The humble classic Gameboy. Even though it hasn't been available to buy in your local Argos for over 10 years, its bleepy-bloopy charm is still the backbone of a generation of chiptune artists. Locally, it has been TeamRKT that have been winning us over with their quirky mix of handheld-generated beats and guitar riffs.
On the other side of the Irish Sea, that role falls to Fulhäst (Swedish for ugly horse), the London based moniker of Nik, who was formerly a member of cult indie-poppers Ace Bushy Striptease. With a new E.P forthcoming, he's made the first single to be taken from it, "What Do You See?", available as a free download. The song combines 8-bit electronics with power chords and sardonic lyrics to great effect.
The second E.P from Fulhäst, "Broken", will be released on July 29th.
(Update 9th July: I have been informed that Nik has never been a member of Ace Bushy Striptease, but was in fact a member of Moustache of Insanity. Apologies for any confusion caused).