Thursday, February 28, 2008

Joy Division Documentary

According to NME.com, the release of the Joy Division documentary has been announced. It was directed by directed by Grant Gee and it is the great answer to Anton Corbijn's movie "Control" which was released in 2007.

The new documentary examines the band’s story through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audiotapes. There are also interviews with Tony Wilson, the boss of the band's label Factory Records, who died last year. The rest of the band also contribute, as does Annik Honore, the Belgian journalist who Curtis was havingan affair with.

http://www.nme.com/news/joy-division/34685

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

OMD- Dazzle Ships Reissue

Great news for OMD fans. Their album 'Dazzle Ships' album from 1983 is scheduled to be reissued on 3rd March 2008. The new release will feature remastered tracks, bonus tracks and sleeve notes along with new sleeve art which recreates the original 1983 vinyl sleeve.
http://www.omd.uk.com/html/news.html


Twenty Five Years ago:



WAW: Dave Gahan- Saw Something

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Goldfrapp- Seventh Tree

'Seventh Tree' is the fourth studio album by the British electronic duo Goldfrapp. It is scheduled for release by Mute Records on February 25, 2008 in the United Kingdom and the day after in the United States.
Goldfrapp have described the album as a "sensual counterpoint to the glitterball glamour of Supernature", their last studio album from 2005. The album's first single, "A&E", was released on February 11, 2008 and is already in the top 10 of the UK singles charts.




Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Yazoo's Reconnected Tour '08

One of the best English synth pop duos ever Yazoo will reunite for a small tour this summer."The Reconnected Tour" will start on 27, May in Glasgow. Here are the confirmed tour dates.

May 2008
27 May - Denmark, Copenhagen
28 May - Germany, Hamburg
30 May - Germany, Berlin
June 2008
04 June - Scotland, Glasgow
07 June - England, Manchester
12 June - England, Wolverhampton
15 June - England, Brighton
18 June - England, London
19 June - England, London

More Info:
Yazoo Live Official

Yazoo Reconnected 2008

WAW: Smashing Pumkins -Lips Like Sugar

Here is the recent cover of the Echo and The Bunnymen's song "Lips Like Sugar" covered by Smashing Pumpkins and performed in London.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Instant Hit- The Associates- Boys Keep Swinging

"Boys Keep Swinging" was a debut single by the Scottish group the Associates. This song was actually released before the original one by David Bowie and really attracted a good deal of attention back then in 1979. Still today it is one of my all time favorite cover songs.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Next Wave: The Mary Onettes

The Mary Onettes is a Swedish band which was formed in 2000. The band was under influence of some 80’s music groups including Echo & the Bunny Men and the Cure. After some line up and label changes, they were finally settled with the Swedish indie label ‘Labrador’ which really understood them and their music. After releasing few EP’s in the recent years they finally released their self-titled album ‘The Mary Onettes”



www.themaryonettes.net
http://www.myspace.com/themaryonettes

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Martin Dupont

Martin Dupont was French group from Marseilles formed in the early 80’s. The group consisted of Alain Seghir, Brigitte Balian, Beverly Jane Crew. The first single “Your Passion” was released on Turquoise and later LP were released on the Facteurs D'Ambience label, formed by Alain Seghir and Alain Arnaud. Their music style was classified as minimal synth darkwave mixing with both male and female vocals. They released three albums between 1982-1987 and one single, after what they split in 1987. 


Retrovision- Ultravox!- Hiroshima Mon Amour -live-

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Robots In Disguise- We're In The Music Biz

The English electro punk band Robots in Disguise have released their third studio album last week. All tracks on the album 'We're in the Music Biz' were written by Dee Plume and Sue Denim. The album was preceded by the single "Sex Has Made Me Stupid" which was released last year. In the video for this song paper robots have sex.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The B 52's- Funplex

"Funplex "the long-awaited first single from the forthcoming B-52s album, is now available via iTunes!With its propulsive guitar hooks, dance-inducing drums and the B-52s' unmistakable vocal style, "Funplex" is instantly recognizable as prime B-52s, and serves as a perfect introduction to one of the most hotly anticipated album releases this year.
The album 'Funplex' is in stores March 25th on Astralwerks Records.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Instant Hit: Anna Domino- Rhythm

"Rythm" is a great record which was released on 'Les Disques Du Crepuscule' in 1984 by the American singer Anna Domino who came to live in Brussels during the mid 80's. Some of her later songs were produced by Alan Rankine from the Associates.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hot Chip- Made In The Dark

'Made in the Dark' is the third studio album from British electronic indie pop band Hot Chip. Containing thirteen songs, the album is scheduled for on February, 4 2008.
The band have said the album will have a rockier sound than previous records, along with the usual electronic elements. The first single from the album is "Shake a Fist", which was released on 12" vinyl single at the beginning of October 2007.