This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Dreampop, which contains a little trip hop and shoegaze elements to it as well . This features the return of Dido, Thievery Corporation and Bat For Lashes. Plus, music from Hatchie’s debut album which is quickly becoming a Strangeways favorite.
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.
Illustrator Butcher Billy has treated us with his rendition of DC and Marvel comic book covers featuring some of our favorite post punk icons. He has returned with a new collection that feature our heroes on Archie comic book covers. This includes a much anticipated battle between Morrissey and Robert Smith!
On August 16, Ride will release their next studio album This Is Not A Safe Place. The first single from the album was Future Love which featured the classic Ride shoegaze sound that we have become familiar with. The new single is called Repetition and it has quite a different vibe to it. It’s more of a banger that kind of feels like if Underworld wrote a song for Jesus And Mary Chain.
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.
Kelli Ali first found her way to our hearts as the original singer from the band Sneaker Pimps. Classics like Six Underground and Spin Spin Sugar were staples of the trip hop scene in the late 90’s. She has since released a few solo albums, with the 2013 release Band Of Angels being her last…
It has been years since Strangeways Radio stopped broadcasting as a radio show and converted into a blog format. Our reader remind us that they miss the variety of programming that the station offered. By tuning in you would find a nice mix if new releases and classics covering the genres of brit pop, shoegaze,…
New Order has announced that they will perform a residency at the Fillmore Miami Beach in 2020. Called “Four At The Fillmore”, there will accordingly be four shows from January 14 – 18 and tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10am EST.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Modern Rock. This one has a few more heavy hitters than normal, including tracks from Metric, Johnny Marr, Stereophonics and White Lies.
This article highlights some of the new music that was released the week ending June 21, 2019