Interview with Australian electro-pop duo The Presets

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By Jonathan Leeming in New Music on Saturday 7 December 2013

Julian Hamilton (vocals) and Kim Moyes (keyboards), aka Australian electro group The Presets, both have the gentle, unassuming air of two people who don’t realise they’re famous. But they really are. We recently spoke to them about their music.

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Electro Taxidermy: new music video for Voltaire Twins

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By Will in New Music on Tuesday 6 September 2011

This is the official video for the new single from Voltaire Twins, Animalia, a dark, twisted tale about a taxidermist’s latest acquisition: a pair of feathered twins. Directed by Ben Young.

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Like Depeche Mode? Try Curxes on for size

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By Georgina Langford in New Music on Thursday 19 May 2011

Curxes (pronounced ‘curses’) are one of the most exciting new bands you’ll hear all year. Roberta Fidora and Macaulay Hopwood make music that will suck you in, invade your brain, and make you lose sense of time. Their music is somewhere between Depeche Mode and Crystal Castles.

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Shaka Ponk’s Hell’o

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Friday 19 March 2010

Paris-based Shaka Ponk’s sound blends electro, rock, punk, and dance with a stunning live show that combines advanced digital animation and an unsurpassed display of energy from the band members.

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Miike Snow

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By Kate Barnett in New Music on Thursday 11 June 2009

Miike Snow is a collaborative effort from three well-established producers — Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson, and Pontus Winnberg. Together they are a powerhouse, producing electro pop classics for huge artists. They penned Britney Spears’, Toxic, for instance. Though we won’t hold that against them. Their first solo album is vastly different. It’s an incredible multi-layered […]

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Lindstrom

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Sunday 11 January 2009

Lindstrom, the man who single-handedly coined the term ‘minimal space-disco’ (well, perhaps nudged in the right direction by Orbital et al), recently released a new, rather ambitious, album, Where You Go I Go Too. Weaving between ambient trance and breakbeat-flecked disco, the producer responsible for the mesmerizing reworking of that tune we all secretly love, […]

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M83′s Digital Shades

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Thursday 25 December 2008

After getting lost in the quagmire that is the internet, M83’s Digital Shades, first released digitally in 2007, has just been given a space on the shelf in your nearest music shop. Before shooting to acclaim with Saturday=Youth, Anthony Gonzalez looked closer to Krautrock and Eno and produced this ambient sometimes beautiful record. There’s much […]

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Andy from Chicken Lips talks about The Emperor Machine

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By Michaella Solar-March in New Music on Monday 8 December 2008

We checked in with Andy Meecham, one half of Staffordshire duo Chicken Lips, about his latest side project, The Emperor Machine and why he prefers using vintage equipment wherever he can: ‘I like the feel and touch of vintage equipment — if that doesn’t sound weird. I like the hands-on approach and get a lot of inspiration from buying new, old vintage equipment. I have nothing against computer software — it is getting to the stage now where you can’t tell the difference — but for me, it’s just not the way I prefer to work’.

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Trop Tard

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 25 November 2008

French duo Trop Tard make straight-faced, Suicide-esque, synth-and-guitar electro tunes that sound like dark rituals performed in the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. Repetitive, bleak, and cold, this is dance music for the shambling undead.

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Pivot discuss their new album, O Soundtrack My Heart

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 27 October 2008

We featured their Secret Playlist recently, and now they have a kicking new album out. With members scattered across the globe, though with roots firmly planted in Sydney, electro mavericks Pivot create lush, onimous, and beautifully porous music that seeps through your soul, steals your heart, and renders you immobile. For a good ten minutes at least, as their latest album, O Soundtrack My Heart [which we have five copies of to give away], proves We interviewed, Richard Pike, guitarist and producer from the group, and asked him whether the making of the making of O Soundtrack was a stressful or chilled experience? ‘
It was stressful at the start as the old band was falling apart. When that business got out of the way, it was a pretty easy affair. We were all focused and ready to make something great’.

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Au Revoir Simone

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By Michaella Solar-March in New Music on Friday 24 October 2008

Casio Keyboard Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone are about to release a collection of remixes and covers their musical friends have recorded of songs found on their second album, The Bird Of Music. Titled Reverse Migration, the record features re-workings by Best Fwends, Teenagers, Darkel, and more. We caught up with them recently. Why and […]

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Lone’s Emurian

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Monday 20 October 2008

‘This is daydream music, you can’t listen to it without going off somewhere’, are the direct words from electronic wizard, Bibio. This beautiful and gentle record comes from Matt Cutler, who seems heavily influenced by WARP, 80s electro artists ,and everything in between. But somewhere down the line, listening to Lone makes you feel he […]

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Oh boy, Donna Summer writes a Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Friday 17 October 2008

What’s not to love? Moby told us this recently about the Donna Summer disco classic, I Feel Love: ‘This is the best electronic club song ever recorded. It breaks my heart to know that I’ll never write anything as good as I Feel Love. I always play it when I DJ, though not the remixes; […]

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