Album Review: Depeche Mode – Spirit

Robert Ham Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, dance-rock, electronic rock, New Wave, Punk News, synthpop 0 Comments

Depeche Mode occupies a unique place among the constellation of synthpop acts that emerged from the UK post-punk scene around three decades ago. Since the release of Songs of Faith & Devotion in 1993, they’ve been entirely disinterested in the “pop” half of that portmanteau, creating instead a gloomy yet sensual swamp that sprouts elements of rock, blues, and the proto-industrial …

Iceland’s Fufanu revolt against complacency on new song “Liability” — listen

Michelle Geslani alternative, CoS Premieres, Iceland, New Music, New Song, post-punk, post-rock, premiere, Punk News, rock, synthpop 0 Comments

Reykjavik’s Fufanu captured the eye of Consequence of Sound not one, but two years in a row as one of the most exciting acts at Iceland Airwaves. The rising outfit has an impressive pedigree going for it — frontman Kaktus Einarsson has worked with Damon Albarn and his father sang alongside Björk in The Sugarcubes — but its music more than …