Friday, March 27, 2009

NEWS : Spandau Ballet Reformation Tour - Extra UK date

Due to tickets for the homecoming London date at the O2 selling out within 20 minutes of them going on sale, the band have announced an extra date for the O2 venue - 21st October.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

NEWS : British Sea Power Festival Dates

British Sea Power has announced they will be playing the following Festival dates :

Sat 20 June – Redlist Live, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent.
Sat 18 July – 2000 Trees Festival, Withington, Gloucestershire.
Thurs 6 Aug – The Big Chill, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire.
Fri 21 Aug – Greenman, Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons.
Sat/Sun 22/23 Aug – V Festival, Chelmsford and Staffordshire (dates at respective sites STILL TBC)

For more information and for updates -

NEWS : Bestival line up

This years Bestival will include Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Bat For Lashes amongst others and the DJ line up will include 2manydjs/Soulwax for more information of the complete line up and others to be announced as well as tickets visit

Jens Buchert

TRIVIA : Tears For Fears

Tears For Fears (abbreviated TFF) are a popular English pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate.

Mad World - This was Tears For Fears' first ever UK hit. It was produced by Chris Hughes, a former drummer with Adam and the Ants.

Everybody wants to rule the world - This was the first US #1 hit for Tears For Fears. "Shout" went to #1 2 months later. Curt Smith, one of the 2 members of Tears For Fears, did a solo, acoustic version of this for the soundtrack to The Private Public, a 2001 movie where he made his acting debut.

A haunting cover of "Mad World" by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules was featured on the soundtrack to the cult film Donnie Darko and reached UK Number 1 spot for Christmas 2003. "Head Over Heels" was also used in the film. Despite chart-topping success in the USA, Tears for Fears themselves had yet to reach the top spot in their native country. The timing of the Gary Jules "Mad World" cover led many critics to accuse Tears for Fears of reforming to capitalise financially on the single's success, when in fact they had reformed years before the cover was recorded.

In a nod to quantum physics, the band recorded a b-side called Schrödinger's Cat, its on the single "Break it down again", and there is a lyrical reference in God's Mistake to Einstein's famous quote, "God does not play dice."

On "The Hurting" album at 0:19 during The Prisoner, a voice can be heard saying "The prisoner!"

Pale Shelter was the band's fifth single release (the third taken from their debut LP The Hurting) and third UK Top 5 chart hit. The single was re-issued, after the first one failed to chart a year prior. To provide a chart push the second time around, Mercury Records took full advantage of the picture disc and coloured vinyl gimmicks that were popular throughout the 1970's and early 1980's. In all, twelve different variations of the single were available for purchase. The b-side, "We Are Broken", is an early version of the song "Broken", which would later appear in re-recorded form on Tears for Fears' sophomore LP Songs from the Big Chair. The song is featured in the 2002 PlayStation 2 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the New Wave radio station Wave 103.

In addition to co-producing most of Tears for Fears' records, Orzabal also produced Oleta Adams' successful album "Circle Of One" (1990) along with Dave Bascombe, following on from Adams' collaboration on the 1989 Tears for Fears album The Seeds Of Love. The album reached #1 in the UK and was top 20 in the US. Orzabal also co-wrote the lead track "Rhythm of Life" for the album, which was initially intended for The Seeds Of Love. In 1999, Orzabal also co-produced the Icelandic singer/songwriter Emiliana Torrini's acclaimed album Love In The Time Of Science, along with Tears for Fears associate Alan Griffiths. The pair also wrote two tracks for the album.

Orzabal has been married to his wife Caroline since 1982. They have two children, Raoul and Pascal.

Roland Orzabal's full name is Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana. Born on 22 August 1961, in Portsmouth, England. Orzabal's mother is English and his father is from Paris, but of Spanish descent. Orzabal was originally named "Raoul" at birth, but this was changed to Roland shortly after. As well as his native English, he is fluent in French and Spanish.

