They Might Be Giants – Phone Power (LOJINX album, 2016)

Brooklyn’s They Might Be Giants can probably lay claim to being the first hipsters, back when their idiosyncratic take on pop was just branded ‘kooky’. Phone Power is the third in a series of albums released in the past year, racking up over fifty tracks across those releases.

I reviewed the album for This Is Not Retro. Read the review here.

(c) 2016 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence for This Is Not Retro

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Vince Clarke & Paul Hartnoll – 2Square (Very Records album, 2016)


Erasure‘s Vince Clarke has set up a record label, Very Records. His inaugural release is a collaboration with Paul Hartnoll from Orbital, an eight track album called 2Square. I reviewed the album for This Is Not Retro and my review can be read here.

While in New York a couple of weeks ago I had the great privilege of getting to interview Vince in his studio, with Paul joining us from Brighton by Skype. That interview will be included in the next issue of Electronic Sound, available through all decent UK newsagents in July.

(c) 2016 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence for This Is Not Retro