On this day in history (April 14, 1983), David Bowie released his 15th studio album Let’s Dance featuring the singles Let’s Dance, China Girl and Modern Love. This album featured a switch in producer from Tony Visconti to Nile Rodgers. Visconti didn’t work with Bowie again until nearly 20 years later on 2002’s Heathen album.…
Past Forward is a club night that I had to cancel due to the Corona virus. It’s an alternative dance party that features new releases blended with classics in the genres of synth and post punk. Who knows when we will reschedule so instead, I decided to mix together some of the songs that I intended on playing that night. Enjoy these dance songs from the safe comfort of your home and imagine a time when we can all gather again.
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from The Pretenders and Gorillaz with Peter Hook (New Order) and in home performances from House Of Love and Curt Smith (Tears For Fears)
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from Heaven 17 and Michael Stipe. Plus, an in-home performance from Gary Numan and a rare demo from Duran Duran
Last week, REM frontman Michael Stipe sent us an at home message about taking care of ourselves which included a snippet of him singing It’s The End Of The World. This week, he has taken the at home performance to the next level. He has recorded a demo of him singing a new song called No Time For Love Like Now that he wrote with The National’s Aaron Dessner.
On this day in history (March 24, 1986), Pet Shop Boys released their debut album Please featuring the singles West End Girls, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities and Suburbia.
On this day in history (March 22, 2013), Depeche Mode released their 13th studio album Delta Machine featuring the singles Heaven, Soothe My Soul and Should Be Higher. In our opinion, this album was vastly underrated. In additional to the singles, Welcome To My World and Soft Touch/Raw Nerve were standout tracks for us.
On this day in history (March 19, 1990), Depeche Mode released their 7th studio album Violator featuring the singles Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and World In My Eyes. While Depeche Mode was already becoming a household name prior to this, Violator catapulted the band into international stardom
Watch a message from REM’s Michael Stipe about dealing with the Corona virus. He compliments his message with a few versus of It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, which has re-entered the charts due to it’s newfound relevance.
On this St Patrick’s Day, U2 frontman Bono has performed a song via Livestream .The song is believed to be called Let Your Love Be Known. We hope this starts a trend of artists contributing personal and intimate performances during this time of social distancing.
On May 1, The Pretenders will release a new studio album titled Hate For Sale. Today, they have released the first single off the album titled The Buzz, featuring the always wonderful vocals of Chrissie Hynde sounding as amazing as ever. The Pretenders have a summer tour planned with Journey. There has been no word…
In celebration of the anniversary of Black Celebration, this weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of Depeche Mode. This playlist contains over 150 songs of listening from the iconic band who is still very active today. Additionally, you can vote for your favorite Depeche Mode album!