Treatment – Solitary

Brooklyn’s 80’s sophistipop/dreampop project Treatment announce “Solitary” as the first single to the album “Pond Life” which will be coming out October 18th on Joe …

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Hats and Hollow Bodies: rough Sophistipop gems

Upon running the great Sophistipop Lounge on FB with DJ Calle Falksten I often bump into some rare gems, stuff that I relatively unheard or …

Gardens of Capri – Let Go

Gardens of Capri were founded in last year by Amy Elizabeth Jarrett (originally from California) and her German partner Julian Scharpf, who describe their sound …

Gary Daly – Gone From Here

“…a big factor is we are very much back to being indie. In the past, our records would have been made with a huge amount …

The Pearl Fishers – Love and Other Hopeless Things

“Music is love, kiss a musician !” – Marina Records – 1993 – 2019 Sometimes it happens. A record shows up that you just wanna …

The Loch Ness Mouse II

In April 2017 we introduced The Loch Ness Mouse on this blog with an overdue review of their self-titled album: after getting an email in …

Marigold – Addicted

Ever since we featured the Candy Opera re-release it’s been a bit quiet on the sophistipop front here on Fadeawayradiate. It’s not that nothing is …

Softer Still – Turtle Bay video/single

Softer Still are fam to Fadeawayradiate by now! Grant Williams, his girlfriend Ellie O’Shea and chums had quite a few features on here and also …

The Maria’s – Cariño

“Cariño” is the latest single/video of the LA based The Marias’ forthcoming second EP, Superclean Volume II, which will be out in out in September …

Candy Opera – Sophistipop Gem Unearthed

At the start of the year somebody posted a track of Candy Opera in the Sophistipop Lounge, which went almost completely unnoticed but not entirely. I picked it …

I Remember That!: 12 Sophistipop tunes quoted out of context…

Somewhere in May I sent a nice little cover of Oh Patti by Scritti Politti to a friend who said: “So… a Scritti-tribute album curated …

Softer Still – Visions of You EP

Softer Still – Visions of You EP  July 28th 2017 Club Fandango   Softer Still‘s second EP “Visions Of You’” was released on 28th July. …

China Crisis – Saint Saviour Square: the elusive video….

In 1989, the China Crisis single “Saint Saviour Square” was released on Virgin Records from the album “Diary of a Hollow Horse”: their 5th studio …

Geyster – With All Due Respect

Geyster seems to have been around for ages, since “With All Due Respect” is his 7th album to date, so yes, the respect is due.  …

The Loch Ness Mouse S/T

I am always really happy to hear something vaguely resembling one of my favourite bands of all time, in this case Prefab Sprout. But, the …

Tenant from Zero: single, EP and interview

I think every Sophistipop lover would be over the moon to hear a combination of Prefab Sprout and The Aluminum Group with the vocals of …

The Holiday Crowd Album

The Holiday Crowd Album Label: Shelflife Records Release date: January 13, 2017 If ever there’s music that I consider to be timeless and will never bore …

Germans – Live in Amsterdam Bitterzoet 28-01-2017

Germans supporting The Radio Dept.- Amsterdam -28-01-2017 Set list: 1. Dead Bird 2. Hideaway (new track) 3. Cruel 4. Delusions (new track) 5. Anne + …

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries review and interview Release date October 14 Lolipop Records One thing is certain: the Depreciation Guild played a huge part in …

China Crisis: the Joy and the Spark Reignited

Live review, interview with Gary Daly, and review of “Autumn in the Neighbourhood “ As much as I enjoy listening to old 80’s bands sometimes and …

Sophistipop Then and Now…

According to wiki, the term: “Sophisti-pop was a subgenre of pop music that emerged during the mid-1980s in the UK. It incorporates elements of jazz, …