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DEFSYNTH radio 21st Jan 2019


Featuring and EXCLUSIVE first play of a new Syd.31 track never played anywhere before.


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DEFSYNTH Radio – 14th Jan 2019


Monday’s broadcast repaired and recreated as best as possible for your enjoyment.

Featuring the delights of 

Angelica Lee
Betapsi Project
Das Fluff
Dead Blood Cells
Jan Doyle Band
Kylie Minogue
Negative Response
Slow Glass
Vague Notion

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DEFSYNTH radio 7th Jan 2019

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Slow Glass
Dead Blood Cells
Gross Net
Jan Doyle Band
Low Sea

But also wonderful and on the show:

Arthur and Martha
Factory Acts
Gertrud Stein Band
Paragon Cause
Samuel Music

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Madmoizel Tour Anglais part 2 – Sheffield, Leeds, London, Bristol

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MADMOIZEL – After our successful mini tour with her in 2018 we couldn’t resist having her back from France with that driving avant-garde coldwave/minimalwave/dance style of hers. Every night a powerful commanding performance that is simply breathtaking. Every audience that experienced the show was stunned. We are utterly delighted to present her this new tour to you covering 3 locations we didn’t cover last time – Leeds, London and Bristol. Select location for your advance ticket purchase below:


NOTE: Tickets are in the form of your paypal payment and all names will be on a list on the door. 



Playing with Madmoizel on all dates:

Jan Doyle Band – DEF’s in house band in effect and the only UK band on the line up, the leading purveyors of INSURRECTIONARY NEO FUTURISM – where electronics, punk, goth and glam all meet in a stunning spectacular energetic live performance. Utterly indescribable and totally unmissable.

Other acts playing:

Sheffield (Royal Standard, £5 on the door) 6th March:
Flavolous – who played our Tramlines event last year has always impressed us with his almost indefinable mix of experimental dubstep glitch industrial rap. It sounds bizarre and it is but the delightful off kilter rhythms and break in such move the body in exciting and unusual ways. A wonderful innovator.

Leeds (Santiago Bar, £5 on the door) 7th March:
Leifert – Anyone who saw our Manchester show last year with Madmoizel or our two december dates (leeds/london) would have experienced the cool coldwave tribal synth that is Leifert. Again excitingly pushing the boundaries with unique compositions and huge style on stage. Everyone who has seen them has been hugely impressed so we’re delighted to have them with us again.

13X – Transgender musician, poet, artist and photographer. Creates loud noizes, glitchez, nonsense and beats. Sounds exciting? Of course it is! We were really impressed with their wonderful music at a gig in Leeds some time ago organised by Goth city and have been looking for an opportunity to have them back.

London (£5 advance £10 door):

Dame Area – If you like the idea of a Spanish Coil, Franco Battiato, Gary Numan, Throbbing Gristle, Joy Division, Suicide, Can or Grauzone with female vocals then you are utterly in luck as this is exactly what you’ll be getting. Yet again a powerful slightly disturbing female presence fronts this band with a slightly more punky tinge to their electronics.

Blackwaxsolution is our DJ for the night famed and in demand for skilled turntable work throughout London and not without significant online notability. Returning to his origins with a bit of post punk/goth/industrial/new wave/electronica dj work here. This is a DJ you won’t forget.

Show starts at 8pm and DJing continues to 3am.

Bristol (£7.00 advance £10 door):

Caffeine Kill – Heavy industrial machine rock, powerfully performed. Caffeine Kill have made a stir up and down the country with their oftne brutal sound. A mixture of Ministry, Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails the sound is harsh but never forgets to include a sense of humanity and melody. – Dark synthpop. Beautiful female vocals combine with intricately composed synthy sounds. Utterly danceable and absurdly catchy without being sugar sweet.

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DEFSYNTH Radio Series 4 – 15th October 2018

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Select event below:

(NOTE you do not get a ‘ticket’ as such, your paypal payment confirmation is enough. Your name as it appeared in the payment will be on a list on the door)

Mad Moizel Show Location

Appearing on all dates: JAN DOYLE BAND

In Sheffield on the 2nd November

The Silent Age

Sticky Pearls

In Coventry on the 3rd Nov VIEON

Morocco Dave


In Manchester on the 5th November – Weimar

And Leifert

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DEFSYNTH Vs Halloween, 27th October Stag’s Head Hoxton


Black Light Ascension

Minimal post-punk inspired stripped raw dance tracks and mechanized angst and paranoia. Joy Division, Birthday Party, DAF, Chrome, TG, Wall of Voodoo, Clock DVA with a dash of Front 242…

She Made Me Do It

She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece New Wave Electronica style band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Keyboards with Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars and Keyboards

Jan Doyle Band

Insurrectionary Neo Futurists weaving their flamboyant and spectacular way through goth, industrial, punk, post punk and synthpop with stunning live performances that are never the same twice.

