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BLANCMANGE Mindset

‘Mindset’ is the ninth full length BLANCMANGE long player of new material since their return in 2011 with ‘Blanc Burn’. It is also the third BLANCMANGE album to be released in 2020 after the ‘Nil By Mouth 2’ instrumental collection and the ‘Waiting Room (Volume 1)’ outtakes compendium. As with recent albums, it is co-produced by Benge and Neil Arthur continues to give his morose take on the world Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: SCARLET SOHO In Cold Blood

Released in February 2015, ‘In Cold Blood’ was the third and so far final album by SCARLET SOHO. ‘In Cold Blood’ looked set to be SCARLET SOHO’s breakthrough from the underground to a wider audience. James Knights and Scarlet got together again to reminisce about the making of 'In Cold Blood' with The Electricity Club and how it is a lost jewel awaiting rediscovery. Continue Reading ›

FLORIAN SCHNEIDER 1947 – 2020

Florian Schneider, co-founder of KRAFTWERK has sadly passed away at the age of 73 after a period of critical illness. Florian Schneider studied at the Academy of Arts in Remscheid where he met Ralf Hütter in 1968 during a jazz improvisation course. He was a true innovator who can rightly be called a legend for his part presenting an intelligent alternative to rock ‘n’ roll via KRAFTWERK’s concept for industrielle Volksmusik. Continue Reading ›

ZACHERY ALLAN STARKEY Fear City

With two albums ‘DIY’ and ‘Hard Power’ already under his belt, Zachery Allan Starkey was invited to open for NEW ORDER during their ‘Music Complete’ tour in North America in 2016. Starkey has described his new record 'Fear City' as being about “nightlife, darkness, the opiate epidemic, current political/economic fears, and uncertainties/anxiety caused by the rise of right wing politics around the world”. Continue Reading ›

BLACK NAIL CABARET Gods Verging On Sanity

BLACK NAIL CABARET have been steadily climbing the synth ladder since their now famous dark version of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and the sophomore breakthrough 'Harry Me Marry Me Bury Me Bite Me', through the superb ‘Dichromat’ and its follow-up ‘Pseudopop’. Growing in confidence and really honing onto their style and sleek sound, the Hungarian duo of Emese Illes-Arvai and her husband Kristzian have recently signed to Dependent. Continue Reading ›

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