and get listening. ‘Cus right here are your summer essentials.
“Said it twice and I’ll say it again… creative, relentless and restless. The Loud Bangs have a beat on the pulse of a sound and twist those themes upwards and outwards…”
Sun’s out, synths are shining, and summer’s salubrious sounds a-buzzin’ This is the best of June’s tunes and submissions.
“Somewhere between Low, the new ‘tronics of Scott Matthews and the reverb-soaked slow tones of Burial, there’s a neat place where ‘Overture’ settles. Like a lost scene from Under the Skin, it seeps in like some sonic osmosis…”
This is music direct to your ears. A light shone on uncovered gems. Here’s the very best of 2021.
“What makes some synthwave shine amongst others? It’s the love and attention it’s made with. And United Simesky Institutes makes synthwave retro-sonics and sumptuous sounds with a blissful abundance of both…”
“When we last heard Last Wars it was hard-boiled and rasp-filled and retro electric, like a B-side of ‘Saturn Strip’ Vega. But now we get polish, and pumped up production, in an EP that flexes and kicks…”
It’s a playlist for pummel and pleasure. An hour of new music hand crafted and sculpted like a C86 mixtape for lovers…
“Tiny Dyno are the rarest of acts. They blend the black arts of immaculate pop with the warm glow of sugarspun indie…”
“Half synthwave, half chill, there’s meander and flow, but that doesn’t mean everything’s comfy. There are sombre and ominous hints and inflections that keep us from feeling too easy…”