Friday, February 27, 2009

Les Rhythmes Digitales




You may be asking youself, "I'm sure I recognise the voice", well its none other than Nik Kershaw, a cracking little track and an interesting video :)






You may notice that the teddy bear in the first video watches parts of the second video, another cracking track, wish he would release more material.


http://www.astralwerks.com/lrd/


NEWS: Jean Michel Jarre - In-doors World Tour

May this year sees Jean Michel Jarre kick off his IN DOORS World Tour, starting with dates in the UK and Europe.

Dates can be found here.

(I already have my tickets, I went to his last show in the MEN Arena (then known as the NYNEX Arena) in Manchester, a fantastic show!!)


http://www.jeanmicheljarre.com/

Thursday, February 26, 2009

DOWNLOAD : British Sea Power

If you were to visit British Sea Powers' website and in the thirst for more knowledge about what the band is up to, were to sign up to their mailing list - as well as being kept up to date on everything about the band, you will find you will receive a free mp3 download - an acoustic version of the track "Close The Door"

You can sign up here.



http://www.britishseapower.co.uk/

NEW RELEASE: The Mission - Live and Last

The Mission will release their album "Live and Last" a special edition collectors set, spanning 2 discs and comprising of live material recorded at The Sheperds Bush Empire, London in March 2008, a handful of tracks from a live show in Koln – Germany that was played on the 24th February, and on the second disc an interview with Janice Long and Wayne Hussey.

It is due to be released from 2nd March 2009


Order here.


http://www.themissionuk.com/

GEMS OF THE PAST: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Thomas Dolby


NEWS: Beck Japanese Tour Dates

Beck will be playing a couple of dates in Japan including a show with Yura Yura Teikoku on 26th March.

Other dates are below and can also be found on the website.

March 18th - Sendai - Zepp Sendai
March 19th - Nagoya - Zepp Nagoya
March 22nd - Osaka - Zepp Osaka
March 24th - Tokyo - NHK Hall
March 25th - Tokyo - NHK Hall
March 26th - Tokyo - Zepp with Yura Yura Teikoku


http://www.modernguilt.com/
http://www.beck.com/

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NEWS: Black Hearted Love Premier

If you want to be the first to hear the new single "Black Hearted Love" taken from the forthcoming album from PJ Harvey and John Parish, tune into Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 on Monday 2nd March, the show is aired 7PM to 9PM GMT more details about Zane's show can be found here.

The track will be available for digital download immediately after airing on www.pjharvey.net and www.johnparish.com, then from all usual outlets the following day.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NEW RELEASE: Byrne and Eno - New album now available on vinyl

David Byrne and Brian Eno's latest album "Everything That Happens" is now available as a limited edition gatefold on 180g vinyl.

Get it here.


http://www.everythingthathappens.com/

DOWNLOAD: Erasure

If you sign up for the Erasure newsletter you can grab a free download of "Golden Heart (GRN's Golden Glow Mix)"

Sign up here

NEWS: Pet Shop Boys new album

The Pet Shop Boys next album titled "Yes" will be released 23rd March and following their performance on the Brit awards, their "hits collection" album "Pop-Art" has been re-issued.


Barbara Morgenstern

Monday, February 23, 2009

NEWS: IAMX 3rd studio album

IAMX will be making their 3rd studio album release "Kingdom of Welcome Addiction", the official release date for the album is 19th May, however pre-ordered copies will be shipped on the 6th, you can pre-order here, you can still download the track "Think Of England" taken from the new album if you haven't already done so.


IAMX press release


IAMX has also announced dates for their upcoming tour, the tour starts in March with dates in Europe, a couple od dates in the UK, then onto the US in June before playing more dates in Europe, see the list below (more dates and festivals will be added shortly.


March

1st GAGARIN 205 / Athens, Greece
10th CONRAD SOHM / Dornbirn, Austria
11th WEEKENDER CLUB / Innsbruck, Austria
12th POSTHOF / Linz, Austria
13th GASOMETER / Vienna, Austria
14th KIFF / Aarau, Switzerland
16th MAGNOLIA CLUB / Milan, Italy
17th CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI / Rome, Italy
18th BARRUMBA / Torino, Italy
19th LE GRILLEN / Colmar, France
21th AB BRUSSELS / Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT
27th BELZIK FESTIVAL / Battice, Belgium


