Thursday, October 29, 2009

Freur- 'Get Us Out of Here' Reissue

Freur's second album "Get Us Out Of Here" has been reissued on CD for the fist time. It's coupled with the band's much loved debut album "Doot Doot" together on one CD. 'Doot Doot' was alreday issued in France and Germany in 2000. The CD features the full original track-listings of both albums including versions of the band's six single releases. The CD booklet features a biography, an extensive UK discography and features all the single sleeves from the time of the original release.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Paul Haig- Relive

Paul Haig, the former front man of the Scottisch group Josef K. will release another solo album this year on November 16, 2009. It's his third album in the recent years which has been released on Rhythm Of Life Records. The album is already available at CD Universe and Amazon. Check out the official site for the album preview.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

OMD and Simple Minds to perform Kraftwerk's Neon Lights‏

Simple Minds and OMD will appear on stage together for the very first time when they perform Kraftwerk's "Neon Lights" on their forthcoming UK tour which kicks off at the Newcastle Metro Arena on 30th November.
The news follows OMD's recent appearance in the BBC 4 television documentary 'Synth Britannia' that chronicled the rise of electronic and industrial pop music in the mid 70s and early 80s. "Neon Lights," originally released on Kraftwerk's 1978 album "The Man Machine," will be performed together by OMD and Simple Minds during Simple Minds' set on every date of their UK tour. Both bands have previously performed Neon Lights in their own right.

Peter Godwin is Nuevo

Peter Godwin has returned to the music scene with a new band. He teamed up with Johnson Somerset to form Nuevo. Somerset who worked with artists like Simple Minds, Duran Duran and Bryan Ferry has co-produced the record, while Godwin provided the vocals for the songs. Their debut album is entitled “Sunset Rise” and it is available on the

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Siobhan Fahey is back with Shakespears Sister

Shakespears Sister will return with a new album in November. After the split in 1993, Siobhan Fahey carried on as Fahey by herself using the Shakesperas Sister moniker. This is her first official release after 1996, when she released one single only using the name Shakespears Sister. The new album is entitled 'Songs From The Red Room' and will be released on 'Palare' label. Check out here official Myspacepage for possible new songs from the album.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

WAW: The Mary Onettes- Islands

The second album by the Swedish indie pop group is about to be released on November 4, 2009. The album is entitled 'Islands' and will be available worldwide. Earlier this year they released the 'Dare' EP with three tracks. The first single from the album "Puzzles" was released on September 30, 2009. Watch the video for it!

The Mary Onettes 'Puzzles' from Labrador Records on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spandau Ballet- Once More

As already confirmed in March, Spandau Ballet have reformed for another album release and tour this year. "Once More" is their first single in 20 years which has been released on October 19, 2009. The single is followed by the homonymus album which mainly contains cover versions of old Spandau Ballet songs. The band are offering fans the chance to download a new version of old song 'Only When You Leave' from their official website,, from October 25.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Comsat Angels- New Gigs

The Comsat Angles who have inspired some great bands including Interpol, White Lies and Editors will perform three gigs in October 2009. The gigs are presented by The Gig Cartel and will include Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Instant Hit: Romeo Void- "Girl in Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)"

"Girl in Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)" was a minor hit for the American group Romeo Void in 1984. Earlier, in 1982 they had their biggest hit with the song "Never Say Never". Both singles were recorded for Columbia Records. "Girl in Trouble" appeared on the album 'Instincts' which was released in 1984. The song was written by D. Iyall and P. Woods and it was produced by David Kahne.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editors- 'In This Light and On This Evening'

The British group Editors have released their third studio album entitled 'In This Light and On This Evening'. Both, the album and the single "Papillon" have been released on Ocotber 12, 2009. As the band says, the new material will have a more raw and anthemic sound compared to their previous work and they also added that the heavily synthesised and industrial feel of the album had evolved in a recording session that took place in 2008, before they settled on Flood as a producer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Synth Britannia on BBC Four

The BBC has announced that it will be airing Synth Britannia, a documentary "exploring the impact of electronic music on popular culture in Britain," as part of its autumn/winter schedule.
Set to be shown on digital channel BBC Four the programme will trace synthpop's invention back to Gary Numan's 1979 appearance on Top Of The Pops before going on to explain how this new genre formed the soundtrack to the '80s.
Contributors will include some of the scene's heaviest hitters: Philip Oakey, Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Bernard Sumner, Gary Numan and Neil Tennant...


Monday, October 5, 2009

Air- Love 2

Air have released a first album on their recording facility Atlas Studio. 'Love 2' is the name of their sixth album which was already released in Japan in September. The album was streamed worldwide for an interactive "listening party"on September 28, 2009, starting at 12:00 CET for exactly 24 hours. Track names were not shown, but the album was played in order. The first single from the album "Sing Sang Sung" was released in August and the official album release date for Europe is October 5, 2009.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bad Lieutenant - Never Cry Another Tear!

The long awaited debut album by Bernard Sumner's latest formation Bad Lieutenant has been released around the world October 5, 2009.During recording sessions Blur bassist Alex James and ex-New Order drummer Stephen Morris worked with the band on some of the tracks.The lead single "Sink or Swim" was released on September 28, 2009 and it was available for download through their official page.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Who is this 80's star?

The answer is Andrew Ridgley. Now and then!

Torch Song

Torch Song was a British synthpop and dance band of the early 80’s. The band consisted of William Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert. They released two albums and several singles during the 80’s. In the 90’s they teamed up with Rico Conning to record their last one in 1997.

Torch Song as a trio were already writing and recording since 1981. In 1983, they were launched by IRS Records and they released their first single "Prepare to Energize”. Their debut single was a surprise hit which was played in nightclubs and discos. It also appeared in the Tom Hanks movie ‘Bachelor Party’. Their debut album ‘Wish Thing’ was released a year later in 1984. The singles “Don’t Look Now” and “Tattered Dress” followed. There were also rumours that Torch Song would eventually produce next Sting album.

In 1985, William Orbit co-produced Sting’s song "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", Torch Song released their third single “Ode To Billy Ray” which was followed by their second album ‘Ecstasy’ in 1986. In the same year Orbit continued remixing and producing music for other artists including his first famous remixes on the chart-topping singles by Belinda Circle “In the Sand” & “Mad About You” The Torch songs released two more songs this year including the “White Night” which appeared on the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre III’ soundtrack.
After the release of the compilation album ‘Exhibit A’, Torch Song disbanded in 1987. William Orbit retained contract with I.R.S. records and launched his solo career. He released two albums and few singles and continued remixing and working with Erasure, the Human League, Gary Numan and Jimmy Sommerville.

Torch Song were reformed in 1995 and joined by Rico Conning for the third album release which was entitled "Toward The Unknown Region". Orbit’s career was radically put in the public eye with the production of a long-awaited Madonna album "Ray of Light" in 1997. Today William Orbit still does the remixing as well as producing his own music. The female vocalist Laurie Mayer released her first solo album in 2006 entitled 'Black Lining' which was co-producd by Rico Conning.