It’s been a while since we heard from Cheshire based SynthPop project Masters Of The Radio. Just over a year ago they released their début EP The Pleasure Age which we featured right here. Now Masters Of The Radio is are back with a brand new single, to be released later this month.
Wings is business as usual for this emotional synth outfit, with a memorable chorus. They’ve still got the Japan-esque vocals and the moody electronics in their corner resulting in an authentically British 80s Pop tune with a majestic chorus. Loaded with lush strings and chilly synth burbles Wings is a pretty irresistible lice of SynthPop.
Cheshire SynthPop duo Masters Of The Radio are gearing up for the release of their début EP, ‘The Pleasure Age’, this week.
Featuring alongside tracks like ‘Easy Now’ and one of our favourites ‘The Last Feeling’, will be this track, ‘Close To You’. The new song is a moody slice of retro Electro with some Japan-esque vocals that I can see fitting in really well amongst their other tunes. ‘Close To You’ has an epic and cinematic quality to the slightly sombre ‘80’s inspired electronics which lend the track a nice feeling of drama.
Their first new tune for a few months, ‘Easy Now’ show they haven’t been sitting on their hands this past while. The production on ‘Easy Now’ is a lot slicker than previous offerings boding well for their forthcoming début EP ‘The Pleasure Age’. The song itself is more of Masters Of The Radio’s authentic sounding retro SynthPop. With their early Mute sound, the sound of vintage drum machines, analog drones and post-punk vocals. ‘Easy Now’ adds a catchy anthemic chorus to the mix that’ll get stuck in your head for days.
Upcoming electronic duo Masters Of The Radio are picking up the torch for classic Futurist SynthPop.
Hailing from the north of England the duo takes their influences from the Futurist pioneers of the late 70’s/early 80’s (and Gary Numan), many of whom came from the same part of the country. Making sparse and minimal yet melodic music that would have sat easily alongside the likes of early The Human League and Fad Gadget with vocals that occasionally slip into Bowie mode, even with a touch of Brian Ferry in there, Masters Of The Radio prove that you can write Minimal Synth tunes and still have a catchy chorus.