Monday, April 24, 2017

The Orginal Bananarama Line up Reunites for a Tour.

Amazing news from the house of Bananarama! Siobhan Fahey will join the other two founding members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward after almost thirty years for a fifteen days tour in the UK. Although their reunion seemed very unlikely to happen, the ladies proved they still got the pop, the beat and the power for a 10's round. Who knows what else this great reunion might result in, new recording material perhaps. Let's hope for it! Until then, grab your tickets. 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Saint Etienne announce new Album for June

Saint Etienne are back with a brand new studio album 'Home Countries'. This is their first release since their "World and Music' from 2012. The new album was produced by Young Gun Silver Fox’s Shawn Lee along with other collaborators. It will feature 19 tracks with "Heather" being the lead track and it will be released in June on Heavenly.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Next Wave: Fader

Neil Arthur from Blancmange has teamed up with Benge of Wrangler and John and The Maths fame to create music as Fader. Together, they have put several songs resulting in the their first album entitled 'First Light'. As it is announced, the album will be "a twist of electronic Songs with haunting atmospheres". The songs were recorded and mixed at Benge's MemeTune Studios while Arthur recorded his own vocals in his home studio. The album will contain 11 studio tracks and it will be out on June 23rd.
   

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WAW: Arca- Reverie

A Venezuelan electronic producer better known for his stage name Arca is back with a brand new studio album and his first release on XL Recordings. His eponymous third album will include 13 tracks out of which four have already been released as singles including the "Reverie". The video for the single was directed by Jesse Kanda.


Sparks Announce New Album and Tour

Sparks are back with a brand new studio album. Appearing on BBC Six Music, Ron and Russel said that the new album will be entitled 'Hippopotamus' and it will be released in September. A video for the title track has also been announced and you can watch it below. The band has also announced the first run of European Tour starting in August.




Fiat Lux Reveal "Secrets" 2017

We have stumbled upon some really great news for the Fiat Lux fans. This year, one of their trademark singles and the first song that got us into them has been rerecorded and reissued as "Secrets 2017". The song was originally released in 1984 when the band also planned to release their only album "Hired History" which was shelved back then and whose rights still lies in the hands of Polydor records. 
David and Steve, the the two remaining members (Ian Nelson who sadly passed away in 2006) did an interview with Electricity Club, in February this year which gives some exclusive information about the band itself, about the lost album and much more. More info here.




 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Instant Hit: Die Form - Slow Love

Die Form released "Slow Love" in 1986 as a single on the French Label Attitude. As most of their music it was some fine electro synth-pop in the veil of darkness. The song was backed with "The Beast" and "Metaphase" both performed by Cécile Ke. The song was later included on the 'Poupée Mécanique' reissue from 1990.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alphaville to Release 'Strange Attractor' in April

Alphaville are back with a brand new studio album! Their eight studio album is called 'Strange Attractor' and it is the first release in seven years. The album includes 13 new tracks including "Heartbreak City" which is the possible first single. 'Strange Attractor' is expected to be released through Polydor on April 7th.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Modern English Release 'Take me to the Trees'

Modern English is back with a new studio album in more than seven years. The album is entitled ‘Take me to the Trees’ was funded via Pledge with an originally planned March 2016 release. A year later, they have officially announced its release. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Martyn Young from Colourbox and MARRS, who also adds additional keyboards. It has been released on February 24th and it is available on Paper/Cardboard Sleeve.


Retrovision: Fire Inc- Tonight’s What it Means to be Young

Introduced as ‘A Rock & Roll Fable’, Street of Fire was released and became hit in 1984. The film is a mix of musical, action, neo-noir, drama, and comedy, with elements of retro-1950s and 1980s. It also provide a brilliant Soundtrack from which today we remember “Tonight’s What it Means To be Young” originally sang by Ellen Aim and in the movie performed by Diane Lane.