Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NEWS : a-ha European Tour

a-ha have announced that they will be playing 2 dates in Oslo, Norway as part of their 2009 European Tour in support of their forthcoming album, dates so far are :

2nd November 2009, The NIA, Birmingham, UK
3rd November 2009, MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
4th November 2009, O2 Arena, London, UK
6th November 2009, Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
7th November 2009, Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NEW RELEASE : New album from Jon Hopkins

The 4th of May will see the release of Jon Hopkins' third self-produced album "Insides", if you can't wait until then you can download the album exclusively at

You can pre-order the album here.

Watch the video to Light through Veins here.

More information on Jon Hopkins can be found here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009



Years Active : 1988 - 1996

Lush (band) wiki

Band Members :

Miki Berenyi (Lush) (Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter)

Emma Anderson (Lush, Sing-Sing) (Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter)
Other Appearances and Credits :

Spaced Out Locked In - Drum Club (Vocals, Guitar)
Sound System - Drum Club (Guitar)
Follow the Sun - Drum Club (Guitar)

Single Bloke - Flush (The Shirehorses) (Music)

Phil King (Lush, Apple Boutique, Hangman's Beautiful Daughters, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The, Servants) (Bass)
Other Appearances and Credits :

The Peeking Pup Waltz - Sharon Shannon (Harmonica)
Dead End Kids - Jim Reid (Production)
My Girlfriend's Dead - Ian North (Production)
Love Is Forever (Album) - Biff Bang Pow! (Bass)
Bubblegum Perfume (Album) - Felt (Bass)
I Am Stretched On Your Grave - Sinead O'Connor (Composed By/Vocal Melody Written By)
Stolen Heart EP - See See Rider (Bass)
Spanish Hotel - Adrian Borland (Bass)
A Declaration (DVD) - Felt (Bass)
Boobs: The Junkshop Glam Discotheque (Compilation) - Various (Compiled By)
Song For A Secret / Can't Stop The Rock - Jim Reid / Sister Vanilla (Guitar, Bass)
Skylon - 2nd Layer (Written By)

Chris Acland (RIP) (Lush) (Drums)

Meriel Barham (Lush, Pale Saints) (Original Vocalist, Guitar)
Other Appearances and Credits :

Rodney King (Song For Lenny Bruce) - The Boo Radleys (Vocals)
One Is For - The Boo Radleys (Voice)
Kids With Sticks (Album) - Kuchen (Producer, Engineer)
Kuchen Meets Mapstation (Album) - Kuchen & Mapstation (Performer, Written By)
Throwing Back The Apple - LKWRM (Songwriter)

Steve Rippon (Lush) (Original Bassist)

Lush also appeared with Charlie Hall and Lol Hammond of The Drum Club under the name "Never, Never", the only release under this name was "Stray" and according to the notes is actually the Drum Club doing remixes of the Lush song, "Stray"

Other Links :

Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) produced various tracks.
Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) produced various tracks.
John Fryer (M.A.R.R.S, This Mortal Coil) produced various tracks.

** This is my first attempt at compiling this type of information, I hope to do others as well as expand as much as I can on this one, I might also make some changes to the format (or maybe not), and I will add relevant links where necessary.

Friday, April 24, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Siouxsie and the Banshees at the BBC

‘Siouxsie and the Banshees at the BBC’ is a stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4 disc hard-back book set of exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded between 1977 – 2001 split across 3CDs and a DVD. All tracks hand picked by the band and featuring Siouxsie’s introduction to the liner notes.

Includes alternative versions of 18 classic hit singles – Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist, Arabian Nights, Candy Man, Happy House, Cities In Dust, The Last Beat of My Heart, The Killing Jar, Christine, Melt!, Wheels on Fire, Spellbound, Israel, Fireworks, Dear Prudence, Peek-a-Boo and Kiss Them For Me, Swimming Horses.

