As first reported by NME, Peter Hook announced during his Joy Division Orchestrated concert at Royal Albert Hall that he will be reuniting Monaco with singer David Potts. Of course, the two have never been too far apart as Potts has been touring with Peter Hook And The Light over the years.
New Order singer Bernard Sumner has received the Integro Outstanding Achievement award at the 2019 O2 Silver Clefs awards. This award was granted to him for his aid in the music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins. Blondie, Patti Smith and Robert Plant have received this award in years past. He was presented the award by The Chemical Brothers.
Morrissey has released a new video for the track Some Say I Got Devil off of his album of covers, California Son. The track was originally recorded by Melanie in 1971.
The Smiths bass player Andy Rourke has teamed up with KAV from Happy Mondays to form the new super-group Blitz Vega. The first single Hey Christo has an Oasis Shakermaker-like garage rock sound to it.
Stephen Morris, the drummer form Joy Division and New Order, has rewritten the editor’s notes for the remastered version of Unknown Pleasures on Apple Music. He gives a track by track recollection of the recording of each song.
ast night was the 4th annual Release Athens festival in Athens, Greece. The festival featured performances from Iggy Pop, New Order, James, Johnny Marr, Morcheeba, Hooverphonic, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and more. During Johnny Marr’s performance, he invited Bernard Sumner on stage to join him for a reunion of their classic Electronic song Get The Message.
A new project called Humanist is in the work which features the music of Rob Marshall. The record will feature the vocals of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, in addition to Mark Gardener from Ride, Mark Lanegan from Queens Of The Stone Age and Screaming Trees and more.
20 years ago, Vancouver electronic act Delerium struck gold when then collaborated with Sarah McLachlan for the track Silence, which became one of the biggest and most recognizable dance songs in the world. In honor of the anniversary, the band enlisted remix artist Youngr to create the anniversary remix of the song.
Uknown Pleasures ReImagined is a new project where 10 acclaimed directors will create brand new music videos for every track off of Unknown Pleasures. This is in celebration of the albums 40th anniversary.
On July 19, Lloyd Cole will release his 15th studio album called Guesswork. The first single is Violins and it has a surprising resemblance to OMD.
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.