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The ShortListen: Ronika (no. 359)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Ronika

What’s the story? The Eighties continues to be the decade that just won't die and, in addition to being a constant source for inspiration for contemporary artists such as Shura, it's been given a further shot in the arm with the soundtrack of Netflix sensation Stranger Things. All of which set the scene perfectly for the return of Nottingham synthpopper Ronika, whose 2014 self-produced, self-released debut Selectadisc was a gem of a record. This new track continues in the same vein, with a huge synthy bassline, squelchy synths all over the place and a Madonna-style vocal, with classic summer pop lyrics thrown in for good measure. It's not all retro though, the stop-start dynamics call to mind AlunaGeorge's recent efforts. More soon please.

For fans of: Shura, AlunaGeorge

In three words: Squelchy Eighties Pop

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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