Curt Smith (born June 24, 1961, Bath, Somerset, England) was originally in the ska influenced band Graduate and had also been in a band called Neon, featuring future members of Naked Eyes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NEWS : Spandau Ballet "Reformation" World Tour - UK dates

Spandau Ballet are to perform live for the first time in 20 years, they have announced UK dates for their forthcoming "Reformation Tour", they are :

O2 Arena, Dublin 13th of October 2009
Belfast Odyssey Arena, Belfast 14th of October 2009
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield 16th of October 2009
Glasgow SECC Arena, Glasgow 17th of October 2009
London O2 Arena, London 20th of October 2009
Birmingham LG Arena, Birmingham 24th of October 2009
Newcastle Arena, Newcastle 26th of October 2009
Manchester MEN Arena, Manchester 28th of October 2009

For more information and further dates when they are announced see here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

NEWS : a-ha UK dates

As part of their forthcoming European Tour, a-ha have have announced the dates for their UK shows, they are -

Nov 2, 2009 NIA, Birmingham
Nov 3, 2009 MEN Arena, Manchester
Nov 4, 2009 O2 Arena, London

More information as well as how to order pre-sale tickets, please see

Sunday, March 15, 2009

NEWS : Placebo new album and first airing of title track

Placebo have announced the release date for their forthcoming album, "Battle For The Sun", the album will be released on a variety of formats and there will be a very special Deluxe Box Set. The first 500 copies of the Box Set will be signed by the band.

The title track will be exclusively aired first on Zane Lowes BBC Radio 1 show at around 7.00PM GMT, Tuesday 17th March. more information on Zane Lowes show can be found here.

Pre-orders for the Box Set here. There is also a chance of receiving one of 5, Golden Laminated passes that will be hidden in 5 copies of the box set, one for each continent.

Friday, March 13, 2009

NEWS : Bat For Lashes upcoming shows and new album

Bat For Lashes will be playing the following shows, kicking off on April 7th.


7th April 2009 - Manchester Ritz
8th April 2009 - Glasgow Queen Margaret Union
9th April 2009 - Stage 2 - Northumbria University
11th April 2009 - Leeds Metropolitan University
12th April 2009 - Birmingham Town Hall
13th April 2009 - Cambridge Junction **Venue change from Oxford Regal**
15th April 2009 - Bristol Anson Rooms
16th April 2009 - Brighton Corn Exchange
17th April 2009 - London Shepherds Bush Empire
19th April 2009 - London Shepherds Bush Empire **Extra Date**

North America

25th April 2009 - The Mod Club, Toronto
27th April 2009 - Boston Paradise Rock Club
30th April 2009 - Bowery Ballroom, New York City
1st May 2009 - 1st Unitarian Church, Philadelphia
2nd May 2009 - Williamsburg Music Hall, Brooklyn


9th May 2009 - Dissonanze Festival
10th May 2009 - Teatro Leonardo, Milan
11th May 2009 - Ampere, Munich
12th May 2009 - Postbahnhof, Berlin
14th May 2009 - Knust, Hamburg
15th May 2009 - Botanique, Brussels
16th May 2009 - Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam
18th May 2009 - Kulturkirche, Cologne
19th May 2009 - L'Aeronef, Lille
20th May 2009 - L'Olympic, Nantes
22nd May 2009 - Le Bikini, Toulouse
23rd May 2009 - Salle Victoire 2, Montpellier
25th May 2009 - Le Ninkasi, Lyon
26th May 2009 - La Laiterie, Strasbourg
27th May 2009 - Le Bataclan, Paris
29th May 2009 - Primavera Sound Festival

North America

10th June 2009 - The Crocodile, Seattle
11th June 2009 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
13th June 2009 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
16th June 2009 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles


11th September 2009 - Bestival

And Bat For Lashes will be releasing their forthcoming album "Two Suns" in April.
bat for lashes myspace

NEWS : Dark Was The Night Live

The 3rd of May sees 4ad hosting a concert to commemorate the release "Dark Was The Night".

The concert will take place at Radio City Music Hall, New York and will feature several of the artists that contributed to the compilation including Dirty Projectors, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, The National, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, more will be announced in the coming weeks.


This year, 4ad are again hosting a showcase at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

Taking place on Wednesday 18th March at The Central Presbrytarian Church, Camera Obscura, Department of Eagles, Anni Rossi, St. Vincent and M. Ward are all confirmed to perform.

To coincide 4ad have made available for download a free sampler that can be found below.

NEWS : Calvin Harris New Single

The new single from Calvin Harris, "I'm not alone" is due for digital release from 5th April and other formats from 13th April, remixes will be available for download from 12th April.
calvin harris myspace

NEWS : Röyksopp - Ether Festival, UK

On the 11th of April, Röyksopp will be playing at the Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s Ether Festival.

Supporting acts will include Fever Ray (Karin Dreijer from The Knife, also featured on the new album "Junior") and London’s own Rex The Dog!

Tickets are available here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

NEWS :Peter Gabriel - Latin American Shows

Peter Gabriel and the band are putting the final touches to the show they will be taking to Mexico and South America.

