Posts Tagged ‘New Wave’

The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre’s captivating hybrid of ’80s electronica and aggressive guitars is curiously fused with a cinematic quality of melodic progressions. Elements of children’s fiction and adult fantasy are combined with driving guitar hooks and sinful vocals to create a “post-retro” sound.

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Gran Ronde

Gran Ronde

Gran Ronde’s sound combines mesmerising guitar riffs, reverb choruses, and foot stomping beats that will undoubtedly fill with joy fans of Interpol, The Killers, The Bravery, Bloc Party, Editors, and White Lies.

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The Neon Judgement

The Neon Judgement

Considered along with their Belgian peers Front 242 to be one of the original pioneering EBM bands, The Neon Judgement combined lo-fi technology and emotional sincerity to create a sound both warm and alienating that inspired today’s electro artists like Tiga, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, and Black Strobe.

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Pop Noir

Pop Noir

Shimmering streams of chiming guitar cascade over deep, dark undercurrents of bass and drums… it’s a unique sound born in the drizzle of Manchester, England, and raised in the sunshine of Huntington Beach, California, as were twins Joe and Luke McGarry who head up indie pop outfit Pop Noir.

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The Foxglove Hunt

The Foxglove Hunt

Culling from a range of influences including New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Tears For Fears, and even The Cure, The Foxglove Hunt produce upbeat and danceable tracks full of catchy electronic beats, dreamy synths, and high-pitched, breathy vocals.

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The Exploding Boy

The Exploding Boy

The Exploding Boy is a Swedish post-punk outfit whose dark yet melodic songs are especially suited for the gloomy winter evenings – kind of Interpol meets The Cure with shades of Placebo and The Sisters Of Mercy.

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Blackroom

Blackroom

If the idea of a guitar-laden crossover between Depeche Mode, a-ha, Duran Duran, New Order, and Röyksopp sounds good to you, give Blackroom a listen and you won’t be disappointed.

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Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix’s heady cocktail of pop, electro, hip-hop, folk, and funk, combines upbeat indie rock with lush synths and catchy choruses that will not only seduce the critics but score a hit with the record-buying public, too.

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Blume

Blume

With lyrical influences ranging from European Romanticism to decadent poets and philosophers, Blume infuse early ’80s new wave with the sleek production sensibility of the 2000s to create a dark mix of bittersweet electronic harmonies, minor-key washes of sound, and spellbinding vocals.

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The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club

The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club

Influenced by Ladytron, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Raveonettes, and Joy Division, The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club mix synthpop, new wave, post-punk, and garage to tell the world stories where beautiful things are cruel, truths are lies, and everything is turned upside down.

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