– Synthpop recording artist Synthie dB Shock, formed in 2013 by Jo Huber, an Australian songwriter/ singer/recording artist based in Switzerland. She...Read Biography
Synthpop recording artist Synthie dB Shock, formed in 2013 by Jo Huber, an Australian songwriter/ singer/recording artist based in Switzerland. She arranges and writes all the music, lyrics, plays all instruments, tweaks the knobs and sings all the songs herself.
Her music reflects her passion for vintage synths, drum machines and gothic music, which explains the dark undertones in some of her songs. Nuances of The Cure, New Order and early Gary Numan can be heard in her music. Although she puts great effort into maintaining her own signature sound, she does admit to being heavily influenced by Pink Floyd, The Church and The Beatles. Her music is a collection of catchy and non-pretentious contemporary synthpop with the warmth of the analogue age.
The debut E.P., 'Factory Reset', was released in 2013, arousing the interest and support of music lovers, online music magazines, blog reviewers, indie musicians and internet radio in the U.K., Australia and U.S.A.. The title track was featured on the 'Bluetown Electronica' compilation album.
Synthie dB Shock has also composed the theme music for the 'Synthtopia' internet radio show, wrote an instrumental piece for a fan and has collaborated with Real Life / Alien Skin keyboardist George Pappas, singing backing vocals on his song, 'Tomorrow’s Dead'. A long break allowed Jo time to experiment with new sounds, new instruments and a lot of new songwriting. The new single, 'Window To Life', was released in January 2019 and has already received internet radio airplay around the globe.