'Falling In Love With Sadness' by EMIKA is a wonderful bittersweet musical rhapsody laced with Bohemian melancholy. Deep and thoughtful, it captures an array of enticing melodic textures with an inherent gloominess that paradoxically is EMIKA’s most synthpop statement, yet is a glorious sonic exploration into sadness and the human psyche. With plans to take the record out of the road, EMIKA gave a taster of what may be to come with a special concert at the Apple Store in London. Continue Reading ›
A graduate of the London College Of Printing, photographer Peter Ashworth created some of the most iconic images from New Romantic and beyond.
His photographs adorned albums covers such as the debut long player by VISAGE, SOFT CELL ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’, ASSOCIATES ‘Sulk’, EURYTHMICS ‘In The Garden’, DEAD OR ALIVE ‘Sophisticated Boom-Boom’, ADAM & THE ANTS ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, TINA TURNER ‘Private Dancer’ and many more. Continue Reading ›
It’s interesting to think that when Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris were in their 20s, NEW ORDER gigs would be around three quarters of an hour but with both now in their 60s, the band are onstage for close to 2 hours and 20 minutes!
The pair with younger founder member Gillian Gilbert and new recruits Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman played their only UK gig of 2018 at London’s Alexandra Palace and delivered a superb show that acknowledged their history. Continue Reading ›
While their first album was released in 2010, it’s only been in the last three years that TINY MAGNETIC PETS have truly picked up audience momentum.
Undertaking their first headlining ‘Here Comes The Noise’ tour, also on board was Happy Robots label mate RODNEY CROMWELL and especially for the London date at Water Rats in Kings Cross, post-punk balladeers CULT WITH NO NAME. Continue Reading ›
JOHN CARPENTER's career as a film maker has run parallel to that as a musician allowing him to have control over not only the visual in his movies but also the audible too. In fact, a look at his IMDB listing shows his credits under "Soundtrack” are almost double the number of credits for "Director".
And so to legendary Glasgow Barrowlands. It was always going to be a strange offering, given the sort of music being performed and the potential audience this would attract. Continue Reading ›