Echo & The Bunnymen have announced a UK tour for May 2021 that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band
On this day in history (June 16, 1986), The Smiths released their 3rd studio album The Queen Is Dead featuring the singles The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Bigmouth Strikes Again and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features news on concert cancellations and rescheduled dates, new singles from Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Bob Mould and Wang Chug plus an Under The Radar selection from Algiers
Back To The Basement is an online virtual concert that will be performed to benefit doctors, nurses and first responded who are in the front lines of battling COVID-19. The event will feature never before seen live performances from the living rooms of 80s bands Wang Chung, A Flock Of Seagulls, Cutting Crew, Naked Eyes, NU Shooz, The Escape Club, Animotion, The Vapors, Farrington & Mann + more
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features a cool performance from Billy Bragg, a brand new extended video from Depeche Mode and excerpts from a Record Store Day Peel Sessions recording from New Order. Plus, brand new music from The Vapors. That’s right, the folks who brought you Turning Japanese.
Erasure have released the first single off their forthcoming album titled The Neon. The single is titled Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling) and it has a disco-soul vibe to it.
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from Tanya Donelly and Wire, a performance from a Depeche Mode cover band that will knock your socks off, Kraftwerk, music books to read during Quarantine and the results of our poll of the best songs on The Cure’s Disintegration
On this day in history (May 4, 1982), The Cure released their 4th studio album Pornography featuring the single The Hanging Garden. This album was preceded by the non-album single Charlotte Sometimes. Following the release of Pornography, bassist Simon Gallup left the band and band took on a more radio-friendly new wave sound.
On this day in history (May 2, 1989), The Cure released their 8th studio album Disintegration featuring the singles Lullaby, Fascination Street, Lovesong and Pictures Of You.
The lineup for the 2021 80’s Cruise has been announced and it features Human League, Berlin, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, ABC, Modern English, A Flock Of Seagulls and more.
Today marks the anniversary of the release of OMD’s 5th studio album Junk Culture that featured the singles Locomotion, Talking Loud And Clear, Tesla Girls and Never Turn Away.
OMD has announced an online event featuring never before seen footage of last year’s Hammersmith Apollo show. The footage will air at 8pm (UK time) on YouTube on May 9. Fans will be able to interact with each other during the broadcast in the chat room.