My 5 favorite synthpop groups

devision1I love synthpop. My iPod has over 2,000 songs as of last count. I love the process of discovering new music. I have to wade through a lot of stuff that just doesn’t tickle my ears, but when I do find something notable, it’s very exciting. Here are five of my¬†favorite synthpop acts, who have been in heavy rotation on my iPod Touch lately:

  • De/vision – Does German synthpop get any better than this?
  • Foretaste – An obscure French group that has put out two remarkable CDs
  • Mesh – We Collide is their best CD yet. I can’t wait for what’s next!
  • Rupesh Cartel – This group from Sweden features great vocals and incredible synth instrumentation. They have¬†a unique but very engaging style!
  • Marsheaux – These two s from Greece are a little more on the poppy side, but display an amazing knack for writing songs that stick in your brain and play over and over. Great stuff!


  1. Brendon Thomas - June 12, 2011 5:43 am

    I’m a huge fan of the eighties synth sound and I’m quite over the moon to discover so many modern day acts in this genre. There is still hope!

  2. Cosmic Armchair - November 29, 2011 8:04 am

    Thanks for sharing – very useful because we’ve liked De/Vision, Mesh and Marsheaux for some time but didn’t know about the others. How about Parallox? Also how can we send you a copy of our new synthpop EP?

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