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Synthwave/Retrowave - Who are the main artists?


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The Midnight

Michael Oakley

Kristine

Platforms

FM-84

At 1980

Sebastian Gampl

Timecop 1983

Nina

All The Damn Vampires

Sunglasses Kid

The Bad Dreamers

Roxi Drive

Kidburn

Jessie Frye

Sunset Neon

Jay Diggs

Highway Superstar

Robert Parker

Freeweights

FM Attack

Paradise Walk

Kalax

The Motion Epic

Red Soda

Wolfclub

Mitch Murder

Futurecop!

Ansinth3

Siamese Youth

 

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I would say the top three, though, are The Midnight, Timecop1983, and FM-84. 

If Forêt de Vin were still a thing, they'd likely be my favourite. They wrote a Christmas song, which is actually amazing, and is their best song, unfortunately. Unfortunate because I can only bring myself to listen to it around Christmas. 

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6 hours ago, PeterS said:

Lebrock mentioned on these pages and absolutely love it. I've then noticed a fair few other posts about Synthwave. 

What's worth listening to of this genre? 

tbh nothing in this thread will come close to Lebrock - I've been through everything looking for another band which has that same level of intensity / guitar content. Doesn't exist.

I do love the Platforms album from 2020 though 

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Most I know are already listed, but the 2 Gunship discs are great. My other  faves are the Kristine, Lebrock, At 1980. FM-84 and The Midnight. 

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My faves are:

LeBrock of course,these guys have that urgent type of sound I like so much.

FM 84/Ollie Wride- Love them,especially Ollies voice,soulful and with style.

The Midnight - probably best of the bunch when it comes to instrumental tunes. 

Michael Oakley - Another great vocalist with some very AOR influenced tunes.

Kristine - Another one of my faves.

At 1980

Bad dreamers

Timecop 1983

 

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5 hours ago, Glen said:

tbh nothing in this thread will come close to Lebrock - I've been through everything looking for another band which has that same level of intensity / guitar content. Doesn't exist.

I do love the Platforms album from 2020 though 

Give Young Medicine a listen I posted their new song Winter Soldier in the thread below.

Rising synthwave rockers Young Medicine pull the best from diverse genres to build a carefully constructed music identity that defies simple categorization. Thumping double-bass beats and crunchy guitar riffs hammer out hard-hitting rhythms while chorus lines partner with sparkling retro synth tones for a stunning mix of audio ideas. If synthwave and metal got together and started a boy band, the result might sound something like Young Medicine, who have put themselves on the map as pioneers for a new era by bringing rockstar swagger to the retrowave movement.

 

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21 hours ago, Mr.AOR said:

Give Young Medicine a listen I posted their new song Winter Soldier in the thread below.

Rising synthwave rockers Young Medicine pull the best from diverse genres to build a carefully constructed music identity that defies simple categorization. Thumping double-bass beats and crunchy guitar riffs hammer out hard-hitting rhythms while chorus lines partner with sparkling retro synth tones for a stunning mix of audio ideas. If synthwave and metal got together and started a boy band, the result might sound something like Young Medicine, who have put themselves on the map as pioneers for a new era by bringing rockstar swagger to the retrowave movement.

 

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mmm have to pass on these guys.

synthwave elements but far too modern for me 

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On 11/25/2020 at 10:56 PM, Mr.AOR said:

The Midnight

Michael Oakley

Kristine

Platforms

FM-84

At 1980

Sebastian Gampl

Timecop 1983

Nina

All The Damn Vampires

Sunglasses Kid

The Bad Dreamers

Roxi Drive

Kidburn

Jessie Frye

Sunset Neon

Jay Diggs

Highway Superstar

Robert Parker

Freeweights

FM Attack

Paradise Walk

Kalax

The Motion Epic

Red Soda

Wolfclub

Mitch Murder

Futurecop!

Ansinth3

Siamese Youth

 

https://gbdeclaration.org/

 

 

 

Thanks for this post - a few sneaky ones there I hadn't heard that I quite enjoyed. Roxi Drive and Kidburn, for example, were new to me. :)

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18 hours ago, Geoff said:

Thanks for this post - a few sneaky ones there I hadn't heard that I quite enjoyed. Roxi Drive and Kidburn, for example, were new to me. :)

Love this one. 

 

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4 hours ago, Ponen said:

Love this one. 

 

Yep, that was one that stood out for me too. And if I recall, both of these artists had 2018 releases as well. Sad it took me so long to latch on, but happy I'm on board now. 

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