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Category: Reviews (page 3 of 123)

RRUSSELL BELL Like-A-Human EP

It’s been a long time coming but one-time Numan guitarist and sideman Richard Russell Bell releases his first EP ‘Like-A-Human’. The title song could easily be retitled “Like-A-Numan”, with Bell adopting the verbal mannerisms of the former Gary John Webb in a touching homage that will be enjoyed by long-standing card carrying Numanoids. Meanwhile on guitar, Bell turns into Robert Fripp! Continue Reading ›

TR/ST The Destroyer – 1

Since releasing ‘Joyland’, TR/ST’s second album in 2014, mainman Robert Alfons has relocated from Toronto to work in southern Ontario and Los Angeles. An ambitious two volume work, ‘The Destroyer’ sees Alfons reunite with debut long player collaborator Maya Postepski, who co-wrote and co-produced six of this project’s songs. “My first two records were put out so close to one another that I think of them as one” said Alfons on the reasoning for the new two part work Continue Reading ›

ANDY BELL Torsten In Queereteria

As described by Andy Bell himself, Torsten has been “the biggest challenge of (his) career so far”. Having released solo projects before, 2014 saw the birth of an age-defying polysexual in a stage production that bent genres and shook values, shocking as well as eliciting love and empathy towards the wounded figure of a hedonistic individual who endlessly looks for love and acceptance. And now Torsten returns ‘In Queereteria’... Continue Reading ›

SOFTWAVE Game On

Since their debut EP ‘Together Alone’ in 2016, Danish duo SOFTWAVE have been gaining momentum with well-received live performances and endorsements from luminaries such as one-time member of THE HUMAN LEAGUE Jo Callis and former Numan sideman Chris Payne. And now sees the release of the couple’s debut long player with a declaration that it’s all now ‘Game On’.  Continue Reading ›

HOWARD JONES Hero In Your Eyes

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his debut album ‘Humans Lib’ and with a promise that he will be “bringing a lot of synths”, HOWARD JONES will be touring UK theatres this May. The tour will also see the launch of his brand new album ‘Transform’, his first since 2015’s ‘Engage’ multi-media project. A practicing Buddhist for over 20 years, the album’s concept outlines “the idea that if we want to change the world for the benefit of everyone, first we have to start with ourselves.” Continue Reading ›

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