April

10th YENI MELEK / Istanbul, Turkey
14th ACADEMY 3 / Manchester, UK
15th STEREO / Glasgow, UK
16th CORPORATION / Sheffield, UK
18th TALKING HEADS / Southampton, UK
19th KOKO (14+) / London, UK
21th ROCKHAL / Luxembourg
22th LE LOCOMOTIVE / Paris, France
25th FESTSAAL KREUZBERG / Berlin, Germany


May

19th LOPPEN / Copenhagen, Denmark
20th JOHN DEE / Oslo, Norway
21th DEBASER / Stockholm, Sweden
22th NOSTURI / Helsinki, Finland


June

2nd T.T THE BEAR'S / Boston, USA
4th BOWERY BALLROOM / New York City, USA
6th SUBTERRANEAN / Chicago, USA
9th SLIM'S / San Francisco, USA
12th EL REY THEATRE / Los Angeles, USA
21th BLACKFIELD FESTIVAL / Gelsenkirchen, Germany


July

17th JAROCIN FESTIVAL / Jarocin, Poland
26th BLACKCAVE FESTIVAL / Waregem, Belgium



Remember to keep updated join the IAMX mailing list.


IAMX official site
IAMX myspace

http://www.61seconds.de/

Global Communication


I first heard this track while watching space night (space night - All-Tag Nachts im Bayrischen Fernsehen) that was broadcast on the German television channel Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the channel was/is broadcast on European satellite.

Enjoy!






Saturday, February 21, 2009

NEWS: Depeche Mode announce US leg of tour

Depeche Mode have announced the US leg of their "Tour of the Universe", please check their official site for dates and venues as and when they are announced.

http://www.depechemode.com/news.html
http://www.depechemode.com/tour.html



The formats for DM's next album "Sounds of the Universe" can be found here.


Depeche Mode Official site

NEWS: Doves Tour dates announced




The Doves will play a handful of gigs during March, before touring in support of their forthcoming album which is out on 6th April.

Dates can be found here


Doves Official site

Kelli Ali



Kelli Dayton aka Kelli Ali (a name she took to honour her father, Michael Ali), if you didn't already know was the once lead singer of the Sneaker Pimps under the name Kelli Dayton, before this she was the singer/songwriter and guitar player in the group "the lumieres", they only released one single "cinder hearts", before joining "the lumieres" she was part of the group "Psycho Drama", as well as a solo career she has also provided vocals for a number of artists.






kelli ali Official site
kelli ali myspace

kelli ali wiki
kelli ali discogs

BLAST FROM THE PAST : CJ Bolland - Sugar is Sweeter





cj bolland Official site
cj bolland myspace


cj bolland wiki
cj bolland discogs


cj bolland is due to release his forthcoming next album at some point this year :)


NEW RELEASE: Client - Can You Feel


The new release Can You Feel by Client is available for download only, and I have included their video below, enjoy.






Oh and if you didn't already know their forthcoming new album "COMMAND" is due for release 6th March :)


Client official site
Client myspace


fc kahuna

Monday, February 16, 2009

NEW RELEASE: Gary Numan DVD


Gary Numans' Replicas Live DVD is officially released today and is available exclusively from townsend records, you can order it
here.


http://www.numan.co.uk/

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sophie & Ives


Sophie & Ives is a duo made up of New Zealand singer, songwriter Sophie Moleta and D.C. Electronic musician, Producer/Remixer Holmes Ives.



DOWNLOAD: Juno Reactor

For a short time there will free downloads at at the Juno Reactor Reverbnation page - here, these downloads are also available below through the embedded player.




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http://www.reactorleak.com/
juno reactor myspace

http://www.reverbnation.com/junoreactor


Friday, February 13, 2009

NEWS: PJ Harvey and John Parish US shows



PJ Harvey and John Parish will be making a whirlwind visit to the US in March ahead of their forthcoming album release. They will perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 21st. Next stop will be an intimate show at LA's El Rey Theatre on Monday March 23rd before heading to New York for a show at The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza on Thursday March 26th. Polly and John will perform songs from their forthcoming album as well as their first collaboration, 1996's Dance Hall At Louse Point. They will be backed by a band that comprises of Eric Drew Feldman, Jean Marc Butty and Giovanni Ferrario.

Tickets for the LA & New York shows go on-sale this Saturday, February 14th. More information can be found here, www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com.


http://www.pjharvey.net
pjharvey myspace

NEWS : Gary Numan Tour dates

Gary Numans' forthcoming Australian Tour kicks off next month, dates and locations can be found here, he will also be playing further shows in the UK and Europe.


