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DEPECHE MODE Live at Glasgow Barrowlands

It can’t be easy being DEPECHE MODE, the sheer weight of expectation for everything they do from their devoted fan base must sit heavy at times, a fact evidenced by the diminishing returns on recent albums, the latest ‘Spirit’ included.

As someone that remembers them as fresh faced poppets wielding synths without a drummer in sight at venues smaller than the average arena green room, it was with some fascination I approached the show at Glasgow Barrowlands.More inside ›

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Synthpop Goes Berlin – Day 1

Located a short walk from Eberswalder Straße U-Bahn, the Kesselhaus venue is situated in the heart of the Kulturbrauerei.

The venue’s industrial aesthetic was perfect for a weekend’s festival of electronic music and certainly made a pleasant change to what would have been the UK’s equivalent, the increasingly grimy Electrowerkz! The line-up over the Synthpop Goes Berlin weekend was an interesting one.More inside ›

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BLUE ZOO + B-MOVIE Live at Dingwalls

London’s Dingwalls played host to a fabulous double header. The colourful BLUE ZOO, managed by the JAPAN and WHAM! svengali Simon Napier-Bell, achieved a No13 hit with ‘Cry Boy Cry’ in 1982.

Meanwhile, despite having appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ alongside DEPECHE MODE, SOFT CELL, BLANCMANGE and THE THE, the Stevo managed B-MOVIE were sadly unable to secure a major chart entry, despite being on the cusp with the magnificent singles ‘Nowhere Girl and ‘Remembrance Day’.More inside ›

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HANNAH PEEL Live at St Leonard’s Church

hannah-peel-shoreditch-church-01HANNAH PEEL launched her acclaimed second album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ with an emotional live presentation in the heart of London.

Only a stone’s throw from her basement studio where most of the album was recorded, St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch was the setting for an event to raise awareness of the effects of memory loss and dementia.

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TEC004 featuring MARSHEAUX, KID KASIO + RODNEY CROMWELL

tec004-johnnewstead-005Following the very successful TEC003 event in 2014 with VILE ELECTRODES, SPEAK & SPELL plus guests including Mark Reeder and Sarah Blackwood, The Electricity Club went back on the road with their latest event TEC004.

In front of an audience that had gathered from as far as Switzerland,

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