Writer and photographer Jason Lent has been covering music his entire life. Raised on MTV, he remains convinced that Duran Duran and Thompson Twins will be forever underrated. He has written for Hard Rock Cafe, Drunken Werewolf, and Daily Duranie. Former interview guests include Imagine Dragons, Dandy Warhols, and The Regrettes. In 2010, he toured North America with Cowboy Junkies documenting the experience and was interviewed by the New York Times. He has also played in bands that weren't very good.

The Week In Review – 2020 Week 11 featuring The The, New Order, Depeche Mode and the U2 album poll

Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the major tour cancellations and Record Store Day releases (including The Cure, New Order, Pretenders, Wire and The The). Also, check out the results of the poll for the top 10 U2 albums of all time, as voted by the fans.

The Week In Review – 2020 Week 10 featuring Depeche Mode, Jarvis Cocker and the best 80’s soundtracks

Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the Depeche Mode Violator box set, new music from Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Record store day releases from U2 and David Bowie, tour news from Echo & The Bunnymen and Duran Duran and the latest from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.

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…

The Week In Review – 2020 Week 7 live from Hard Rock featuring Cruel World Festival, Xymox, Depeche Mode + more

Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the Cruel World and W-Festival lineups, tour news from Front 242, reissues from Erasure and a live album from Bryan Ferry. Plus, hear the latest singles from Clan Of Xymox plus newer artists Astari Nite and Shopping.

Shopping – All Or Nothing record review

While everything that Shopping does well sounds better than ever on All or Nothing, the band’s sense of exploration really surfaces on the second side of the record. The intensity of “Lies” sounds more foreboding than anything they have done before while Rachel Aggs’ guitar starts to add some effects to the normally clean, prickly notes. Aggs and Andrew Milk continue to weave vocal lines through each other as Gang of Four once did but the intensity of “Expert Advice” cuts like a diamond

The Week In Review – 2020 Week 3 featuring Depeche Mode, Humanist, Ministry, House Of Love, Boomtown Rats

Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps what’s this years Hall Of Fame inductees including Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails, along with his views on the Kraftwerk omission. Plus, reviews of the latest singles from Humanist w/ Dave Gahan and The Boomtown Rats. Concert news from Ministry and The House Of Love is covered. And finally, he looks back at the anniversaries of classic albums from The Sundays and David Bowie and leaves us with a track from an up and coming band – Moaning