Forever Synth - the live radio show and podcast that's right at the beating heart of the synthwave scene. Bringing you news, exclusive plays and interviews whilst showcasing the latest neon soaked goodness from around the globe. If you want a song played on our show, please submit it via our form on the website www.foreversynth.com (strict synthwave-only policy)
Your hosts are Joe Ward and Rob Dyson. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @foreversynth for a lot more!
Forever Synth is brought to you live every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm GMT on DAB Riverside Radio in London UK. You can tune in at http://www.riversideradio.com/ also as well as by using the TuneIn Radio app!
We're also syndicated to:
Neo Radio (New Zealand)
Modsnap Radio (San Antonio, Texas)
SLE (Manchester, UK)
The Global Voice (London, UK)
KB Canada Radio (London, Ontario)
PsychoHead (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Episode 121 - The one with Polyphonic Underground, & Josh Dally
Episode 121, and after a long 14 months seperated by Covid regulations, the boys were back together - reunited in one studio! And to celebrate there isn't one but two interviews on the show; first the guys speak to the new international synthwave collective Polyphonic Underground, and then have a good old silly chinwag with old pal Josh Dally. Don't say we don't (occasionally) spoil you on Forever Synth!
Bags of music too from the likes of exandroid, Max Cruise and The Motion Epic, Thorisson and Sharlee, Runaway Droid, Mike Templar, A Days Wait, Glowline, Mac Callister, Moonrunner83, The Night Hour, and Timecop1983. If you don't like this episode, do you even synthwave, fam?
Episode 120 - The one with Palm Lakes
Episode 120, and the guys chat to the lovely chaps of Palm Lakes - a British brother duo, Ian and Tim Hardwick, who reside in South Taiwan no less! Palm Lakes have had a string of strong, nostalgic, melodic synthwave tracks and are signed to UK's TW1 Records. So the question on our intrepid hosts' lips was when can we expect the album? All that and more are answered in the interview, which spans Taiwan living to growing up in a musical household, and why they have found their home in synthwave.
The Hardwick bros spin some of their favourite tracks, and we also hear brand new music from the likes of Betamaxx, Mitch Murder, Turbo Knight & WEVPON & Dimi Kaye, Super Drift, Mayah Camara & Michael Kross, goldcobra, Fortis Flight, The Subtheory, Orkla Drive, neon radiation, Dylan Beight and Starlight83. Enjoy!
Episode 119 - The one with ElecTrish from Static Realms
Episode 119, and the guys (well Joe) is broadcasting from the brand new Radio Riverside studio...so expect gremlins ;) Joining the fellas this week is the brilliant, and glamorous ElecTrish - presenter of the genre-bending Static Realms twitch channel. Chat spans the benefits of combining visual media with the music of synthwave, what it takes to be a dedicated cosplayer, and taking the Static Realms project into a live environment when this all blows over...
ElecTrish picks top tracks to play from Elevate the Sky and Oceanside 85, Sight Telma Club feat. LAU, Spaceman 1981 feat. Alexandra Esakova, and Robert Parker feat. Doubleboy.
Music also this week from Daytona Dreaming, SeYSMIC, Your Friend Esteves, Dreamchaser, M.K. Khan featuring Skinny Local, SHINE, and Ends 84 & Kabelle. You're gonna love this one!
Episode 118 - The one with Callum Crumlish, music & movie journalist
Episode 118, and the guys invite national entertainment journalist (from the UK's Daily Express) Callum Crumlish along for the ride. This episode veers into movies, soundtracks, entertainment journalism, podcasting, and how Callum got to bring his passion for synthwave into his professional life. He picks some top tracks to spin too, from Duett, and Mitch Murder. The boys also have an exclusive play from ᴘₒʟʏɢʟᵒᴛ.
Music also features from The Affirmation, Cyberwalker, BLIXX 86, From Apes To Angels, Lind, Synthestellar, Miles Matrix, Darfoulds, and a cracking opener from Syst3m Glitch feat. Van Derand. We hope you enjoy.
Episode 117 - The one with Phaserland
Episode 117, and the guys chat to auteur and synthwave forefather (whether he likes it or not!) Phaserland! The interview covers a lot of ground from Phaserland's formative musical years, to what he thinks of modern synthwave, why collabs can be fun, to catching covid (!), and some exclusive info on the upcoming Summer-release album. We spin some of his personal favourites, and play some of the Phaserland back catalogue.
We also air a world wide exclusive ('sclusive 'sclusive) from New Arcades, and the brand new track from L'Avenue. Music also from Super Drift, Shadowrunner & Primo, Omegagon, Lazermortis, Runaway Droid, Daniel Hugh, Simulakrum Lab, and Lines of Flight. You are gonna dig this one.
Episode 116 - The one with Dana Jean Phoenix
Episode 116, and the guys are joined by Toronto funky synthpop legend, Dana Jean Phoenix! And they can barely contain their excitement! Dana spins some of her favourite tracks, and talks about the one year anniversary of 'Megawave' with Powernerd, returning to the live scene post Covid, musical improv and acting, and some exciting new collabs...She brings feel good funk to proceedings for sure!
The guys also play a world wide exclusive from Jordan F, as well as new music from Strike Eagle, Neilio, Daniel Hugh, Kosmo Kooper, Your Friend Esteves, Corp 86 Ft. Verónica Sardaña, The Tilt, Saturno 5, Zenith Volt, Serge Tannhäuser and Xyzzy. This is a killer episode that you won't want to miss!