80’s icons Alphaville have announced their first re-release of their defining album “Forever Young”. This remastered box set will be released on March 15 and features all available content from the production of the album 35 years ago.
The husband/wife Kennniff duo, otherwise known as Mint Julep, have release a cover of Talk Talk’s It’s My Life to pay homage to the late Mark Hollis, who passed away earlier this week due to illness. The cover is a beautifully arranged synth down tempo version that stays true to the sound of the original song, while offering enough differences to endear it to listeners.
New Order announce YouTube video series Transmissions telling the story of Movement; Movement Definitive Edition boxset to follow
New Order is joining the wave of bands using streaming media to come up with new ways to deliver content to their fans. The band has announced a YouTube series called Transmissions which will chronicle the transition of Joy Division to New Order, resulting in the story of New Orders first album Movement.
The website Exclaim has published a list of releases that have been leaked in advance of the official Record Store day announcements. While this list isn’t confirmed, there are some interesting names out there. This will give you a guide of what to look out for on April 13.
Morrissey release single and video of Roy Orbison cover, It’s Over; announce details of California Son album
Today Morrissey release a brand new single calls It’s Over. The single is a cover of a 1964 Roy Orbison song, and it will appear on a forthcoming album called California Sun. California Sun will be an album of all covers featuring covers of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and more
We are devastated to hear the news that Mark Hollis, the talented singer of the legendary 80’s band Talk Talk, has reportedly passed away. While known for the iconic hit It’s My Life, Talk Talk had a number of beautifully arranged songs with thoughtful lyrics.
Welsh rockers The Alarm will be reissuing their signature album Strength under the name “Strength 1985-1986”. The remastered album will be released on March 15. If you pre-order the album via The Alarm website, you will qualify for an exclusive free bonus CD titled “The Alarm – A Story Of Strength”. This bonus material includes some exclusive tracks as well as narration by Mike Peters.
Following up from his groudbreaking album, Call The Comet, The Smiths guitar ace Johnny Marr has released a new single and video called Armatopia. This single is released just days after Marr announced a series of North American tour dates.
Britpop icons Stereophonics have release a new single to hold us over until they finish recording their new album. The track Chaos From The Top Down tells a story from a perspective of a 15 year old boy who has been shot, and is left laying in the road to reflect on his life as he is dying. The lyrics are based on a true story that happened outside of the home of lead singer, Kelly Jones. The song forces us to see troubled youth as more than just a victim. But rather, children who had ambition, hopes and dreams…just like everyone else.
The Cure has announced four concert dates in Australia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary album, Disintegration. They will be playing at the Sydney Opera House on May 24-25, 27-28. This is considered to be the “world premier” of the 30th anniversary shows, leading us to believe that they be doing more of…
The 2019 Lost 80’s line up has been announced and it lives up to it’s name. This years line up consists mostly of one hit wonder 80’s bands, coupled with a few 3-4 hit wonders. Among the artists on this years tour are Boy’s Don’t Cry, A Flock Of Seagulls, Farrington + Mann (original members of When In Rome), Trans-X, Missing Persons, Animotion, The Motels, Christopher Anton (Information Society), Dramarama, The Flirts and Wang Chung.
Last year, I had the privilege of attending an Actors concert in Detroit and that was my introduction to their talented keyboard player, Shannon Hemmett. I was thrilled to find out that she was working with Actors front man Jason Corbett on new solo material recorded under the name LEATHERS. Today we are treated with…