Welcome to the debut episode of Nocturne News. Hosts Nyq and Cass bring you a weekly show featuring the latest music in news in the Dark Wave and Goth music scene.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed Tiger Bay album, Saint Etienne is releasing a limited edition box set on May 17th.
On June 21, Prince’s estate will released an album of previously unreleased material called Originals. This album includes recordings taken from his historic vault and consists of songs that he originally penned for the likes of The Time, Apollonia 6, Vanity 6, Shiela E, Martika and more.
Film School traditionally takes a lot of time between release. No longer. Less than a year after their last album, Bright To Death, they have already created a new single called Go (But Not Too Far). For those unfamiliar, this sounds like a gazier version of Interpol.
The results are in and How Soon Is Now from The Smiths has defeated New Order’s 1963 in the final game. While people don’t typically think of the song as a B-side, it was in fact featured as such before making it’s first album appearance.
Ride has release a new single called Future Love that will appear on the bands forthcoming album This Is Not A Safe Place. The new record is due out on August 16 and pre-orders are available now. The single features shimmery guitars that you might come to expect from Ride and leaves us anticipating what the new album has in store for us.
New Order will be hitting the road in Europe this August. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday April 26th at 10am CET. Below are the announced cities that they will be playing. Hopefully, they will be visiting a city near you.
This October, Prince’s book titled The Beautiful Ones will be released featuring never before seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the memoir he began writing prior to his death.
This is the final game in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There were a few surprises on the way here. Depeche Mode’s Sea Of Sin was a favorite to make the Final Four. Additionally, The Cure had the most songs represented in the tournament yet none of them made the final. The tournament is also not without controversy. How Soon Is Now is generally considered to be an album track. However, before it appeared on Hatful Of Hollow and Meat Is Murder, it was a B-side to the single William It Was Really Nothing.
Howard Jones has released the second single off of his upcoming album Transform, due out on May 10th. This follows the first track Beating Mr Neg, released last month. This song has a classic Howard Jones 80s sound to it with a bit of a funk edge to it.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of The Cure; over100 songs spanning from Three Imaginary Boys to 4:13 Dream. The playlist also includes some of Robert Smith’s collaborations with Junior Jack, Crystal Castles, Junkie XL, The Glove and more
Duran Duran has posted a few treats for us this weekend. First off, the band posted an official live video for Is There Something I Should Know, taken from the famous As The Lights Go Down concert series that were filmed during the Arena tour in 1984. The vinyl version of As The Lights Go Down was a much sought after commodity this record store day.