The shows kick off on the 18th of March in Venezuela, the dates and venues are as follows :

18th March 2009 – Campo Futbol, Caracas, Venezuela
20th March 2009 – Explanada Del Monumental, Lima, Peru
22nd March 2009 – Estadio De Velez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
24th March 2009 – Arena Santiago, Santiago, Chile
27th March 2009 – Foro Sol, Distrito Federal, Mexico City, Mexico
29th March 2009 – Arena VFG, Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
31st March 2009 – Arena Monterrey, Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico

Recordings of all Peter Gabriels' 2009 shows will be made available as an Encore Series of live recordings.

As with The Warm Up Tour 2007, each concert will be recorded live off the soundboard, mixed by Peter’s Front of House Engineer, Ben Findlay, and pressed into high-quality manufactured 2-CD sets (not CD-Rs). Shows can be purchased separately or, for the ultimate collection, can be purchased as a complete set (all 7 shows) in either one of our Collectors’ Edition Box Sets.

NEWS : U2 - 360° Tour

U2 have announced their forthcoming 360° Tour, the tour will kick off in Barcelona on the 30th of June, the tour will cover dates in Europe and the UK followed by dates in North America.






In September and October, U2 360° Tour will also visit: Atlanta, GA; Charlottesville, VA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Norman, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC.

For more information see the U2 website -

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Rob Gretton, the band's manager for over twenty years, is credited for having found the name "New Order" in an article in The Guardian entitled "The People's New Order of Kampuchea". It came down to a choice of the various people's suggestions, with some of the others being "Barney Steven and Peter" and "The Witchdoctors of Zimbabwe". Between the four of them (Barney, Steven, Peter, and Gretton), New Order drew 2-2 with The Witchdoctors of Zimbabwe. It is said that only Peter Hook's refusal to be part of a band called The Witchdoctors of Zimbabwe swung it in the favour of New Order.

The band adopted this name, despite its previous use for ex-Stooge Ron Asheton's band The New Order. Yet the link with Joy Division (whose name came from the Nazis' term for concentration-camp sex slaves) made it hard for critics to ignore the fascistic undertones the name carried with it, the term "New Order" being featured in Hitler's Mein Kampf as "the new order of the Third Reich". The band publicly rejected any claims that the name had anything to do with fascist or Nazi sympathies.

Born Bernard Dicken in Lower Broughton, Salford, Sumner later changed his name to Albrecht, before finally changing it to Sumner, he has always refused to explain why he has used different names. He's also been reluctant to discuss his family background. In 2007 it was revealed his mother had cerebral palsy and that he had been adopted by his grandmother. Sumner married Sue Barlow on 28th October 1978. Sumner lives in Alderley Edge, Cheshire with his second wife, Sarah. He is a keen supporter of Manchester United football club.

In 1983 Sumner co-produced, with Donald Johnson, the band Foreign Press and 'The Great Divide'/'Love in a Strange Place'. EMI 5430 (12" 12EMI5430) Foreign Press (aka Emergency) had had a long history with Sumner through both Joy Division and New Order. In 1989, Sumner joined up with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to form Electronic. He has also recorded tracks with fellow Mancunians 808 State and Sub Sub. Sumner appeared as a guest vocalist on The Chemical Brothers' 1999 album Surrender, on the track "Out of Control", and in the 2005 Chemical Brothers show at the Brixton Academy, Sumner appeared live on stage as a special guest on this track.

He has also done several remixes, such as Technotronic's "Rockin' Over the Beat" and served as a record producer for other Factory Records acts such as the Happy Mondays and Section 25.

Peter Hook was a co-founder of the post-punk band Joy Division along with Bernard Sumner in the mid-1970s. Following the death of Joy Division's Ian Curtis, when the band reformed as New Order, Hook played bass and has remained with them throughout their career until his departure in 2007. In the late 1980s, Hook also worked as a producer for bands such as Inspiral Carpets and The Stone Roses. In 2003 he contributed his distinctive bass to a number of tracks on Hybrid's album Morning Sci-Fi, including the single "True to Form".

He has also recorded albums with Revenge (One True Passion) and two albums with Monaco (Music For Pleasure and Monaco) as bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist.

He formed Monaco in 1995 together with David Potts, the only remaining member of Revenge.

Hook lives in Alderley Edge, Cheshire with his wife, Rebecca, and their daughter Jessica, who is 9. He also has 2 other children from a previous relationship, 22 year old Heather and 18 year old Jack. He was previously married to the actress and comedienne Caroline Aherne.

