The Pretenders have released the 3rd single off the forthcoming Hate For Sale album, due out on July 17. The single You Can’t Hurt A Fool follows up the more rocking tracks Hate For Sale and The Buzz. Chrissie Hynde sounds as good as ever on this mellow and sad track
New Order has announced that ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes will be streamed on Friday at 19:30 BST as part of the Manchester International Festival (MIF). MIF is a series of free live streams, discussions and archive recordings.
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.…
Last week, Belly frontwoman Tanya Donelly announced her intentions to release a brand new cover song each Sunday. The songs will be selected from the fans and all proceeds will go to two charities. The first, Project Bread, helps to provide food for children and families impacted by school shutdowns and lost income. The second charity will be a different Boston area musician/engineer each week who is struggling in these times.
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)
United We Stream is hosting a Hacienda house party this weekend featuring Hacienda all stars such as Todd Terry, Graeme Park, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), K-Klass and more. Additionally, there will be a live Q&A session with New Order’s Peter Hook
Gorillaz have launched a series called Song Machine which is a series of singles and music videos that will be released throughout 2020. It will contain 13 episodes to be released spontaneously throughout the year. The latest episode #3 features Peter Hook and Georgia.
The Italians Do It Better band Desire have released a brand new single and video called Desire. This follows their cover of Bizarre Love Triangle earlier this year. Many fans got to see Desire for the first time as they toured with Chromatics last year.
In a statement today, Duran Duran’s John Taylor announced that he tested positive for the Corona virus 3 weeks ago and is recovering
This weeks compilation features some of my favorite new releases in the realm of Indie Pop and Indietronica music. In these times, we need music that is a little more fun and upbeat and poppy to put a little giddy-up in our step
Curt Smith and his daughter Diva have given Tears For Fears fans a quarantine reprieve. They have teamed up to deliver an at home performance of the Tears For Fears classic Mad World.