Discs 1 and 2 feature key session tracks from 1977 – 1987 and a concert recording from the Apollo Theatre in Oxford in 1985.
Includes the complete John Peel sessions alongside sessions recorded for Kid Jensen, Richard Skinner and Janice Long.
Features 21 unreleased versions.

Disc 3 contains highlights from their BBC concert recordings at the Apollo Theatre in Oxford and the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1988, where the band performed a storming set 3 nights in a row to a sold out crowd. Highlights include a breathtaking Last Beat of My Heart , Christine and a rip roaring crowd pleasing end of show version of Hong Kong Garden.

Disc 4 is the real gem; a 29 track DVD of the band’s BBC TV performances. Features the complete Old Grey Whistle Test broadcasts from 1978, 1982 and 1985, the Something Else performances from 1979 and 1980, the Rock Goes to College broadcast from 1981 and the band’s complete Top of the Pops performances, complete, in places, with cheesy intros. This is a fantastic visual documentary of the band, starting with the OGWT performance of tracks from their debut album in1978; Metal Postcard and
Jigsaw Feeling through the dark years of Juju, performed for the Rock Goes to College show and culminating with the beautifully pure pop bliss of Kiss Them For Me from Superstition.

Includes a fantastic 30 page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Paul Morley. Features interviews with all the band members and a unique and insightful introduction written by Siouxsie.

It is due for release from 25th May.


Disc One

1. Love In A Void [John Peel 29/11/77]
2. Mirage [John Peel 29/11/77]
3. Metal Postcard [John Peel 29/11/77]
4. Suburban Relapse [John Peel 29/11/77]
5. Hong Kong Garden [John Peel 6/2/78]
6. Overground [John Peel 6/2/78]
7. Carcass [John Peel 6/2/78]
8. Helter Skelter [John Peel 6/2/78]
9. Placebo Effect [John Peel 9/4/79]
10. Playground Twist [John Peel 9/4/79]
11. Regal Zone [John Peel 9/4/79]
12. Poppy Day [John Peel 9/4/79]
13. Halloween [John Peel 10/2/81]
14. Voodoo Dolly [John Peel 10/2/81]
15. But Not Them [John Peel 10/2/81]
16. Into The Light [John Peel 10/2/81]
17. Arabian Knights [Richard Skinner Show - Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81]
18. Red Over White [Richard Skinner Show - Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81]
19. Head Cut [Richard Skinner Show - Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81]
20. Supernatural Thing [Richard Skinner Show - Recorded 4.6.81. Transmitted 16.6.81]

Disc Two

1. Coal Mind [Kid Jensen Show Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.]
2. Green Fingers [Kid Jensen Show - Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.]
3. Painted Bird [Kid Jensen Show - Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.]
4. Cascade [Kid Jensen Show - Recorded 13.5.82. Transmitted 24.5.82.]
5. Candyman [John Peel 10/2/81]
6. Cannons [John Peel 10/2/81]
7. Lands End [John Peel 10/2/81]
8. Shooting Sun [Janice Long Show - Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.]
9. Song From The Edge Of The World [Janice Long Show - Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.]
10. Little Johnny Jewel [Janice Long Show - Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.]
11. Something Blue [Janice Long Show - Recorded 11.1.87. Transmitted 2.2.87.]
12. Green Fingers [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
13. Bring Me The Head Of A Preacher Man [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert- Recorded 14.11.85]
14. Sweetest Chill [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert- Recorded 14.11.85]
15. Cannons [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert- Recorded 14.11.85]
16. Melt! [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert- Recorded 14.11.85]
17. Candyman [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert- Recorded 14.11.85]
18. Lands End [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert- Recorded 14.11.85]

Disc Three

1. Night Shift [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
2. 92 Degrees [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
3. Pulled To Bits [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
4. Switch [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
5. Happy House [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
6. Cities In Dust [Apollo Theatre, Oxford In Concert - Recorded 14.11.85]
7. The Last Beat Of My Heart [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
8. The Killing Jar [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
9. Christine [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
10. The Wheel's On Fire [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
11. Something Blue [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
12. Rawhead And Bloody Bones [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
13. Carousel [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
14. Rhapsody [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
15. Skin [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
16. Spellbound [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]
17. Hong Kong Garden [Royal Albert Hall, London- Recorded 12.9.88.]