NEWS : Camera Obscura - forthcoming album/single

Camera Obscura have announced the release date for their next album "My Maudlin Career", it is penciled in for 20th April (21st April in the US), the albums' release will be proceeded the week before with the release of the first single to be taken off the album "French Navy", both will be released on 4ad.

You can get a taster of the new album in the form of a free download of the title track, all you have to do is sign up for the groups mailing list - here

and a further treat is that they will be playing shows in the UK and US, more information on dates and locations can also be found here and on their myspace pages here.


More information can be found at the following links

http://www.camera-obscura.net
http://4ad.com/news/new-single-album

Camera Obscura myspace

GEMS OF THE PAST: Jane Wiedlin



Thursday, February 12, 2009

NEWS: D'Agostino/Foxx/Jansen

March 23rd will the see the release of "A Secret Life" a collaborated work by John Foxx, Steve Jansen and Steve D'Agostino, that almost found itself forgotten until D'Agostino took it upon himself to complete the work.

More information can be found at the following links


www.metamatic.com
www.thequietman.co.uk
www.stevejansen.com
www.myspace.com/foxxmetamatic

Pre-order the album here


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kate Havnevik


A recent discovery of mine, and a good one at that, below is a youtube clip of the track "Kaleidoscope", however there is no video due the childish way that the big music labels have been disabling embedding (but that is a whole other topic), anyway see what you think, I have also provided the usual links to the official websites and myspace pages etc.




http://www.katehavnevik.com/

kate havnevik myspace
kate havnevik wiki




Babble





Babble for those who don't know is, or rather was the group that was formed out of the ashes of the Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie teamed up with engineer/programmer and musician Keith Fernley and Babble was born.

They were active between 1993 and 1996, and released two albums, although a third was planned, it never happened.


More information can be found here


Babble discogs

My favourite track by them is "Sun" and is well worth a listen.

btw information on Tom Baileys current project "International Observer" can be found on International Observer myspace

International Observer discogs


Saturday, February 7, 2009

NEWS: More Ultravox Dates Announced

Two more dates have been added to Ultravox's "Return To Eden" reunion tour.
They are Saturday 2nd May - Dublin Olympia and Sunday 3rd May - Belfast Waterfront.

source: www.ultravox.org.uk



Please visit www.ultravox.org.uk for more information and to sign up for their newsletter so you can stay informed.


Friday, February 6, 2009

DOWNLOADS: JOHN FOXX

It's freebies time again, you can get your hands on two free John Foxx mp3s, all you have to to is sign up for the Townsend John Foxx mailing list here, and don't worry if you are already signed up you can enter your details and you will be redirected to the downloads.

And another reward for signing up will be access to Townsend-Records' Townsend Download Album Vol 1, they plan on releasing a selection of free download albums during 2009.


GEMS OF THE PAST: MANSUN




NEWS: Laytron Tour and next single

Ladytron have announced they will be touring the US with co-headliners The Faint, the tour will kick off in April, then they will be playing a series of dates in Eastern Europe with Depeche Mode.

The next single to be taken from the Album "Velocifero", slated for release March 3rd, along with a collection of remixes of the track.


http://www.ladytron.com/
Ladytron myspace

http://www.thefaint.com/
The Faint myspace

NEWS: PJ HARVEY - New Album/Tour and a special show





PJ Harvey will be taking a break from commitments supporting her forthcoming album with John Parish, she will be performing a solo show at this years Summer Camp Bestival on July 25th, at Lulworth Castle, Dorset.

More information about the event and tickets can be found here.




GEMS OF THE PAST: VAST - PRETTY WHEN YOU CRY





http://www.realvast.com/

VAST myspace
VAST wiki


VAST are still active, but believe it or not this song was released over ten years ago.


Monday, February 2, 2009

NEWS: Blancmange


Blancmange are due to release a new album at some point this year and are working on tracks for the said album at this present time, if you are interested in how the material is progressing they will be uploading tracks in various stages of development to their myspace page, have fun.

http://www.blancmange.biz

blancmange myspace
blancmange wiki

NEW RELEASE: John Foxx



Later this month (well 23rd February to be precise), John Foxx will be releasing "My Lost City", a collection of instrumental tracks that he has been working on over the last couple of years, more information can be found here and you can pre-order here.


http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/