Dead Blood Cells

Dead Blood Cells were formed in very early 2017 in Medway, bringing together a number of influences including Darkwave, Electro-Industrial and more of those tricky Post-Punk genres. Through the first year they had a number of well received outings, and after some line up changes, are refining their sound with a new set. It is a marriage of hauntingly sweet dark vocals with industrial noise and post-punk/Goth guitar

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NEW WAVE OF WAVEFORM RADIO – Synthetic City London 2018 Reloaded Special

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Armada Named Sound Androids In The Mist BOO – Battery Operated Orchestra Billie Eilish Byronic Sex & Exile Black Light AscensionCaroline McLavy Dead Blood Cells Ditsea Yella Hands of industryHemmingway KNOWER Poppy, Robert Marlow The Rude Awakening ft Bridget Gray Samuel Music She Made Me Do It Shiny Darkness Twist Helix U̷̬̠̦̲̘̭̟̦͌͗͝͠X̵̛̳͚̰̲͓͈̩̼̙̜̦̭̾̊̆̈́̃͆̄͐̄̓́̓̉̒

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DEFSYNTH.COM presents NIGHT CLUB Sheffield & London

 NOTE: Your paypal payment confirmation is your ‘ticket’, there’s no need to print anything. All names of purchasers are added to a list and will be on the door.

Sheffield show is now £7 on the door. Advance sales over.

CLICK IMAGE FOR advance £6 LONDON tickets:

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Ticket options

 Defsynth (DEFSYNTH.COM) & AnalogueTrash ( finally come together bringing you a night of exciting live alternative electronic music. Starring the wonderful talents of (And this doesn’t necessarily represent the band running order on the night)


Imagine Giorgio Moroder and David Gilmour battling the Radiophonic Workshop across the streets of Neo Tokyo on Saturday Morning TV, this is the sound of ded.pixel. Blurring the lines between experimental and contemporary electronics and combined with a pulsing backbone of raw echoing guitars.

DP have gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years with amazing support slots for the likes of Covenant and many brilliant festival appearances.


DEF NEON are a band who fuse elements of indie-rock, electro, synthpop and bass music to create a sound that has been described by critics as energetic, intense and unique. The resulting sound has proved popular with live event organisers and club promoters alike, leading to support slots with 65daysofstatic, Death in Vegas, The Orb, Pop Will Eat Itself , The Algorithm and Sonic Boom Six.

They completely explode every event they play with audiences frequently clammering for more.


Self described as “Wonky DIY synth/guitar noisepop made by Sarah, Chris and Ange.” Duck are a decidedly delightful entity combining an almost L7 like sound with elements of a mid 80s punky sensibility.

Using often home made and modified equipment they excite and delight in noise whilst not forgetting about having damn good songs.

Jan Doyle Band

The champions of their own INSURRECTIONARY NEO FUTURIST movement, JDB fuse many genres of from industrial through synthpop, punk and goth. An androgynously flamboyant and spectacular engaging stage presence that is unique among the live scene today.

With ever changing set lists you can be guaranteed of something of a surprise every time from this ever unpredictable duo.

St Lucifer
Manchester-based Industrial/Anti-Pop/Noise four-piece suggest late poet Dorothy Parker could have been seeing into the future and thinking of them when she wrote:
“Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acids stain you and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful – you might as well live.”

They are known for commanding and somewhat anarchic live punky influenced performances. Or perhaps it’s best summed up with the following:


Following these acts we will have a fabulous DJ night from Anointed

Making a huge impact in the Manchester club scene with two fabulous packed events already. They represent an alt.queer celebration, playing a deliciously dark selection of leftfield pop, indie, alternative and electronic music designed for dancing. It’s a fusing of many different styles with no boundaries. Because good music shouldn’t be kept apart.


Blaqk Audio, Alice Glass, The Birthday Massacre, Goldfrapp, ionnalee, Ladytron, The Knife, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Fever Ray, Electric Youth, iamamiwhoami, New Order, IAMX, Mr Kitty, Light Asylum, Röyksopp, Duran Duran, Peaches, Kite, Grimes, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pet Shop Boys, Client, Purity Ring, Henric de la Cour, TR/ST, M83, Prayers, Death of Lovers, Night Club, The Horrors, Lana Del Rey, Ashbury Heights, HEALTH, Kauf, Empathy Test, Ghost, Garbage, She Past Away, Aesthetic Perfection, Susanne Sundfør, Trentemøller, Selofan, Grace Jones, William Control, Gary Numan, Air, Adam Lambert, Lebanon Hanover, The Black Queen, Covenant, Pictureplane, Assemblage 23, Austra, Fischerspooner, David Bowie, Cold Cave, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Chromatics, Pastel Ghost, She Wants Revenge, Eurythmics, The Cure, Torul, The Sisters of Mercy, Desperate Journalist, Drab Majesty, Placebo, VNV Nation, Zola Jesus, Vivien Glass, Angelspit, Boy Harsher

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