1. Metal Postcard [The Old Grey Whistle Test: 07/11/1978 Stereo]
2. Jigsaw Feeling [The Old Grey Whistle Test: 07/11/1978 Stereo]
3. Playground Twist [Top Of The Pops: 12/07/1979 Stereo]
4. Love In A Void [Something Else 03/11/1979 Stereo]
5. Regal Zone [Something Else 03/11/1979 Stereo]
6. Happy House [Top Of The Pops Date: 10/04/1980 Stereo]
7. Israel [Something Else: 15/12/1980 Stereo]
8. Tenant [Something Else: 15/12/1980 Stereo]
9. Israel [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
10. Spellbound [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
11. Arabian Knights [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
12. Halloween [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
13. Night Shift [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
14. But Not Them [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
15. Voodoo Dolly [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
16. Eve White/Eve Black [Rock Goes To College: 09/03/1981 Stereo]
17. Spellbound [Top Of The Pops 04/06/1981 Stereo]
18. Fireworks [Top Of The Pops Date: 03/06/1982 Stereo]
19. Melt! [The Old Grey Whistle Test 12/11/1982]
20. Painted Bird [The Old Grey Whistle Test 12/11/1982]
21. Melt! [Oxford Road Show 03/12/1982 Stereo]
22. Overground [Oxford Road Show 03/12/1982 Stereo]
23. Dear Prudence [Top Of The Pops 29/09/1983 Stereo]
24. Swimming Horses [Top Of The Pops 29/03/1984 Stereo]
25. Cities In Dust [Whistle Test Date: 29/10/1985 Stereo]
26. Lands End [Whistle Test Date: 29/10/1985 Stereo]
27. This Wheel's On Fire [Top Of The Pops 22/01/1987 Stereo]
28. Peek-A-Boo [Top Of The Pops 28/07/1988 Stereo]
29. Kiss Them For Me [Top Of The Pops 30/05/1991 Stereo]

More information and ordering :

NEWS : PJ Harvey and John Parish announce US dates for June

PJ Harvey and John Parish have confirmed the following dates for their US shows in June.

Performing songs from their current album A Woman A Man Walked By and their previous collaboration Dance Hall At Louse Point the pair will be backed by Eric Drew Feldman, Giovanni Ferrario and Jean Marc Butty.

2nd June - Centre Stage, Atlanta GA
3rd June - Madison Theatre, Covington KY
5th June - Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
6th June - House of Blues, Boston, MA
7th June - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
9th June - The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
12th June - The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
13th June - Weesner Amphitheatre, Apple Valley, MN
19th June - The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
20th June - The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

For tickets see and (LA show)

NEW RELEASE : New single from a-ha

Today sees the premiere of a-ha's new single "Foot of the Mountain", it will be released to Norwegian radio today , and you will be able to hear it on from 4:15 PM Norwegian Time.

Their forthcoming album is due for release in June.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

NEWS : St Vincent - New album in May

St Vincent is due to release her new album "Actor" in early May.

Starting from 21st April she will be playing a handful of European shows before heading back to the States to undertake a large tour, starting in Somerville, MA on May 19th and ending up in Austin, TX on June 19th.

You can watch the video for her new single "Actor Out Of Work" here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

OMD and Simple Minds North America

I personally think some have got ahead of themselves on this one, although it will probably happen, nowhere have I seen any confirmation of OMD to tour with Simple Minds on their North American Tour, so far only UK dates have been given.

Yes I have seen Jim Kerr's video on and while he hints, he doesn't state anything definite.

NEWS : Spandau Ballet to play Amsterdam

Spandau Ballet have announced that they will be playing at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on 1st November 2009.

Spandau Ballet will also make their first public performance and interview for 19 years later this month on UK tv. They will be chatting on the sofa and playing a song on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross show next week.