On 4 May 2007, Hook announced on Xfm that he and New Order singer/guitarist Bernard Sumner were no longer working together, effectively spelling the end for the band; the band later denied disbanding. He is currently working on a new band project called Freebass with bass players Mani (ex-The Stone Roses) and Andy Rourke (ex-The Smiths).

Stephen Paul David Morris (born 28 October 1957 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England) is a musician in the Manchester based rock band New Order. Although he is primarily a percussionist, he also plays keyboards. He was also a member of Joy Division and attended the same school as Ian Curtis. He is also a member "The Other Two", a band made up of Morris and his wife, Gillian Gilbert.

They have together two daughters, Mathilde (Tilly) and Grace. Their daughter Grace has Transverse Myelitis, its effects are something like a spinal injury and it has left Grace paralysed from the waist down. Grace has largely recovered, but she still continues to need care and treatment, consequentially Gillian has stayed home and not toured with the band since 2001, Gilbert was replaced with replaced by Phil Cunningham in New Order's line-up. Gilbert reasoned that it would be easier to replace her than it would Stephen.

Gillian Gilbert (born Gillian Lesley Gilbert, 27 January 1961 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England) is a British keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist and member of New Order.

She has a sister, Kim, and her family moved from Manchester, the birthplace of Gillian, to the nearby market town of Macclesfield when Gillian was at a young age.

Gilbert is the Other Two's lead vocalist, and her voice can be heard on five New Order tracks: the 1981 single "Procession"; the 1983 single "Confusion"; "Avalanche" from the album Republic on which she sang a single word, "faith"; "Doubts Even Here" from their first album, Movement, on which she provided a spoken-word background vocal.

The band name "The Other Two" refers to the fact that the other New Order members, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, had already released solo records when the first The Other Two record, the single "Tasty Fish," came out 1991 and peaked at 41 in the UK Singles Chart.

New Orders first release "Ceremony" was actually written by Ian Curtis and there is two recorded versions by Joy Division, the first version is on the album "Still" and is from their final concert at High Hall, Birmingham University on May 2nd 1980, sixteen days before Curtis' suicide. The second available on the Heart and Soul 4 CD box set is from a rehearsal tape made in April/May 1980. In both recordings the vocals are partially inaudible. The song was brighter in tone than typical Joy Division songs and a departure from their earlier recordings.

Sumner said that he had to put the Ceremony rehearsal tape as sung by Curtis through a graphic equalizer in order to determine the lyrics.

There are also two versions of the song recorded by New Order, both with the b-side "In A Lonely Place", the first one was recorded in March 1981, this version was recorded without Gillian Gilbert. It was released on Factory Records (FAC 33). Martin Hannett (Joy Division's producer) produced the record. Peter Saville designed the sleeve graphics.

The 7" record was issued in a stamped gold-bronze sleeve, it features the following etchings on the runout groove, A Side - "WATCHING FOREVER" and on the B Side - "HOW I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME NOW". The 12" sleeve was a completely separate design: typography on a green background with a later version featuring a Cream/Blue design.

The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Galaxie 500 (on their 1989 "Blue Thunder" EP), Xiu Xiu (on their debut EP from 2002, Chapel of the Chimes) and The Echoing Green. On November 9th, 2007, the band Radiohead covered the song on their "Thumbs Down" webcast.

"In a Lonely Place" was covered by the band Bush for the soundtrack to the second movie in The Crow series, The Crow: City of Angels. The track was produced by trip-hop musician Tricky.

With the release of Movement in November 1981, New Order initially started on a similar route as their previous incarnation, performing dark, melodic songs, albeit with an increased use of synthesizers. The band viewed the period as a low point, as they were still reeling from Curtis's death. Hook commented that the only positive thing to come out of the Movement sessions was that producer Martin Hannett had showed the band how to use a mixing board, which allowed them to produce records by themselves from then on.

A change in musical direction was brought about when New Order visited New York City in 1981. The band immersed themselves in the New York dance scene and were introduced to postdisco, Latin freestyle, and electro. Additionally, the band had taken to listening to Italian disco to cheer themselves up, while Morris taught himself drum programming. The singles that followed, their second single "Procession" (FAC 53/FBNL 8) with the b-side featuring an edited version of "Everything's Gone Green", and followed by "Temptation" (FAC 63), indicated the change in direction toward dance music.

