Category: SYNTHWAVE

OLLIE WRIDE – Thanks In Advance (2019)

“Thanks In Advance” is the title of the solo debut album by Los Angeles based Englishman OLLIE WRIDE, vocalist and co-writer for FM-84, one of the most promising acts from the synthwave genre. Of course, this is a pure ’80s inspired collection of songs, however not exactly synthwave but rock& pop / Lite AOR tunes with real instruments (including guitar...

LeBROCK – Takes All Night / Bright Lights (2019) + Real Thing (Remastered & Expanded)

Synthwave’s foremost rockers LeBROCK are back with one of their most powerful tracks to date. Simultaneously epic and intimate, “Takes All Night” pairs dream-like synths and robust guitar chords with a heartfelt vocal performance that will keep listeners glued to their speakers. Released today Aug 9, “Takes All Night” follows on the heels of “Bright Lights” (May 21) and the...

RED SODA – Decades To Midnight (2019)

From time to time we present here at 0dayrox artists from the Synthwave scene. Dozens of new names appear each month, and we select only the best. Most are ‘one-man-band’ projects creating home-made music based on synths. But there’s also ‘real bands’ in this genre and this is the case with RED SODA. “Decades To Midnight” is the title of...

MAGIC DANCE – New Eyes (2018)

Mixing AOR with Synthwave ’80s retro, MAGIC DANCE was presented at this blog many years ago. Impressed by the the band’s latest album, in late 2017 Magic Dance mastermind Jon Siejka was signed by Frontiers Music. For this new album titled “New Eyes” – the first via the Italian label to be released tomorrow – Jon collaborated with Jack Simchak...

THE BAD DREAMERS – Songs About People Including Myself (2018)

We always try to diversify the music featured at 0dayrox, as example, from the flourishing Synthwave retro-80s scene. On the topic of style, THE BAD DREAMERS’ “Songs About People Including Myself” is not a synthwave album, at least not in the traditional sense. Instead it falls within the realm of ’80s melodic popwave music, blending elements of traditional synthwave with...

GUNSHIP – Dark All Day (2018) Exclusive

Two years ago UK-based synthwave band GUNSHIP released their debut, excellent self-titled album, which for some reason wan’t featured on this blog. Their brand of pop, rock and synths expressed its love for the ’80s and era of VHS blockbuster videos. The band just presented its sophomore album, “Dark All Day”, and not only retains that same sense of nostalgia...

THE MIDNIGHT – Kids (2018) Exclusive

For the last few years, THE MIDNIGHT have been doing something really special. Their delicious previous albums evoking and capturing wistful longing for the 1980s and bygone youth were featured here, and now we have in exclusive their new full length titled “Kids”.The Midnight are a brilliant synthwave / retro ’80s duo, and on this new album they capture that...

NIGHTCRAWLER – Metropolis [vinyl LP edition]

“Metropolis“, the amazing debut of NIGHTCRAWLER is being released on vinyl-LP, for the first time on physical format. Nightcrawler is the alter-ego of George Gold. This day designer, co-founder of Medusateam studio based in Lleida, like the classic superheroes, when night turns, puts on his uniform of Nightcrawler and leave the designer work to become a retro-futuristic hero and unleashes...

NINA – Sleepwalking (2018)

NINA is a German synth pop singer-songwriter based in London, UK, who as part of the flourishing current Synthwave scene has been releasing handful of singles since the start of the decade. Now it’s time for her full length debut CD, titled “Sleepwalking“. With its engaging compositions, impeccable vocal performances, and frequently exceptional production values, “Sleepwalking” from Nina fulfills much...

LeBROCK – Real Thing (2018) + 6 remixes

The British synthwave / AOR band LeBROCK gave us the awesome EP ‘Action and Romance’ sometime ago, now the wonder duo dropped their second release “Real Thing“, presented at 0dayrox in exclusive. If pure ’80s stuff is your thing, you must hear this… LeBrock isn’t created by a synth / keyboard fan like most the projects from the synthwave scene....

VINCE DiCOLA – Angry Birds Transformers [Extended Edition Soundtrack] (2017)

Today here’s one for ’80s movie soundtracks and synth-based music: VINCE DiCOLA‘s “Angry Birds Transformers [Extended Edition Soundtrack]“. Vincent Louis “Vince” DiCola is an American keyboardist and arranger who composed scores for iconic ’80s films such as The Transformers: The Movie, Staying Alive and Rocky IV soundtracks. DiCola pioneered the use of sequencers on his soundtrack recording for Rocky IV,...

LeBROCK – Action & Romance [Remastered & Expanded]

This blog presented some time ago, in exclusive, LeBROCK, the fascinating new project from Peterborough, UK, and “Action & Romance” is their awesome debut EP. Now here’s the Expanded Edition including new vocal tracks plus great instrumental versions. LeBrock put themselves into the new synthwave retro ’80s movement, but they are much more a ‘band’ with ‘real instruments’ than the...

METEOR – Parallel Lives (2016-2017)

METEOR – Parallel Lives (2016-2017)

Lets face it; the ‘new’ retro synthwave ’80s movement, like any genre, has a tendency to become repetitive. Many producers get stuck in retro stereotypes to the point of cliche, and tend to repeat the same themes, again and again. In spite of that trend, of course, there is always still innovation. METEOR‘s “Parallel Lives” is a perfect example of...

LeBROCK – Action & Romance (2016)

LeBROCK is a fascinating new project from Peterborough, UK, and “Action & Romance” is their awesome debut. LeBrock put themselves into the new synthwave retro ’80s movement, but they are much more a ‘band’ with ‘real instruments’ than the typical projects of this ilk. First of all, LeBrock isn’t created by a synth / keyboard fan like most the projects...