The show goes out on Friday 24th April at 10.40pm on BBC1 and BBC HD.

Monday, April 20, 2009

NEWS : OMD to support Simple Minds on UK Tour dates

The dates are :

30th November - Newcastle
2nd December - Birmingham NEC
3rd December - Manchester MEN
5th December - Sheffield Arena
6th December - Cardiff CIA
7th December - London Wembley Arena
9th December - Dublin 02 Arena
10th December - Belfast Odyssey Arena
11th December - Glasgow SECC

More information on the tour and for ticket information -

Sunday, April 19, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Next single from Placebo

The first single to be taken off their new album "Battle For The Sun" will be "For What It's Worth" and will be released on the 1st of June, however it will get its first worldwide radio plays on the 20th April (check your local stations), the UK will get its premiere on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show from 7.00PM (BST), downloads will be available on the 21st April.

The single includes a cover of Nik Kershaws "Wouldn't It Be Good".

NEWS : Bananaz - Global online and mobile premiere

Just a quick reminder that the online and mobile premiere of Bananaz - the documentary about Gorillaz is tomorrow 20th April on


While there are many Internet Radio stations available to listeners, there is unfortunately very few truly independent, ad-free stations (although some pretend to be).

Ad-free stations on the whole can only keep broadcasting through the generosity of their listeners, after all who wants to listen to 10 minutes of advertising in every hour of content.

Below are two stations that I frequently listen to and believe that they deserve support.

SomaFM independent internet radio

Saturday, April 18, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Mirrorball on Vinyl

It seems quite apt that on Record Store Day, I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming John Foxx and Robin Guthrie collaborative effort "Mirrorball" is to be available as a Limited Edition on heavyweight vinyl (limited to 1000 copies).

For further information and to pre-order, follow the link here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

NEWS : M83 to support Depeche Mode Tour dates in Europe

M83 announces support slot on DEPECHE MODE European Tour !

The dates are -

30th May - O2 Arena, London, UK
2nd June - Nordbank Arena, Hamburg, Germany
4th June - LTU Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany
5th June - LTU Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany
7th June - Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany
8th June - Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany
10th June - Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
12th June - Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
13th June - Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
16th June - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
18th June - San Siro, Milan, Italy
27th June - Stade de France, Paris, France
28th June - Zenith, Nancy, France

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ultravox - Return To Eden Tour

I have not long returned from what I consider to have been one of the best concerts I have seen in a long time,I am of course speaking of Ultravox on their Return To Eden Tour.

I got to see Ultravox at the Manchester Apollo. I never got the chance to see the band the first time around during the 80's and I have never seen Midge live (although that will change), The band were on perfect form and it was as if they had never been away, the venue IMO was perfect and although I was some 20 rows away, the view of the band was outstanding.

All in all I was quite, for want of a better phrase - blown away. I'm wishing I could catch them at another gig.

I will say this if you get the chance to see them on this tour - SEE THEM! :) :)

The following video was taken from the Manchester Apollo show (not by me, I had taken some shots but I was a bit further back, a fine job)

NEWS : Gary Numan Pleasure Principle Show

You may have noticed a show for The Manchester Academy has made its way onto Gary Numan's online store.

"This Manchester Academy show will be dedicated entirely to The Pleasure Principle album. This year is the 30th Anniversary of this album reaching Number 1, and of the Cars single that came from it, and so this show will celebrate those two anniversaries. It's possible that other Pleasure Principle shows will be added around this Manchester gig to create a Pleasure Principle mini tour. If that does come together we will announce any extra dates through Numind before putting them onto the main NuWorld web site. It depends somewhat on how much interest fans have in going to see a Pleasure Principle tour." - numind

All confirmed tour dates can be found here.


Create A Warp Album

Simple really using the widget below, cast your vote as to what tracks you think deserve to be on a forthcoming Warp Compilation.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

NEWS : Nine Inch Nails Manchester Show

Nine Inch Nails will be playing at the Manchester MEN Arena on the 14th July with Jane's Addiction.

