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.

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Jupe Jupe delivers 80’s throwback song, complete with sax – How Can We Both Be In Love

The Seattle based synth band Jupe Jupe just released a new single that will take you right back to the glory days of the 80s. Mix a swanky video, the synth sounds of Depeche Mode or Camouflage and an INXS style saxophone and you get this – How Can We Both Be In Love. This track is off the forthcoming Nightfall EP, scheduled to be released on February 28.

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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

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