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Category: Live Reports (page 1 of 39)

STOLEN Lockdown Live From Chengdu

With the release of their excellent breakthrough album ‘Fragment’ on MFS in Autumn 2018, STOLEN solidified their position leading the new generation of Chinese artists combining East and West. Having already done so in Europe, STOLEN were due to open for NEW ORDER again in Spring 2020 in Japan but with the escalating corona crisis, these dates along with an extensive tour of China were cancelled and the band was forced into lockdown for over six weeks. Continue Reading ›

On Tour with SOFTWAVE

As highly respected veterans with a career of over four decades and still able to fill concert theatres around the world, OMD have used their position and earned a fine reputation for providing opportunities to fledging electronic pop acts to shine in front of a sympathetic audience. The latest beneficiary has been the Danish synthpop couple SOFTWAVE who were accorded the honour of opening for OMD during the Scandinavian leg of their 2020 ‘Souvenir’ greatest hits tour. Continue Reading ›

MIDGE URE + TINY MAGNETIC PETS The 1980 Tour Live in Northampton

For Midge Ure, it would be an understatement to say that ‘The 1980 Tour’ has been a success. Focussing on the VISAGE and ULTRAVOX material that was released in what could be considered as the Year Zero in the synthesizer career of Midge Ure, he has been thrilling audiences what they have long desired… solo live renditions of some of best electronic pop of the Synth Britannia era, with the diminutive Glaswegian playing electric guitar AND synths! Continue Reading ›

LAU NAU + VILE ELECTRODES Live at Cecil Sharp House

Considered very much as the spiritual home of English traditional music, the Cecil Sharp House was named after the founding father of the folk song revival who gathered thousands of tunes from rural England to archive for future generations. It might have been an unusual place for the synth friendly Cold War Night Life to host an event to explore the potential of the modular synthesizer, but then this wasn’t just any old normal gig. Continue Reading ›

S.P.O.C.K Live at Slimelight

S.P.O.C.K beamed down to London to mark 25 years of Steve Weeks as a resident DJ at Slimelight, the world’s longest running alternative-dark scene nightclub. However, a transporter malfunction meant that their Federation uniforms ended up in Copenhagen. It had already been traumatic time for the landing party of Android, Val Solo and Yo-Mann, what with the UK leaving the EU and cavity checks by hand now in place at the border instead of swift tricorder readings. Continue Reading ›

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