Visit the website for more information.

NEW RELEASE : Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul

25th of May 2009 will be a special date for Simple Minds fans as it is the date the band have given for the release of their next studio album "Graffiti Soul", its the 15th album by the band and follows hot on the heels of their 30th Anniversary Tour.

The video to their first single off the album called "Rockets" is available to view on

Also a reminder, that if you haven't already you can download the Free MP3 Triple-pack for simply joining up with the site which is free and will allow you to keep fully up to date with the band as well as downloads and exclusive content.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Still quite sad that the band called it quits, but it was good while it lasted, thank you. Here are two videos of theirs.

sing-sing wiki
sing-sing @ discogs

sing-sing myspace

NEW RELEASE : Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate

Pencilled in for release 18th May, "The Liberty Of Norton Folgate", the first studio album release from Madness since 1999's "Wonderful".

The album comprises fourteen tracks of quintessential Madness; subversive, expansive British pop music at its finest as you would expect from one of the country's most successful and enduring bands.

For more information on the release and to pre-order follow the link here, there is also a Limited Edition Box Set version of the release here.

NEWS : Replicas Live CD

The Replicas Live CD is finally ready and available on-line at Townsend Records. This is the soundtrack CD to the recently released Replicas Live DVD.

There is an extra date on his tour - Salisbury City Hall on July 27.

Dirty Harry has been confirmed as the support band for the April shows in Wolverhampton, Liverpool and Sheffield, plus the London show in July.


NEWS : Cyndi Lauper Tour

Cyndi Lauper has announced the European dates for her Summer Tour 2009, these are :

Tueday, 30th June - Train, Aarhus
Thursday, 2nd July - Quart Festival, Kristinasand
Saturday, 4th July - ZMF, Freiburg
Sunday, 5th July - Zeltfestival, Mainz
Monday, 6th July - Elysee Montmarte, Paris
Wednesday, 8th July - Stadtpark, Hamburg
Thursday, 9th July - Tollwood, Munich
Saturday, 11th July - Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred
Monday, 13th July - Freestyle Park, Prague
Wednesday, 15th July - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund
Thursday, 16th July - Freilichtbuhne, Stuttgart
Friday, 17th July - Live At Sunset, Zurich
Saturday, 18th July - Parkbuhn, Leipzig

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Peter Murphy was the model for Maxell's UK "Blown Away Guy" ad campaign which ran in the 1980s, with its tagline of "Sentence your cassette to life." Despite the rumor, he's not the younger model in the omnipresent US edition of the campaign.

Peter is married to Beyhan and has two children, named Hurihan and Adem. His wife has directed several of his videos, and leads the Turkish National Modern Dance company. He has been living in Ankara since 1992.

Kevin Haskins has two daughters in a Los Angeles band called blackblack, Kevin has also appeared on a Porno for Pyros release.

Tones on Tail was a musical side project created by Daniel Ash of Bauhaus along with Bauhaus roadie Glenn Campling in 1982. After the demise of Bauhaus in 1983, they were joined by drummer Kevin Haskins. The band folded in 1984.

Love and Rockets were an alternative rock band formed in 1985 by former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash (guitars, saxophone, and vocals), David J (bass and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums, synthesizers). Former Bauhaus vocalist, Peter Murphy having embarked on a solo career..

Dali's Car was a musical group formed in 1984 by Peter Murphy (vocalist) and Mick Karn (bass guitarist, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist) shortly after they left their former bands (Bauhaus and Japan, respectively). They recorded one album, The Waking Hour, and released one single, "The Judgement Is the Mirror".

David J wrote the lyrics of several Bauhaus songs (including their first single, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"). He sang backing vocals on many songs, and sang lead on "Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?" He began writing music for a solo career while still in the band, and continued after the band's breakup, releasing the dark Etiquette of Violence and Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh, and played bass on two Jazz Butcher albums (A Scandal in Bohemia and Sex and Travel).

