On September 6, Bat For Lashes will release their 5th studio album titled “Lost Girls”. The first single, “Kids In The Dark”, was released today. The single is a beautifully sung ballad showcasing the talents of singer Natasha Khan.
Song Of The Year candidate : The Way You Look At Me by The Blue Herons with Krissy Vanderwoude and Marty Willson-Piper
The lyrics of this song start of as “You make me happy”, which exactly describes my first experience listening to his song. The song I’m talking about is the latest release from The Blue Herons called The Way You Look At Me.
Swedish synthpop artist, Azure Blue, have released a new single Event Horizon. If I were going to introduce someone to modern synthpop, I very well might start with this song
On July 4th, a Richard Lowenstein film chronicling the life of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence will be released. The traiiler for the film dropped today. Take a look.
The much anticipated 30th Anniversary Disintegration tour made it’s start with a 4 day run at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The show was a treat for all hard core fans of The Cure. Not only did they get to hear Disintegration in it’s entirety, but The Cure surprised the crowd with an encore of b-sides and rarities, playing all of the b-sides from the Disintegration era.
Bitter Sweet Gesture : Rolling Stones grant full publishing rights to Bitter Sweet Symphony to The Verve
One of the marquee songs from The Verve (and of the Brit Pop era in general), Bitter Sweet Symphony, is a song with legal controversy. It was determined that the song was based on the Rolling Stones song The Last Time. The Verve had originally received permission to sample the song but were sued by the Rolling Stones manager claiming that they used more of the song than was agreed upon.
The Dublin band INHALER has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Fronted by Bono’s son Eli Hewson, the band has just released a slobberknocker of a new single called My Honest Face. Noel Gallagher has described the band as a mix between Echo And The Bunnymen with old U2, which seems appropriate given their lineage.
Today, Drab Majesty has released the second single Long Division. This time, they have taken their sound to the next level. While picking their best song might be like asking you to choose between cookies and cake, if forced to choose…Long Division might very well be the answer
Terri Nunn and Berlin are back with a brand new single called Transendance, which is also the title track of a forthcoming album due out in August. The band is keeping busy in the meantime as they are out on the road touring with The B-52’s and OMD.
After over 25 years, Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit, otherwise known as Shakespears Sister, have reunited to release the single All The Queens Horses. The band formed in 1988 after Siobhan Fahey left Bananarama.
On June 21, The Ocean Blue will release their first new album in six years called Kings And Queens / Knaves and Thieves. The first single is called Kings And Queens and the video debuted yesterday.
The Seattle band Alpha Six Romeo has just released their second studio album called The Cut Of Her Jib. While these lads reside in the US, they have a style reminiscent of many 80s Brit favorites including Echo & The Bunnymen and Flesh For Lulu.