Our Introducing interviews chat to artists in an effort to give an introduction to their work, music and creative vision. As an outlet for them to get across the motivations and passions behind their music and art, the Q&A nature of this section gives the artist free reign to invite the curious into their world to discover what makes them tick; musically and sometimes personally too.
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Wakefield’s premier synth band Berlyn Trilogy are best described as a modern synthpop band with a classic edge. Since forming in 2012, this up and coming act have gigged extensively, supporting 80s icons like Blancmange and Toyah and continue to go from strength to strength. We caught up with synth player and founding member James to find out more about Berlyn Trilogy’s past, present and future.
Chiptune/fakebit artist mpegasus is rather partial to beeps. His sound is drawn from the 8-bit era of home computers like the Spectrum and c64, mixed with heavy bass and crunchy drums to leave each track existing in a temporal limbo between the past and the future. Maybe it sounds weird, but it’s brilliant. Strap yourself in and read on to find out a little bit more about this Cambridge-based artist.
Residing in Glasgow via Sheffield, London and Vancouver, Soft Riot is an artist who’s been rocking the synths for the best part of 20 years across various bands and projects. He describes his current output as ‘art punk synth disco’ and you should absolutely be checking it out. We caught up with JJD for a chat as part of our Introducing series.
Manchester’s SkinjoB has been an active, cornerstone of the North West EBM and Industrial music scene since the 90s, performing along the likes of Sheep on Drugs, Icon of Coil and Front Line Assembly during their long and varied career. We chatted with SkinjoB mastermind Fitz about his influences, history and the future of the project.
Archipelago are a band with links from Mexico City to Osaka, Japan via Liverpool. Producer Andy and vocalist Shannon have constructed an album of acid-infused, micromusic bangers that are worthy of your attention. Read on to find out more about this upcoming duo’s work and partnership.
Dirty Freud is a producer, DJ and remixer who’s been serving up and making a name for himself with a distinctive mix of edgy, contemporary, dub, electronica and bass music for the past few years. We caught up with this up and coming talent for a chat.
Liverpool electronic outfit The Webb are one of a kind. They combine their punk backgrounds with a DIY ethos and some ridiculously catchy tunes to boot. Read on for a little insight into their weird and wonderful world.
Hailing from the rainy city of Manchester, St Lucifer have quickly become a force to be reckoned with on the city’s gig circuit with their high-energy live shows and infectious electro-punk anthems. We caught up with this unlikely foursome for the first of our Introducing series.