Happy Robots Records and The Electricity Club joined forces for TEC005 to present the reunion of ARTHUR & MARTHA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Navigation’, their only album to date. The last time ARTHUR & MARTHA played live, it was opening for WHITE TOWN.
The pair had actually been the third new act featured on The Electricity Club back in 2010, but they appeared to disappear soon after. So it was fabulous to see Adam Cresswell and Alice Hubley performing together. Continue Reading ›
Since their debut long player ‘Yr Body Is Nothing’ in 2016, Massachusetts duo BOY HARSHER have become an acclaimed cult proposition.
Their initial aloofness has mutated into the zest and ambition of the recently released ‘Careful’, a fine musical document confronting personal demons and traumas.
Beginning their London Heaven gig with foggy blocks of light, Jae Matthews on vocals and Augustus Muller on electronics built up the drama with the schizophrenic overtones of ‘A Realness’. Continue Reading ›
Whoever came up with the idea of putting TEARS FOR FEARS and ALISON MOYET together on a concert bill was a total genius!
Unsurprisingly at London’s O2 Arena, people started taking their seats early for ALISON MOYET’s eleven song opening set. Of course, the crowd were there for TEARS FOR FEARS, but there was a time ten months ago when all that was thrown into doubt due to “unforeseen health concerns” which postponed the original May 2018 tour. Continue Reading ›
'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 ›