Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wire- Red Barked Tree

Wire will release a new album entitled 'Red Barked Tree' on January 10, 2010 in the UK and January 11 in the USA with digital version available from 20th December. One track from the album "Two Minutes" is already available as a free download from this website's listen page.
During the first 4 months of 2011 the band will also be on tour playing in 16 countries on 3 continents kicking off with an album launch at The Rough Trade East Store and finishing at a location in North America. Stay tuned for more info or check out

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lost Videos: Bill Nelson- Do You Dream In Colour?


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yello- The Anthology

Yello have released a re-mastered premium set 'Yello-The Anthology' which contains "The Singles Collection 1980-2010" and 2 CDs 'The Anthology'. Dieter Meier and Boris Blank selected their personal favorites and added 4 exclusive new songs: "Vicious Games" featuring Heidi Happy, "Dialectical Kid", "Liquid Lies 2010" and "Tears Run Dry" featuring Malia. A DVD with 23 visionary Yello videos and a 48 page booklet with rare photographs and personal commentary by Yello are included. 
Check out Yello official for more info.

Instant Hit: Taxi Girl- Cherchez Le Garçon

"Cherchez Le Garçon" was the second single for the French group Taxi Girl which was released in 1980 on the Pathé EMI label. The song combines the energy of the early post punk as well as melodic synth pop soundscapes. The year 1980 also saw the release of their debut album and EP with the same name.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The New Face of Hooverphonic

The Belgian group Hooverphonic has recorded a new album entitled 'The Night Before' which will be released on November 26, 2010. The video for the first single to be taken from the album showcased fourteen possible singers of which one would replace Geike Arnaert who announced that she would leave the band in October 2008. The 22 year old Noémie Wolfs proved to be the real successor of Geike Arnaert and you will enjoy her voice in the fresh new sound of Hooverphonic.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gang Of Four- 13 Date Tour To Support 'Content' Release

Gang of Four have announced the release date of the long awaited album 'Content' which is due out on Janunary 25, 2011. This will be their first studio album in 15 years which will be released through 'Yep Roc Records'. Its release will be supported by with a 13 date North American headlining tour in early-to-mid February opening its trek on February 4 in Toronto.

Gang of Four tour dates:
Feb. 4: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON Feb. 5: Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA Feb. 7: Paradise, Boston, MA Feb. 8: Webster Hall, New York, NY Feb. 9: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. Feb. 11: Metro, Chicago, IL Feb. 12: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN Feb. 15: Venue, Vancouver, BC Feb. 16: Showbox @ the Market, Seattle, WA Feb. 17: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR Feb. 19: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA Feb. 20: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA Feb. 21: Music Box, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The All New Duran Duran Coming Soon!

Duran Duran will release their 13th album, the Mark Ronson-produced 'All You Need Is Now,' digitally this December and in stores in February 2011. Nick Rhodes told 'Spinner', that he's incredibly proud of the new material that this will be the best record they recorded in over two decades. He also added that every track will be supported by a video and that they will go on tour tour next year. 
More info from the original source.

Chrisma (Krisma)

Krisma (formerly Chrisma) is an Italian group which was formed in 1976 by Maurizio Arcieri and his wife Christina Moser. The group started out as electronic disco outfit in the late 70’s and continued to be the leading group of the Italian New wave, successfully releasing several singles and albums during the 80’s decade.

In the same year as the group was formed in 1976, the couple moved from Milan to London to record "U" and "Amore" with the producer Nico Papathanassiou and his brother Vangelis. Their collaboration with Papathanassiou and Vangelis continued through 1977/78. During this time, the duo released the debut album 'Chinese Restaurant' and their the single "Lola" entered the Top 10.

In 1979 Chrisma released their second album 'Hibernation' which brought them international breakthrough. Subsequently the duo moved to London and was firmly established in the London music scene. They caused  a scandal with the single "Aurora B" because the promotional video for the single showed Christina and Maurizio in simulate sexual acts as well as a suicide in a subway station. In 1980 the band officially changed its name from "Chrisma" to Krisma. Their third album, 'Cathode Mamma' featured Hans Zimmer on synthesizer. The single "Many Kisses" was a big hit in Europe. Around this time Krisma developed the first mini sequencer, known as "Krismino". Krisma left Polygram for CGD in 1981.

