synth pop

30 seconds interview: JOYYA

Synth-poppers JOYYA are a well-oiled duo specialising in anthemic slices of shimmering electronics. We catch up with one half of the outfit - Ben Dancer - to learn what makes him tick...

Featured artist: Tallsaint

Tallsaint is Leeds newcomer Louisa Osborn, who deals in classy electronics with a shiny pop veneer. Debut single, I'm A Woman (After All) is a real slow-burner...

Interview: Otzeki

'We're intrigued about being in Texas as we've never been before but we've both watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dallas Buyers Club': Otzeki on their inaugural trip to the mighty SXSW...

Interview: LibraLibra

Experimental pop powerhouse LibraLibra have only just released their first single, Animali, but it's a total mind-melter. Here, Beth and Joe spill the beans on their skittish sound...

Interview: Gwenno

'I had exciting ownership over words that have never been set to melody in recorded times': space age synth-popper Gwenno on unearthing the ancient Cornish tongue for her ace new LP...

Playlist: Rocheman

This week we've handed over the reins to sound designer Rocheman and there’s so much synthy, proggy, krautrocky goodness in here, we’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves…

30 seconds interview: Greta Isaac

Welsh artist Greta Isaac has all the trappings of a big-time alt-pop star – massive choruses, glitchy synth sweeps and genuinely unique vocals. Get in the groove ahead of her upcoming live date...

Interview: AK/DK

'Nothing beats the sound of a Roland SH-101 through a homemade fuzz pedal, swimming in analogue tape delay!' Brighton duo AK/DK share their best recipes for analogue mayhem...

30 Seconds Interview: Xenoula

Xenoula is Romy Xeno, a globe-trotting artist whose bewitching electronic pop buzzes with otherworldly karma and mystic incantations. Get to know her ahead of her debut LP...

Featured artist: AK/DK

Party-starting Brightonian synth-smiths AK/DK sound like Devo on medication for acute attention deficit disorder – and it’s pure genius! Get involved when they hit the road this week...