This weeks compilation features some of my favorite new releases in the realm of synthpop and electronic music. Perhaps my favorite on here is from newcomer Boniface who is synth perfection. I’m also a huge fan of the latest release from Soft Cell’s Marc Almond. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a new solo project called JARV…
On this day in history (January 26, 1983), Berlin released their second studio album Pleasure Victim featuring the singles Pleasure Victim, Sex (I’m A), The Metro and Masquerade.
Berlin is currently on tour with OMD and B52’s. Last night, the band performed in Washington DC and they were joined on stage by their good friend Thomas Dolby. Together, they played a surprise performance of Depeche Mode’s Never Let Me Down Again.
Berlin release new single, Show Me Tonight, featuring spoken word vocals from ex-boyfriend Richard Blade
Berlin are about to kick off a summer tour with fellow 80’s artists The B-52’s and OMD. In conjunction with the upcoming tour, the band has released a new single called Show Me Tonight. The song has a funky modern Madonna-like vibe to it.
Terri Nunn and Berlin are back with a brand new single called Transendance, which is also the title track of a forthcoming album due out in August. The band is keeping busy in the meantime as they are out on the road touring with The B-52’s and OMD.
OMD are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a greatest hits tour. They will be joining The B-52’s and Berlin on several dates in addition to a few headlining shows of their own.
Royal Caribbean is offering an all inclusive 80s cruise MC’d by original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. This years attendees feature Bananarama, The B-52’s, Berlin, Scandal, Tony Hadley (from Spandau Ballet), Tony Lewis (from The Outfield) plus Asia, Lita Ford, Midnight Star, The Motels, Big Country, The Jets, Bow Wow Wow, Katrina And The Waves and more.
Richard regales us with stories from the likes of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Berlin and many other 80’s legends about the songs that meant the most to him personally, and the tracks he was quite literally responsible for breaking in America. Through hosting his many Video shows and his radio gigs, Richard became a rock star himself