Some of my favourite artists aren’t on Spotify – here’s who:
- VNV Nation – Futurepop pioneers VNV Nation have released many great albums over the past ten years or so, and their live show is particularly powerful.
- The Toy Dolls – England’s finest comedy punk band, the Toy Dolls have about a dozen albums on Captain Oi! records.
- Kelley Polar – Released my joint-favourite album of 2008 on Environ Records. Kelley Polar is a genius multi-talented musician who (fortunately for me) likes to make electronic music.
- Chromatics – America’s Chromatics (along with Glass Candy) are leading the way with the new-disco sound. Releases via Italians Do It Better.
Since writing this post, many of my missing favourites have been added:
- Vibrasphere – Sweden’s finest progressive and chilled trance act, with several albums on Digital Structures/Tribal Vision/Cloud 99 Music – now on Spotify!
- KMFDM – Recently released their 16th studio album, KMFDM are on America’s finest industrial label, Metropolis Records. – now on Spotify!
- Shpongle – The majestic Shpongle, masters of chilled psychedelica, are Twisted Records most successful act – now on Spotify!
- Antix – Superiour progressive trance from New Zealand, via Denmark’s Iboga Records, home to Ace Ventura, Perfect Stranger, and a whole host of other excellent trance acts. – Now on Spotify!