David J was part of the strange and very short-lived band The Sinister Ducks, which included saxophonist Alex Green and graphic novelist Alan Moore. He also released a collaborative single, "Armour" / "Nothing" with artist / poet, Rene Halkett of the original Weimar Bauhaus school of art and design.

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" is an influential gothic rock song (often considered to be the first) written by the band Bauhaus. The song was the band's first single, released in August 1979. It did not enter the UK pop charts, but remained on sale for many years thereafter. The B-side features the song "Boys" and some versions also include an early recording of what would be their next single, "Dark Entries."

Covers of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" :

Electric Hellfire Club
Until December
Dream Disciples
Marilyn Manson
Opera IX
Poison Idea
XIII Stoleti
Nouvelle Vague
Soft Taco (band)

Truth Decay did a parody/homage called "The Ballad of Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss is Dead)" which referenced many Dr. Seuss characters, particularly the Cat in the Hat.
An excerpt of the song is parodied in Bill Bailey's Cockney Medley, a feature of his Bewilderness stand-up routine.

In June of 2006, while touring together, Peter Murphy, Trent Reznor and members of TV on the Radio performed the song for a radio and internet broadcast.

The Dirtbombs' cover of the soul song "Kung Fu" features an instrumental line that is virtually indistinguishable from that of "Bela Lugosi's Dead".

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Remastered Collectors Editions

The first 4 classic albums will be released as digitally remastered collectors editions on the 23rd April.

Each contains a CD plus bonus DVD featuring the entire album in 5.1 plus a whole host of extra's including an exclusive documentary on each album.

Product Information


NEW RELEASE : Bananaz - Gorillaz

Bananaz, a documentary about the virtual band "Gorillaz" is set for release on the 1st June and it will have its online and mobile premiere on on 20th April 2009.

"Babelgum announced last week that "Bananaz", the documentary that removes the secretive, mucky walls of Gorillaz -the cartoon band created by artist Jamie Hewlett & musician Damon Albarn"

The DVD extras will include the Bananaz Home Movie Club, which has up to an hour of outtakes from the film including; Clint Eastwood, Live in Japan, The Sneeze, Hello America, Bill Murray featuring The Bees, and Food Chain amongst others.

NEWS : Duran Duran to play Orange County

Duran Duran have announced they will be playing a one-off summer performance at the Orange Country Fair, California on the 11th of July, as part of a handful of select shows the band will be playing in the UK, Europe and the US.

A few days after the OC date they will head home to the UK for two recently confirmed shows: the first, on July 16th at Scotland's historic Edinburgh Castle, and the second a headlining slot at London's ultra-hip Lovebox Festival on July 18th.

Tickets for the OC show are available from April 11th on

Thursday, April 2, 2009

NEWS : More Spandau Dates

Due to sheer demand and the speed that the UK dates for Spandau Ballets forthcoming "Reformation Tour" have been selling out, Spandau Ballet have announced more dates, they will play another show at London's O2 Arena on the 22nd October, there will be a second date at Birmingham's LG Arena on the 25th October and the band will now be playing a date in Liverpool at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 29th October.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NEWS : Horace Andy and Ashley Beedle

Studio One reggae legend and Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy and revered UK producer and remixer Ashley Beedle are touring across Europe in the next couple of months,
the UK dates have been announced for later this month and May, they are -

11th April - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
12th April - Leftfoot @ Hare and Hound, Birmingham
14th April - Concorde 2, Brighton
16th April - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
18th April - O2 Academy, Oxford
27th April - The Phoenix, Exeter

20th May - Jazz Cafe, London
28th May - Stylus, Leeds

For more information visit -

Oh and the pair have just released their latest collaborative studio album as part of the Inspiration Information series on Strut Records,
more information on the release can be found here.

NEWS : Duran Duran at Edinburgh Castle

Duran Duran are to play a show at Edinburgh Castle later this year, Thursday 16th July to be precise, more information on the show and to order tickets visit -