A photography exhibit titled “To Morrissey, With Love” opens today at the Elham Art Gallery in the city of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.
On this day in history (December 6, 1983), The Cure released a singles album Japenese Whispers that featured Let’s Go To Bed, The Walk and The Lovecats plus the B-sides of those singles.
On this day in history (December 5, 1994), The Stone Roses released their second and final studio album Second Coming featuring the singles Love Spreads, Ten Storey Love Song and Begging You
When Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark returned in 2010 with History of Modern, the band reignited a career that has remained strangely under appreciated by mainstream fans of 80s synth-pop. The band’s balance of art and commerce has occasionally danced too far in one direction (Dazzle Ships) or the other (Crush) but the albums that strike the right balance, such as 1981’s Architecture & Morality, are essential to the genre. Their last two albums, English Electric (2013) and The Punishment of Luxury (2017), are stunning works of pop from the packaging to the songs. In fact, they might be the band’s two strongest albums from start to finish. And then there is 1991’s Sugar Tax. Somewhat lost between their imperial phase of 80s hit singles and their glorious return, Sugar Tax has faded from memory.
The former Sneaker Pimps leading lady, Kelli Ali, has released a new single called Sadistic.
Alanis Morissette is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill with a world tour featuring a great lineup of Garbage and Liz Phair.
The Cure have announced a limited edition Seventeen Seconds 2020 calendar to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark record
Every year, Matthew Lineham amazes us with his new wave Christmas ornaments. This year, he has released a branch new batch featuring Sisters Of Mercy, New Order, Freddy Mercury, Tears For Fears, Johnny Marr, The Police, The Eurythmics and more.
Just as we were finalizing our year end Best Of playlists, the Chicago synth band EchoDroides released a new EP called In Shadows that is causing us to rearrange our top 25. In Shadows is a 5 song EP that packs a strong synth punch. There sound lies somewhere in between the melodic vocals of Depeche Mode and the dark full sound of Gary Numan.
According to several Morrissey fan sites, the artist is scheduled to release his next album of original material called I Am Not A Dog On A Chain in March 2020
On this day in history (November 27, 1981), Soft Cell released their debut studio album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret featuring the singles Tainted Love, Bedsitter and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.
The Toronto synthwave band, Honey Beard, have just released a brand new EP called Whispers Of Light that has blown our socks off.