Monday, June 29, 2009

NEWS : The Pleasure Principle Show becomes a Tour

NUMIND have confirmed that there will be a full "Pleasure Principle" Tour at the end of the year.

Previously it was to have only been a single show in Manchester, but due to popular demand has been extended to a full Tour.

The tour will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Gary Numan's landmark album "The Pleasure Principle" as well as the "Cars" single from the album that reached No 1 in the UK charts.

Full details and dates of the upcoming tour will be announced later this week.

NEW RELEASE : Air announce release date of 5th studio album

Air have announced that their fifth studio album - LOVE2 will be release from 6th October.

The follow-up to their 2007 aclaimed album "Pocket Symphony" will be the first production to spring from their own state of the art recording facility ATLAS STUDIO

Subscribe to their newsletter and you will be able to download their new song "DO THE JOY" for free.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

NEWS : Blur Hyde Park Shows to make it to CD

Blur will be making available recordings of their two upcoming Hyde Park shows in the form of Limited Edition cd and download.

These recordings will be made available on-line only, and will not be sold at the shows or retail.

The recordings will be accompanied by photos taken at the shows.

For more information and to pre-order visit

Thursday, June 25, 2009

NEWS : Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack

Music has suffered a great loss today, Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack, he was 50.

The contribution he made to music can never be underestimated, he has influenced many, he was and always will be the "King of Pop".

RIP Michael Joseph Jackson
29 August 1958 - 25 June 2009

Michael Jackson wiki

NEW RELEASE : Bent "Best of"

To celebrate 10 years of making music, Bent will be releasing a "Best Of" compilation on 20th July.

On the 22nd they will perform all the hits and more at Relentless Garage, on Highbury Corner in London. Support on the night will be Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and a DJ set from Faithless' Sister Bliss.

For tickets go here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NEWS : The Orb's Andy Hughes Dies at 43

Some very sad news, The Orb's Andy Hughes has died at the age of 43 of illness brought on by liver failure.

Hughes, was probably best known for his mixing and production on the Orb’s Orbus Terrarum, Orblivion and Cydonia albums, his most famous recording was the Orb's "Toxygene" single that reached No 4 in the UK charts in 1997.

As well as his production work with Kovak and Basment Jaxx, he also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys and did remix work including remixes for The Cranberries and Tangerine Dream.

Hughes worked with the Orb up until 1993’s Live 93 album, and he also helped build the band’s Back Passage studio in Clapham during the same year and was a member of the band until departing in 1997, during the production of Cydonia.

Hughes’ management company WME Entertainment released a statement regarding Hughes’s passing that reads, in part, “Andy was a genius who gave so much inspiration and passion to all with his incredible work. He was loved by many aficionados of the trance/ambient genre, but will be especially remembered for his work with Alex Paterson and the Orb... Andy created electronic and ambient/techno/house/dub masterpieces. These took him across the globe where he played to masses of fans in countries including the USA, Japan and Canada as well as a sellout concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1998.”

Hughes had two children.

Donations can be made in his name to the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit, Kings College Hospital in London, where Hughes spent the last few days of his life. Donate here.

Andy Hughes wiki
Andy Hughes on Discogs

RIP Andy Hughes
11th November 1965 -12th June 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Until 4th July you will be able to download the new album release from Fanfarlo titled "Reservoir", for a mere $1, the download will also include 4 bonus tracks, other formats will be released from 4th July.

Download the album here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Erasure Club Mixes, Abba-esque and The Innocents

Back in 1990 Erasure released three promotional singles on 12" vinyl, the records were sent to DJs to be played in clubs and were never made commercially available, that is until now...

10th August will see the release of the remastered versions of all seven club mixes featured across the three original vinyl singles compiled onto a special EP which will be available on CD and download.

If that wasn't enough Mute Records will also be making the classic Erasure Abba-esque remixes available again in a special download bundle. The bundle will feature the four remixes originally
released on CD and 12" Vinyl in 1992.

More information on the releases can be found here.

Oh and the 21st Anniversary Edition of The Innocents is due for release in the Autumn 2009.


For the first time a compilation of hit singles and favourite album tracks spanning every Blur album.

The album brings together a collection of tracks that not only will appeal to fans, but will be a perfect introduction to the band for those that didn't catch them the first time around.

Album is due for release from 15th June.

Track listing is here.


Directed by Michel Gondry

Alot of computer trickery in this one, but its not that obvious, a staggering concept and one that works amazingly well. I remember when I first watched it and realised what was going on in the video and I remember saying "That's clever"


A new discovery of mine, give them a listen and see what you think.
the presets myspace

Ad Free, Listener supported Internet Radio

Remember if listeners to certain Internet stations have to endure listening to ads (and spammer type ads at that) does that station then deserve monetary support - I don't think so, doesn't matter where the money goes. Listener supported should mean Ad-free.

Please support Listener supported Internet Radio and keep them ad free and independent.

Some of my favourite stations are listed on the right.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NEW RELEASE : The Big Pink - 2nd Single

The Big Pink have been busy recording their debut album at New York's legendary Electric Ladyland Studios. The album is set for release later this year.

They will be making appearances this summer at Glastonbury and Bestival and they have also announced a headline show at London's Electric Ballroom on 22nd October.

The Big Pink are to release their second single 'Stop The World' on 7" and download on 29th June.

More information can be found here and here.

NEW RELEASE : Iggy Pop "Preliminaires"

NEWS : a-ha new album release date change

German and Norwegian a-ha fans are in for a treat this month as a-ha's new album will be released a week early in Germany and Norway, the dates are :

Germany - 12th June
Norway - 15th June

The album will be available for download throughout Europe from 15th June.

Unfortunately the date for the UK release has been pushed back to the 20th July, the single will be available on the 13th July.

More information on the release dates of both the album and single can be found here.

NEW RELEASE : Bat For Lashes - Pearl’s Dream

The second single to be taken off Bat For Lashes' latest album "Two Suns", will be "Pearl's Dream" and will be released later this month - 22nd to be exact.

For more information and to see the video go here.