Newcastle “Euro-Wave” duo Transfigure are Grace & Lewis, bright pop youngsters channelling the vocals of Saint Etienne through the melodies and arrangements of 80s electonic lynchpins the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Their debut album ‘Translation’ has just been released on Dutch label Bordello A Parigi, and sees them sit alongside peers such as Lust For Youth and First Hate.
A newcomer to Glasgow, Soft Riot is JJD: a Canadian intruder now based in the UK, and part of the Possession Records family. JJD’s personal experience with music, containing elements of synthesiser-based film soundtracks, romantic italo-style flourishes, throbbing arpeggiations and angular, psychedelic synth-pop all tied together with an underlying tension. A singing synthwave octopus.
Another Newcastle export, Burning Pyre brings to Glasgow lush and melodic electronic loops and drones.
A new minimal electronic incarnation from fixtures in Glasgow’s vibrant electronic scene.