Don your varsity jacket. Grab your Raybans. Style your hair, slip on your fingerless gloves, and let’s rock! It’s time for Sheffield to shine again.. in magenta neon!
As a plethora of electro-pop and new wave bands emerged from Sheffield in the 80s, new sounds and styles now synonymous with electronic music have been forged. Years on, and Sheffield has continued to make its mark on the wider music scene, notably also playing a part in the rave and techno scene with Warp records and Gatecrasher. As we take the opportunity to celebrate modern synth music, it makes sense that we acknowledge the legacy Sheffield has left behind, and recognise that this has without doubt contributed to our new favourite scene – synthwave. We cant help feeling that synthwave has a home here in Sheffield.