Synth-pop

Synth Pop was one of the most distinctive subgenres of new wave. In the early ’80s, a number of bands primarily British and heavily influenced Roxy Music and David Bowie adapted the electronic innovations of bands like Kraftwerk for pop songs. Initially, in the hands of artists like Gary Numan, The Human League and Depeche Mode, the sound was eerie, sterile, and vaguely menacing, since the electronics droned on relentlessly without any change in inflections. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: The Birthday Massacre

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