The post punk / dark wave band Astari Nite has just released a new single off their forthcoming album “Here Lies”. The album will be out this winter, but we get our first taste with the track “Dearly Beloved”. While compared to artists like Drab Majesty and even The Cure, this track reminds me of a darker version of The Psychedelic Furs.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of Duran Duran plus a few bonus tracks from Arcadia for added measure. It includes over 60 songs including singles, album tracks and b-sides.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the new concert film from The Cure titled Anniversary 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park. The anniversary concert clocked in at about 2.5 hours and it featured selections from the bands rich catalog
Tomorrow, post punk darlings Drab Majesty will release their much anticipated new album called Modern Mirror. To hold you over one more day, the band has released a new video for the fourth single off the album. Titled ‘Out Of Sequence’, the track features familiar Drab Majesty hooks but manages to offer a bit of a different style from prior singles.
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.
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.
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.