GIMME5 is the opportunity to discover 5 worthy tracks in one post. Here is a selection of 80s-inspired synth-indie pop music that will probably make it to your iTunes libraries! In the roaster today: Anna Lidman, Piano Club, Bestman, Graveyard Club and Young Summer. Five tracks to listen to if you like Kate Bush, The Pet Shop Boys, Bat For Lashes, Phoenix and Depeche Mode!
Anna Lidman is not a newbie in the business. She has been working for Queen for many years and with some international songwriters such as Dan Brown from Massive Attack, Karin Park, Macho Psycho, Joy and Linnea Deb. With “Jacob”, a taste of her solo-EP “Between Hello And Goodbye”, Lidman delivers an 80s-inspired pop anthem, with an infectious chorus where snares are dramatically marking the beat!
Energy, stamina, and confidence! Belgian electropoprockexperimental project Piano Club are competing with Metronomy and Phoenix with their pop tune “Comets”. The band, that is active since 2007, is definitely giving a knowing wink to the music of the past decades while bringing a wave of freshness and modernity! A bouncy and atomic track tailored for the festival crowds!
If you like the Madonna of the 80s (“Where’s the party?”), you will dig Bestman‘s last track for sure! “Worry” is a retro-pop hit that crowns the synths as kings and queens! Brian Clouthier started BESTMAN in 2014 as a solo project and was joined later by Greg Gaffud, Jay Spiwak and recently Adam Bonich. Together, they are going to release their debut EP “Big Sky” on August 5.
Maybe “Diamond City” is the other name of Suburbia? Anyway… The Pet Shop Boys can peacefully retire! Minneapolis band Graveyard Club shares a track directly inspired from the universe of Tennant and Lowe! The track is uplifting and catchy: a perfect track to enjoy the summer!
Young Summer‘s “Alright” is a song about an unrequited love, but it is also an infectious pop track that you will probably sing after your holidays. We all know this is the perfect season to fall in love, and often, the heart speaks before the head! Forget the reason and embrace the passion! “Alright” is taken from a summer EP which follows up the release of the LP “Siren”.