Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pink Floyd member Richard Wright dies

Some very bad news today, I was sad to learn that Pink Floyds' Richard Wright has died, aged 65.

A founding member and in the early days or the band along with Syd Barrett was seen as the bands dominant forces, he sang and wrote songs. Wright met Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Along with the late Syd Barrett, the four formed Pink Floyd in 1965.

Wright wrote "The Great Gig In The Sky" and "Us And Them" for that album, and later worked on the group's epic compositions such as "Atom Heart Mother," "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

After tensions between him, Waters and Gilmour grew and finally came to a head during the making of "The Wall", Wright was relegated to what amounted to the the position of session musician on the tour of "The Wall". After Waters left the band in 1985, Wright started to record with Mason and Gilmour again on the albums "The Division Bell" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reason"

Wright went on to form the band "Zee" along with Dave Harris of the band "Fashion", and released the album "Identity" that was their only album release. He also released the solo albums "Wet Dream" (1978) and "Broken China" (1996).

In July 2005, Wright, Waters, Mason and Gilmour reunited to perform at the "Live 8" charity concert in London — the first time in 25 years they had been onstage together, Wright also worked on Gilmour's solo projects, including recently playing on the 2006 album "On An Island" and the accompanying world tour.

He was believed to have been battling Cancer, and died at his home.

Richard William Wright (28 July 1943 - 15 September 2008)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

CLIENT Dates and Video

Client has recently made a video for the track "6 in the morning", a link for the video can be found below, they also have a few more dates to play this year :

27 Sep 2008 (20:00) Moxa Mantova - Client B DJ set, Florence, Italy
7 Oct 2008 (23:00) POPTASTIC, Manchester, UK
17 Oct 2008 (20:00) Tenax Florence - Client B DJ, Florence, Italy
9 Nov 2008 (20:00) Underworld w/ Ann clark, London, UK
14 Nov 2008 (20:00) the ghetto - The Cock V Being Boiled + 30 mins live client set 1am, London, UK
7 Dec 2008 (20:00) St Pauli indoor festival, Hamburg, Germany

If you don't already know Client was formed in 2003 and the original line up was as a duo made up of former dubstar vocalist Sarah Blackwood and Kate Holmes formerly of Frazier Chorus and Technique, they were originally signed to Depeche Mode member Andy Fletchers' "Toast Hawaii" label. In 2005 they became a trio bringing on board Emily Mann, while working on their 3rd album, in 2006 they left "Toast Hawaii" and they were signed by Metropolis Records (North America), Noiselab for South America, Out of Line for Europe, Subspace Communications in Scandinavia and their own label Loser Friendly in the UK.. Emily Mann left the band in 2007. More background information can be found :


Video for "6 in the morning"

Friday, September 12, 2008


Having just released a new album "Knowle West Boy" and recently the single "Council Estate", you'll be pleased to know that he has some touring dates for the UK in October, followed by dates in Europe.


"Council Estate" Video


Well if you don't know already, after their official US releases of the albums "KISS AND SWALLOW" and "THE ALTERNATIVE" and the single "SPIT IT OUT", IAMX have just released their 2008 US issue of their second single taken off the album "THE ALTERNATIVE", "PRESIDENT".

It has been released to coincide with their tour in the US. It features "The Alternative" album version, an acoustic version and an IAMX remix, the single also contains a studio jam session video for "President".

Confirmed tour dates are:
Sept 09 Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear's
Sept 10 New York City, NY Blender Theatre at Gramercy
Sept 13 Birmingham, AL EDGEFEST
Sept 15 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Sept 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


If you have ever been curious about the Tribute to Flexipop series, as you know they came about as a tribute to the original Flexipop magazine that was published in the UK during the early eighties, the series has nothing to do with the original magazine.

Well it just so happens I found a blog yesterday, where you can download some of the volumes of the series.

Vol 1 to Vol 10 : A Tribute to Flexi-pop


Vol 11 to Vol 20 : Return of Flexi-pop


It's a great blog, plenty of other good stuff.

You can also find more information about the series and a few of the other compilations here :



and here is a some more background on the original flexipop magazine :




I'm quite a big fan of Curve and everything connected with the band members, Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia, I always thought Curve were very underrated at the time and I think in many ways its only years later that people started to give them the credit they were and are due. Anyway because its nice to get things for free, I have a link where you can get you hands on a free Curve mp3, it may not be new, but its a freebie, the track is called
"Weekend", I have also provided links to some other useful Curve sites and resources.



Everything that Happens

David Byrne and Brian Eno have just finished their second collaboration after a gap of 30 years, their first being "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts".


You can download a free mp3 from the album.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Order Re-releases

Good news for New Order fans, from the 22 September 2008 they are due to release their entire back catalogue, each release will include a bonus disc.

On a related theme, the BBC have made available on their iplayer, a documentary about the Manchester scene, Factory records, the late Tony Wilson (RIP), the Hacienda etc, watch it here

More here

Monday, September 8, 2008

Robots in Disguise

A new discovery for me this one, although the band isn't new.

"Robots in Disguise" is primarily made up of Dee Plume and Sue Denim and has a rolling line up of musicians. Sue Denim provided vocals on Chris Corners' IAMX album "The Alternative" and appeared in the video for "Spit it out", however this was not the first time they had worked together as Chris Corner had earlier produced "Robots in Disguise" first single "Mix Up Words and Sounds" on Splinter, Chris Corner has also produced all their albums to date.

More information can be found here.....

New single from Ladytron

Later this month will see the release of Ladytrons' second single to be taken from their recently released album Velocifero, titled Runaway it will be available as a CD single with radio edits and remixes as well as in 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl versions. The band’s Web site contains a link for a specially priced pre-order of all three formats. Please follow the links for more information.


Ladytrons' Myspace