The year1982 saw the release of the experimental "Clandestine Anticipation" album. The album dealed with water in all of its forms (liquid, ice, vapor, fog, snow and rain) and was supported by a series of videos filmed in tropical locations. The clips were first shown on Carlo Massarini's Mister Fantasy program.
Krisma released another album with the lead single "Nothing To Do With The Dog" before moving to New York City in 1986. They directed three videos for MTV, and soon after they began to work for France 2. In Italy they often appeared on the program "Be Bop a Lula" hosted by Red Ronnie for Italia Uno. The single "Nothing To Do With the Dog" and "Iceberg" were released during this time. In 1988 "Non Ho Denaro" was released. It was their last album to be released on vinyl, and today, it is one of the most obscure Krisma records.

During the 1990s Krisma's first records were remastered. They continued to do freelance work for the Italian state broadcasting company Rai Tre, and they were credited for crafting the special effects on the Marco Ferreri film Nitrato d'Argento. Maurizio and Christina also designed several video-art installations and worked as consultants for Benetton's Centro Ricerca Comunicazione. On July 22, 1998 the couple launched Krisma TV, which was broadcast through the Skyplex satellite service to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. In June 2000 the band opened their website, Maurizio made a comeback attempt with "Re-Birth," a solo project. The CD single Kara was released in 2001 in both Italian and English versions. Their first two albums 'Hibernation' and 'Chinese Restaurant' were reissued this year by 'Medical Records LLC'.

The reissue is sold out, but the second pressing will be out early January (black 180gm vinyl this time - limited edition of 500 each)


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Monday, November 8, 2010

Paul Haig- Trip Out The Rider EP

Paul Haig has released a new EP which is available as a digital download through his record label ROLinc. The EP is called 'Trip out The Rider' and contains three tracks and it is out from November 1, 2010. You can preview the songs online.

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Next Wave: The Diogenes Club

The Diogenes Club is a synth pop group from Wales. The group consists of Matt Williams and Paul Giles who met in Cardiff for the first time and decided to make music together. Matt plays the instruments while Paul writes lyrics and sings. Their music is melodic synth pop with elements of deep house. In the recent years, they have released several EPs including the most recent one entitled 'Versailles' which is available through their online store on Facebook.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

30 Years with Marc Almond

As part of his 30th Anniversary Tour, Marc Almond will perform at the Royal Hall on  November 30, 2010. This tour of 24 UK dates celebrates his 30 years in music, and Marc will be singing only hits and singles, and with the support of a nine-piece band including baby grand piano. The tour also coincides with the release of his Best of album 'My Best Bits & A-Sides'. Tickets will be available through the Villa Marina Box Office from Saturday 27 March 2010.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

We Heart: Mirrors- Into The Heart

Waiting for The Night People

The Human League have updated their brand new official site with the sound sample from the new Human League track "Night People" which is going to be released soon. The countdown clock is currently 17 days away from the release. Enjoy Phil's sample in the meanwhile!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Dears return with Omega Dog

The Dears have announced the release date of their new album entitled 'Degeneration Street'. The album is due to be released on February 15, 2011. The first single from the album "Omega Dog" is available via the Dears digital store.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Duran Duran- The Chauffeur

This video for The Chauffeur is the only one on the album in which the band do not appear at all. It was filmed around Notting Hill during the autumn of 1982, while the band was away on tour.A moody, elegant black-and-white piece inspired by the fetishistic imagery of Helmut Newton which features two mysterious, hauntingly beautiful women who are seen ritualistically dressing themselves in elaborate lingerie before traveling separately through the dark streets and tunnels of London to meet in a vacant underground car park for an exotic lesbian encounter.


The Melody of Robert Smith

Crystal Castles have teamed up with Robert Smith to record a song which is rumored to be their next single. The song is a track on their second album which was remixed and given a new life with Robert Smith's vocals. "Not In Love" is actually a cover of 80's New wave band Platinum Blonde.  

The Flying Lizards Reissue

Two two key albums by the Flying Lizards will be reissued during November on Cherry Red Records. Founded in 1978 by avant-garde composer and producer David Cunningham as an experimental pop band, The Flying Lizards rode the crest of the New Wave peaking with the international hit single Money. Both, the self titled debut album and 'Fourth Wall' will also feature bonus tracks. Check out the full track listing here.