The prolific dreampop band Chandeen has just released their 10th studio album Mercury Retrograde.The album has an astronomy theme, influenced in part with Harald Löwy Julia Beyer’s fascination with the topic. This album uses several angelic vocalists this time around, keeping with the theme of rotating vocalists that has been prevalent since the bands debut in 1990.
This is the Strangeways Radio countdown of our top 20 songs released in February 2020 spanning a variety of alternative genres, presented by DJ Mikey
On this day in history (February 28, 1986), the soundtrack to the motion picture Pretty In Pink was released. This is generally considered to be one of the greatest soundtracks of all times. Like most John Hughes movies, the soundtrack consisted primarily of brand new new wave music.
Due to high demand, New Order and Pet Shop Boys have added a second date for their LA stop on the Unity tour.
The Week In Review – 2020 Week 9 featuring New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, Tears For Fears + more
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the Pet Shop Boys and New Order Unity concert plus concert news from The Cure, Bauhaus, Kraftwerk and Clan Of Xymox. The passing of David Roback is discussed along with album anniversaries from Tori Amos and Tears…
On this day in history (February 28, 1983), U2 released their 3rd studio album War featuring the singles New Year’s Day, Two Hearts Beat As One and Sunday Bloody Sunday. This is the album that U2 began it streak of politically motivated songs.
On this day in history (February 25, 1985), Tears For Fears released their second studio album Songs From The Big Chair featuring the singles Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Head Over Heels, Mothers Talk and I Believe.
On this day in history (February 25, 1992), Tori Amos released her debut solo album Little Earthquakes. The album was released one month earlier in the UK. Little Earthquakes features the singles Crucify, China, Silent All These Years, Winter and Me And A Gun.
New Order and Pet Shop Boys have announced a joint North American tour appropriately called The Unity Tour. The tour spans 11 city in the fall of 2020.
In celebration of the anniversary of Songs From The Big Chair, this weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of Tears For Fears. This playlist contains over 30 songs of listening from the iconic new wave band who are still touring and occasionally putting out new singles.
Trip hop icon Tricky returns with the announcement of his new 20,20 EP on his False Idols record label. The EP is due out on March 6. The single, Lonely Dancer, from the EP was just released this week and features the Berlin based vocalist Anika. Lonely Dancer has a super-chill vibe with a Beth Orton style vocal from Anika.
IST IST is the latest post punk band to hail from Manchester and based on what we have heard so far, this band is going to be a post-punk mainstay in our collections. The debut album, Architecture, is due out on May 1. In advance of the album, the band has released 3 singles – Wolves, You’re Mine and Black.