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 ›
AFTERHERE are Berenice Scott and Glenn Gregory. Gregory is best known as the front man of HEAVEN 17 while Scott is a singer/ songwriter who is also the Sheffield electronic pioneers’ live keyboardist; she joined their concert set-up in 2011 while releasing her most recent solo album ‘Polarity’ in 2014.
As well as HEAVEN 17, the pair have also been part of HOLY HOLY. What began as a platform for soundtrack work eventually mutated into songs for their debut album 'Addict'. Continue Reading ›
‘Non Stop Electronic Cabaret’ hosted by music and culture blog Cold War Night Life was an event where quality prevailed over quantity, the sold-out show featuring an esteemed international line-up comprising of RATIONAL YOUTH, PAGE and PSYCHE was rammed from the minute that the opening act took to the stage of The Islington.
The Electricity Club often goes on about how the best electronic music events are curated by electronic music fans and Cold War Night Life did it again. Continue Reading ›
SOFT CELL’s final concert really was a wild celebration and an explosion of feelings!
London’s O2 Arena was where everyone wanted to be as luminaries such as Claudia Brücken, Rusty Egan, Jarvis Cocker, Mark Moore, Mark White, David Walliams and Andy Fletcher made the special trip, along with nearly 20,000 people from all parts of the globe. It has been an unbelievable journey of ups and downs and ups for Marc Almond and Dave Ball. Continue Reading ›
Wacky and wondrous, young Norwich duo LET’S EAT GRANDMA gave a refreshing sign at London’s Heaven that the anti-X Factor generation really does exist!
Comprising of Rosa Walton (vocals, keyboards + guitar) and Jenny Hollingworth (vocals, keyboards, recorder + sax), the pair met as 4 year olds at school. Often acting as if they were twins, their "experimental sludge pop" was showcased via their appropriately titled debut album ‘I, Gemini’, a work crammed with vivid imagination. Continue Reading ›