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Three Lots Of Synth To Soothe The Soul


Anna of the North

Electro-pop duo Anna Of The North are on the rise after releasing their new single Baby. The track blends Flume’s laidback electronic style with lead singer Anna Lotterud’s gentle, innocent vocals.

Atmospheric synthesisers weaves a lullaby vibe through the track from start to finish, while the final choruses take on an anthemic texture thanks to heavy, rhythmic drumming. Sporadic vocal harmonies finish the song with grace, adding splashes of colour without overcomplicating a beautifully simple track.

Anna Of The North have also released their Baby music video, perfectly capturing the restraint and melancholy tones of the song in film.

“We made the video whilst on tour in Europe on a day off in Lisbon. We wanted a video that was very graphic and represented the different textures throughout the track,” Lotterud said.

BLYOLK with Don Wowry

Blyolk Press Pic

Melbournian producer and songwriter Sebastian Chesney a.k.a. blyolk (“bloke”) is turning heads with the edgy, electronic style of his new track Don Wowry (“Don’t Worry”). Inspired by artists like AC/DC and St. Vincent, blyolk started writing music at 14, and his experience has served him well.

Don Wowry harnesses the intrigue of a pitch-bending guitar melody, combining it with psychedelic synthesisers and an edgy, apathetic vocal delivery. The track breaks in the middle for an acapella section filled with suspense before the main melody makes a welcome return.

blyolk will be launching the single and playing his first show for the year in June – check out the details below!

blyolk ‘Don Wowry’ Single Launch

w/ blyolk, Uncle Bobby, Tali Mahoney, Wedding Ring Bells
The Grace Darling Basement, Melbourne

METRONOMY with Old Skool 


Electronic 4-piece Metronomy have released the first single from their upcoming album ‘Summer 08’, and one thing’s for sure – it’s definitely old skool. Described as a “cowbell-clattered cocaine pop belter that glimpses ’00s London from the backseat of an Addison Lee”, the track is like a conveyor belt of infectious bass notes layered with stacks of special effects.

Frontman Joseph Mount’s unique vocals are the perfect fit for the song’s catchy melody and unusual synthetic style, and as an added bonus, the lyrical rhythm is just as angular and fun as the melody: “Have some money, make more money/With your new friends, have a party”.

Mount attributed the song lyrics to feelings of inadequacy  – “I felt [West End, where I was living] was this privileged end of town; all the musicians there had wealthy parents and were living in Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. [The] song’s about being totally idiotic and jealous,” he said.

Check out Metronomy’s Old Skool music video below!

Written by Jess Martyn