Both New Order and Joy Division were among the most successful artists on the Factory Records label, run by Granada television personality Tony Wilson, and partnered with Factory in the financing of the Manchester club The Haçienda. The band rarely gave interviews in the '80s, later ascribing this to not wanting to discuss Curtis. This, along with the Peter Saville sleeve designs and the tendency to give short performances with no encores, gave New Order a reputation as standoffish. The band became more open in the '90s; for example, the aforementioned NewOrderStory (and in particular the longer UK version) featured extensive personal interviews.

New Order albums, and Factory Records products in general, frequently bore the minimalist packaging of Peter Saville. The group's record sleeves bucked the 1980s trend by rarely showing the band members (the Low-Life album was the exception with the cover featuring Stephen Morris) or even providing basic information such as the band name or the title of the release. Song names were often hidden within the shrink wrapped package, either on the disc itself (such as the "Blue Monday" single) or on an inconspicuous part of an inner sleeve ("The Perfect Kiss" single), or a cryptic colour code invented by Saville (Power Corruption & Lies). Saville said his intention was to sell the band as a "mass-produced secret" of sorts, and that the minimalist style was enough to allow fans to identify the band's products without explicit labelling.

New Order released many singles for songs not included on albums. Singles were released in many formats and often with varying track lists and exclusive artwork. According to Tony Wilson, Factory intentionally released other singles, LPs, and compilations in non-UK markets to increase their collectibility. Indeed, the complete New Order discography is far too sprawling for most fans to collect in its entirety, and the compilations released by Factory and other labels are notoriously incomplete.

New Orders' highest charting single in the UK charts was "World in Motion". The song was released under the name Englandneworder, and was produced for the England football team's 1990 World Cup campaign. As a result it features several members of the 1990 English team, as well as comedian Keith Allen, who co-wrote the lyrics. Originally it was going to be called E for England but the FA, worried by the reference to the drug ecstasy, vetoed that title.

New Order have to date had a total of 6 No.1's in the US, these are :

"Touched by the Hand of God" (FAC 193) - Reached No.1 on the US Dance Chart in 1987.
"Blue Monday 1988" (FAC73-7/FAC73R) - Reached No.1 on the US Dance Chart in 1988.
"Regret" (NUOCD1) - Reached No.1 on both the US Dance Chart and US Modern Rock Chart in 1990.
"World (The Price of Love)" (NUOCD3) - Reached No.1 on the US Dance Chart in 1993.
"Crystal" (NUOCD8) - Reached No.1 on the US Dance Chart in 2001.

The single "Crystal" released in 2001 and taken off the album "Get Ready", Singer/guitarist Bernard Sumner originally gifted the song to German record label Mastermind for Success and it was recorded by label artist Corvin Dalek. However, DJ Pete Tong heard the song and declared it to be the best New Order single since "Blue Monday", leading Sumner to reconsider the gift and have New Order record and release it.

Backing vocals for the track are provided by Dawn Zee, who regularly tours with the band.

The song is tuned flat. Whenever New Order performs this song live, the song's key is a semitone up.

The video, directed by Johan Renck (otherwise known as Stakka Bo) does not feature New Order; instead, it depicts a younger band miming to New Order's music and words. At the end, a large number of people coming on stage towards the end to pull them off stage.

The fictional band is named "The Killers" (the name appears on the bass drum in the video). This name later inspired a real band of the same name, who lifted a number of elements of the layout of the set in the "Crystal" video for the their own video "Somebody Told Me". In 2005, at Scotland's T in the Park festival, New Order performed the song with The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers singing the main vocals in a guest performance.

In 1989 John Denver sued New Order over their single "Run 2", claiming that the song and in particular the instrumental part was too similar to his hit "Leaving on a Jet Plane", the case was settled "out of court" and the single has been out of print ever since, it was the third and last single to be taken from their album "Technique", the single was remixed by Scott Litt hence the "2" in the title, only 20,000 copies of the 12" were ever released.

"Fine Time" was released in 1988 and was the first single from their album Technique. The b-side "Fine Line" is simply the a-side without Bernard Sumner's vocals. The US 12" version is unusual in that the pattern of beats in the song produces a noticeable swirl effect in the vinyl.

Full-length versions of "The Perfect Kiss" and "Sub-culture" were originally only available on the 12"'s (edited versions feature on the album "Low-Life"), both of these extended versions eventually were included on 1987's Substance. The music video for "The Perfect Kiss" was directed by Jonathan Demme. The song "Elegia" was featured in the Academy Award-nominated short film More by Mark Osborne.


The latest album release from Bonnie "Prince" Billy - "Beware" is due for release on 16th March.

