GUNSHIP’s retro synth music is deeply rooted in geek nostalgia

A couple of years ago, UK-based electronica band GUNSHIP released their debut, self-titled album, along with a meta video for its lead single, “Tech Noir”, which expressed its love for the 1980s and era of VHS blockbuster videos. The band just announced its sophomore album, Dark All Day, and it retains that same sense of nostalgia that’s fueled stories like Ready Player One and Stranger Things.

The band has been busy lately. Last year, it released a song on a companion EP for a documentary about 1980s retro synth, The Rise of the Synths, called “Vale of Shadows,” which the band described as its tribute to Netflix’s Stranger Things. Earlier this spring, the band released a single called “Art3mis & Parzival,” their interpretation of…

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