This weeks show features sets containing brand new releases in the genres of synthpop, dark wave, indie pop and electronica. We have the exciting new releases from Chvrches plus The Chemical Brothers featuring Beck. We have plenty of other new releases and classics mixed in as well.
It’s becoming quite popular to cover Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without A Face” these days, and I’m quite OK with that. The Irish duo Electro Sensitive Behavior have given this track the synthpop treatment. While it sounds true to the original recording, the additional synths combined with a Lou Reed meets Peter Murphy vocal make this cover a keeper.
This is Volume 2 in the mix series of songs that sound like they would be included in a modern day John Hughes Soundtrack. I used a few different approaches in picking songs. Some of these songs might perfectly fit in one of his 80s masterpieces while others are guess how the sounds that he covets might have evolved over the years.
Now that Strangeways Radio is no longer a streaming radio station, Halcyon Waves will carry on as a podcast. This is the first official podcast episode of the show featuring new releases from Bang Gang, Mint Julep, Hurts, Daybehavior, Hibou, Digits, City Calm Down and more. Plus, classics from Suede, The Church, Chromatics and more!