Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NEWS : a-ha UK Tour dates

Great news for those in the UK, dates for a-ha's eagerly awaited farewell tour have been announced and tickets will be on sale on Friday, 26th February.

The dates are :

15th November 2010 - Brighton Centre, Brighton
16th November 2010 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
17th November 2010 - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
19th November 2010 - LG Arena, Birmingham
20th November 2010 - MEN Arena, Manchester
21st November 2010 - Trent FM Arena, Nottingham
23rd November 2010 - Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
25th November 2010 - CIA, Cardiff
26th November 2010 - BIC, Bournemouth
27th November 2010 - Wembley Arena, London

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hot Chip @ Manchester Academy

From beginning to end a truly amazing show, and to be supported by two incredibly talented bands in the form of Grovesnor and the Casio Kids was the icing on the cake (and what a delicious cake it was too!)

I was lucky enough to get a spot at the front :) a really good night!

Hot Chip playlist was as follows (according to the bands' playlist, one copy of which I managed to get hold of after the show :) ) :


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Hot Chip @ Manchester Academy, UK on Feb 19, 2010 - flickr

Hot Chip - One Life Stand on MUZU
hotchip myspace

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEWS : OMD Album Release Date

A provisional release date of OMD's next album "The History of Modern" has been given as late August/early September 2010.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

GEMS FROM THE PAST :Dramatis and Gary Numan

A much overlooked and often missed gem from Dramatis featuring Gary Numan. For those who don't know Dramatis were Numan's original backing band, I have just managed to pick up the 12" of this track "Love Needs No Disguise".

dramatis wiki
dramatis @ discogs

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

NEW RELEASE : Gil Scott-Heron

The first release for 13 years from Gil Scott-Heron, is out now, titled "I'm New Here", you can listen to the new album in its entirety here and by using the embedded player above. The first single to be taken off the album, titled "Me And The Devil" will be released 22nd of February

Also if you sign up for his mailing list you will receive a free download of "Where Did The Night Go", you can sign up here.

NEW RELEASE : Peter Gabriel

The 15th of February will see the release of "Scratch My Back", the latest project from Peter Gabriel, you can read more about it here. The album will be released in Canada on the 16th February and in the US on the 2nd March.

He will also be touring North America on his "New Blood" Tour.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

NEW RELEASE : Martha and the Muffins

You may or may not know that Martha and the Muffins have released their first new album in almost 18 years, titled 'delicate', it was released on the 2nd of February and is available as a download from all the usual places and you can buy the cd here.

Also if you didn't know about the release then you might want to consider signing up to their mailing list to stay completely up to date on all things Martha and the Muffins, if you do you will receive a free download from their new album. Join up here.

Official site
martha and the muffins myspace

martha and the muffins on reverbnation

martha and the muffins wiki

NEW RELEASE : Autechre

Autechre will be releasing their next album, oversteps on the 22nd - 23rd March.

The album will be available in the following formats :

Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Double heavyweight 180gram vinyl, each disc packed in its own printed inner and outer card sleeves.
900mm x 600mm double-sided poster printed on Offenbach ultra fine stock, folded within its own card sleeve
Housed in printed and de bossed rigid slipcase

Compact Disc

High Quality Download

All Vinyl and CD copies on will include a choice of 16bit / 44.1kHz or 24bit / 44.1kHz WAV version of the album, Plus a 320kbps LAME encoded MP3 version of the album for your portable player.

Your can pre-order the album at

Autechre will also be playing the following dates in the UK and Europe :

11 Thurs UK Manchester @ Pure
12 Fri UK Birmingham @ The Rainbow
13 Sat UK Minehead @ Bloc Weekender
15 Mon UK Nottingham @ Stealth
16 Tues UK Numbers, Glasgow @ Sub Club
17 Weds UK Leeds @ The Wardrobe
18 Thurs UK Brighton @ Pavillion Theatre
19 Fri FR Lille @ Tri Postal
20 Sat FR Paris @ Locomotive
21 Sun FR Nantes @ Olympic
28 Sun SI Ljibulana @ Kino Siska
29 Mon HU Budapest @ A38
30 Tues AU Vienna @ Flex
31 Weds CZ Brno @ Fleda

02 Fri DK Copenhagen @ Concerthall
03 Sat NO Oslo @ Park Teatre
04 Sun SE Gothberg @ Nefertiti
05 Mon DK Aarhus @ Voxhall
06 Tues DE Hamburg @ Uebel & Gefährlich
07 Weds NL Amsterdam @ Melkweg
09 Fri BE Brussels @ AB (Domino Fest)
10 Sat UK London - Venue TBA

Autechre myspace
Autechre on

NEW RELEASE : Goldfrapp - new album

Goldfrapp will be releasing their next album titled Head First in March, the first single to be taken from the album, Rocket is out now.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I am pleased to announce that Retropolis with DJ Wave is now available on Mixcloud. :)

I used to listen to DJ Wave's show on FA before the station started to drift away from what attracted me to it in the first place, I have really missed the shows since then and I am happy that I will be able to listen to them on Mixcloud.

DJ Wave's shows are always informative, and always feature some hidden treasures.

You can reach the page from here or from the link on the sidebar