NEWS: Doves North American Tour

The Doves will be touring North America for the first time since 2005, the tour kicks off in May at San Diego


14th San Diego, CA House of Blues
15th Anaheim, CA House of Blues
16th Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
18th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
19th Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
21th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
22th Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
23th George, WA Sasquatch! Festival
26th Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
28th Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
29th Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
30th Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre


1st Toronto, ON Kool Haus
2nd Montreal, QC Le National
4th New York, NY Terminal 5
5th Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
6th Washington, DC 9.30 Club
7th Boston, MA House of Blues

NEWS : Daby Touré and Skip McDonald

2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of Real World Records and as such there will be some new music releases to celebrate - first off a special collaboration between Daby Touré and Skip McDonald, "Call My Name" - here for more information.

Daby Touré will also be playing with special guest Skip McDonald on selected UK dates:

12th March The Sage, Gateshead UK
13th March York, National Centre for Early Music UK
14th March Kendal, The Brewery UK
15th March Southport Arts Center UK
18th March London, Jazz Café, with Skip McDonald UK
19th March Colchester Arts Center, with Skip McDonald UK
20th March Brighton Dome, with Skip McDonald UK
21st March Bristol Fiddlers, with Skip McDonald UK
8th April Rotterdam, Lantaren/Venster NL
9th April Deventer, Burgerweeshuis NL
10th April Leeuwarden, Poppodium Romein NL
11th April Amsterdam, Podium Mozaiek NL
12th April Tilburg, Theaters Tilburg NL
17th April Antwerpen, Zuiderpershuis BE
18th April Utrecht, Vredenburg NL
19th April Arnhem, Zuiderpershuis NL

and a North American Tour will follow in the Summer, complete list of UK and European dates can be found here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

DOWNLOADS : Some more freebies

The following artists mave made available a free mp3 in return for signing up for their newletters, just follow the links :

Bomb The Bass


Grandmaster Flash

Friday, March 6, 2009

NEW RELEASES: Bomb the Bass, Boozoo Bajou

Out on !K7 now is the latest album release from Boozoo Bajou, "Grains". Boozoo Bajou are also playing a handful of European dates, these are so far :

March 2009
8th - Live Gig & Record Release Party @ Badstrasse 8 , Fürth, GE
13th - DJ Gig: Corvinteto, Budapest, HU
20th - DJ Gig: Moondoo, Hamburg, GE
21st - DJ Gig: Club Stereo, Nuremberg, GE

April 2009
3rd - DJ Gig: Yalta Club, Sofia, BG
18th - DJ Gig: Club Stereo, Nuremberg, GE
24th - DJ Gig: Korjaamo - Helsinki, FI

if you sign up for the Boozoo Bajou mailing list you will be able to download a free mp3 edit of Flickers.

Other items just released on !K7 include the third single to be taken from the Bomb the Bass album , "Future Chaos", Mark Lanegan joins up with the legendary Tim Simonen, with Mark providing vocals for the single "Black River".

As well as the original the single also includes remixes by Gui Boratto, Maps, and Patrice Bäumel.

I posted the video for this track under "Bomb the Bass", but for anyone that missed it you can see it here.

Boozoo Bajou from !K7 store
Bomb the Bass from !K7 store

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

NEW RELEASE: John Foxx and Robin Guthrie

The 4th of May this year will see the release of "Mirrorball" a collaborative work from John Foxx and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins).

You can pre-order the album from townsend records, and if you do you will receive a free download of the track "Estrellita" taken from the album, to download immediately.

More information and pre-order here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Empire of the Sun

Join the Empire or to put it another way sign up to Empire of the Sun's newsletter and receive a free mp3 - "Walking on a dream (Hong Kong Blondes Remix)"

Sign up here.

Ladytron - Tomorrow

The track "Tomorrow" from Ladytron is released today, available on mp3 (from the usual places), cd and vinyl (UK only), order from here.

If you haven't seen the video for "Tomorrow" yet, watch it below.

NEW RELEASE: Kelli Ali - Butterfly

Kelli Ali's new acoustic album is set for release on 1st April it is only available through her website, you can pre-order here.

Monday, March 2, 2009


A new discovery of mine :), check their myspace page to hear them.

delphic myspace


30th of March will mark a special date for DAF fans, as this date sees the release of DAF's "DAS BESTE VON DAF ? 20 Lieder der Deutsch Amerikanischen Freundschaft", a new Best Of compilation album.

There is something special with this release - if you pre-order, you will receive a signed copy of the compilation.

You can Pre-order/order here.