Glasgow-born, Toronto-based synthwave artist Michael Oakley launches new single ‘Is There Anybody Out There’
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Glasgow-born, Toronto-based synthwave artist Michael Oakley launches new single ‘Is There Anybody Out There’

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(Photo by Jon Simo) Something for the synthwave fans out there. Glasgow-born, Toronto-based Synthwave artist Michael Oakley has a new single out called “Is There Anybody Out There” which has...

Paul Kendall - Boundary Macro
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Paul Kendall releases ‘Boundary Macro’ after lockdown induced creative paralysis – an interview

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Boundary Macro is the fifth solo album from producer, engineer and electronic musician Paul Kendall, released July 29th on clear vinyl, including digital downloads. ...

Echoberyl launches first EP from new album - check the video for 'Salomé (Suffer Me)'
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Echoberyl launches first EP from new album – check the video for ‘Salomé (Suffer Me)’

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Echoberyl is an electronic/darkwave duo from Paris. Last Friday they released the first EP “Salomé (Suffer Me)” from their upcoming third album, “Mother Solitude and Other Dark Tales”, that will...

Erasure postpones european leg of 'The Neon Tour' until May 2022
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Erasure postpones european leg of ‘The Neon Tour’ until May 2022

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(Photo by Phil Sharp) Erasure have just announced that they have made the decision to move the shows from October 2021 to May 2022 on the advice of the promoters...

Elz and the Cult check in with maxi-single 'Fire Meets Fire​/​Discipline' - check out the video
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Elz and the Cult check in with maxi-single ‘Fire Meets Fire​/​Discipline’ – check out the video for ‘Fire Meets Fire’

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Out today via the US label Black Pill Red Pill is the newest maxi-single from the Turkish act Elz and the Cult. The EP “Fire Meets Fire​/​Discipline” goes hand in...

Alaskan dark punk/death rock duo Cliff And Ivy unleash new 4-song EP 'Bring Us The Night'
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Alaskan dark punk/death rock duo Cliff And Ivy unleash new 4-song EP ‘Bring Us The Night’

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Out now is the new EP by Alaskan dark punk/death rock duo Cliff And Ivy. Their new four song EP “Bring Us The Night” is available on limited edition 7″...

GW Childs IV and John Fryer debut with 'Tarrant County' video
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GW Childs IV and John Fryer debut with ‘Tarrant County’ video

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What happens when you mix a Star Wars composer with hybrid country music, and an English producer plus a banjo player annex Sly Cooper game composer? Then you probably get...

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‘Click Interview’ with The Illusion Of Silence: ‘Spirituality’

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Italian multi-instrumentalist Luca Bonandini this year released his fourth production to date. He has been always attracted by every kind of sound, but got intrigued by silence, which is like...

Dawn Of Ashes announce new remix EP, 'Blood of the Titans'
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Dawn Of Ashes announce new remix EP, ‘Blood of the Titans’

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Los Angeles-based industrial act Dawn Of Ashes have announced a 6-track remix EP based around the band’s most popular track, “Blood of the Titans”. Remixers include: Inva//id, Tactical Sekt, Die...

Synthpop / futurepop act Mental Discipline launches first EP - 'Stay At Home Sessions 1' - in a series of EPs holding live recorded tracks
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Synthpop / futurepop act Mental Discipline launches first EP – ‘Stay At Home Sessions 1’ – in a series of EPs holding live recorded tracks

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Out now via SkyQode is the “Stay At Home Sessions 1” EP by Mental Discipline (available on Bandcamp right here). It is the first EP in a special series of...

Russian darkwave act Purple Fog Side collaborates with Belgian art-pop project Elsehow on new single
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The collaborative project Purple Fog Side (darkwave / dream pop) and Piero Delux of Elsehow (Belgian art-pop project) release a brand new single, ‘Shading A Life’

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Out now via the fine label SkyQode (and available via Bandcamp too) is “Shading A Life”, another single born from the collaboration between Pavel Zolin of Russia’s darkwave / dream...

Darkwave duo Vaselyne (project incl. ex-Clan of Xymox member) drops 'Waiting To Exhale' EP
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Darkwave duo Vaselyne (project incl. ex-Clan of Xymox member) drops ‘Waiting To Exhale’ EP

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Dutch darkwave duo Vaselyne has just unveiled their new digital maxi-single for the track, “Waiting To Exhale”, a ballad. “Waiting To Exhale” – which is available here on Bandcamp –...

Industrial act Panic Lift return with 'Split', the first in 5 thematically connected EPs, after a three-year hiatus
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Industrial act Panic Lift return with ‘Split’, the first in 5 thematically connected EPs, after a three-year hiatus

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Out now is “Split”,the first in five thematically connected EPs by Newark, New Jersey based industrial act Panic Lift. The release cycle will span into 2022. “Split” is the follow-up...

'The Cure - Radio Broadcast/Live in Germany 1981' 2CD bootleg gets widespread distribution
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‘The Cure – Radio Broadcast/Live in Germany 1981’ 2CD bootleg gets widespread distribution

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Out now is “The Cure – Radio Broadcast/Live in Germany 1981”, a double CD which is being distributed about everywhere, from Amazon to the smallest indie music mailorder. Out via...

Erasure announce 'The Neon Remixed' - Listen to a brand new track 'Secrets'
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Erasure’s ’The Neon’ remixed interview: ‘There’s not a lot going on at the moment… perhaps a new release in 2022?’

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(By our local correspondent János Janurik) “Hey, Janos, there you go…” It’s cool to be in email contact with Vince Clarke, founder of bands like Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure....

Gareth Jones returns with second album of electronica project Nous Alpha (together with Christopher Bono)
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Gareth Jones returns with second album of electronica project Nous Alpha (together with Christopher Bono)

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(Photo by Our Silent Canvas Records) Out now is “A Walk in the Woods”, the second album from Nous Alpha (Gareth Jones & Christopher Bono). “A Walk In The Woods”...

Liars complete video trilogy with 'From What The Never Was'
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Liars complete video trilogy with ‘From What The Never Was’

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(Photo by McLean Stephenson) Liars have launched their new track, “From What The Never Was”, the latest single from their forthcoming album, “The Apple Drop”, ahead of its release August...

Found on YouTube: Depeche Mode medley by Drum & Cellos
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Found on YouTube: Depeche Mode medley by Drum & Cellos

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While the Side-Line office is closed for the next 2 weeks, we keep on posting news of course. And we also keep surfing the net for some hidden news items....

Swedish electro pop duo Datapop returns with second album
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Swedish electro pop duo Datapop returns with second album

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Datapop, a Swedish electro pop duo consisting of Anders Wilhelm and Mikael Larsson and bringing Kraftwerk like material, is back 4 years after their previous “Pop” album with their second...

Biggest Belgian alternative music festival Pukkelpop cancels - bands, bookers and subcontractors claim the organizer Chokri Mahassine overplayed his hand
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Biggest Belgian alternative music festival Pukkelpop cancels – bands, bookers and subcontractors claim the organizer Chokri Mahassine overplayed his hand

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There is a stream of criticism towards the way Pukkelpop organizer Chokri Mahassine has managed his festival in the past few months, by keeping on selling tickets although he must...

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