Saturday, October 24, 2009

Kraftwerk on BBC FOUR

If you missed it tonight, you can catch Kraftwerk : Minimum - Maximum again on BBC FOUR at 00:30 BST on Sunday 25th October.

BBC FOUR are also showing the documentary - Krautrock : The Rebirth of Germany, its next airing will be Saturday, 24th October at 01:25 BST and it too will be showing on Sunday 25th October at 01:30 BST.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dandelion Radio

This month marks the 5th anniversary of the untimely passing of the great John Peel. Dandelion Radio will be marking this event with a series of sessions from not only bands that had featured on John Peel sessions in the past but bands who never got the chance to.

More information can be found at their website

RIP John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30th August 1939 – 25th October 2004)

NEWS : a-ha call it a day

a-ha have announced that they will be calling it a day as a band following a farewell tour in 2010.

2010 will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album "Hunting High and Low" and their debut single "Take on me", they do point out that they will be retiring as a band not individuals so there will probably be some solo work from them in the future, still it is sad that a-ha will be no more :(.

For more information please visit

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Synth Britannia

If you missed Synth Britannia on BBC FOUR tonight, you might be interested to know that it will be shown again at 12.20 am, Saturday the 17th, Sunday 18th at 11:40 pm and on Monday 19th at 03:10 am, another programme that is very much worth catching is Synth Britannia at the BBC, featuring performances by Roxy Music, Japan, OMD amongst others including the first television performance by Gary Numan on the Old Grey Whistle Test, Synth Britannia at the BBC will be shown next on Monday 19th at 01:10 am. All times are BST.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Today sees the release of the new album from the Editors, titled "In This Light and On This Evening", their latest single "Papillon" will also be released today, for more information and ordering go here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

NEWS : Gary Numan on Later with Jools Holland

One for Gary Numan fans in the UK -

"Gary has been interviewed for the 'Later with Jools Holland' BBC TV programme. This show will be transmitted tomorrow night, Friday October 9, on BBC 2 at 11:35 pm."

source - NUMIND

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Sadly Jim Carroll passed away last month :(

RIP James Dennis "Jim" Carroll (1st August 1949 – 11th September, 2009)


Monday, October 5, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Kraftwerk

Tomorrow will see the release of Kraftwerks special collector's CD boxset "12345678 The Catalogue" featuring remastered versions of their eight astounding albums. The set has been released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit "Autobahn".

At a later date some of the albums will be released separately.

More information on the release and ordering here.

NEWS : Micro Men

Not music related, but if you are reading this, it may be the case that you may well have some interest in computing. Now there have been plenty of documentaries etc on the US computer boom - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Apple and IBM etc, now its the turn of the Brits, BBC FOUR will be showing a new comic drama about the British home computer boom of the early eighties.

The first airing will be on Thursday 8th October at 21:00 BST on BBC FOUR.


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Friday, October 2, 2009

NEWS : Madness take over BBC FOUR

For those in the UK, Friday 2nd October, BBC FOUR will be airing several Madness related programmes, including footage from this year's Glastonbury Festival performance, the Madness documentary "Young Guns Go For It" and the beeb will also be airing the Julien Temple directed film "The Liberty Of Norton Folgate" for the first time on television.

The schedule will be (all times BST) :

9.00 pm - Madness at Glastonbury
10.00pm - Young Guns Go For It
10.40pm - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
12.35am - Take It Or Leave It

The programmes will be repeated on Sunday from 22.50 BST, and will be available on iPlayer.

Also on Friday, the band will appear on the Paul O'Grady show - from 5pm BST on Channel 4