Stephen Morris is best known as the drummer of JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER. Together with Ian Curtis, Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner, JOY DIVISION had released just one album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in June 1979 before the untimely death of Curtis in May 1980.
‘Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist Volume 1’ is part memoir, part aural history. It naturally also gives a first-hand account on the myth and haunting legacy of JOY DIVISION Continue Reading ›
With no publicity photos, no gigs, and only one interview, the mysteriously anonymous combo GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS provoked intrigue and head scratching in equal measures.
There was a planned series of limited edition releases under the concept of ‘Transmissions From The Glass Factory’. But in 2019 with nothing left to say or do, the remaining recordings from the sessions have now been issued as a six track mini-album as an adieu to GIRL ONE & THE GREASE GUNS. Continue Reading ›
“Pop. What else?” is the mission statement of Athens trio SOMEONE WHO ISN'T ME.
Also known as S.W.I.M. by those who find that a bit of a mouthful, the feisty threesome of Marilena Orfanou, Maria Hatzakou and Gina Dimakopoulou swear by analogue sounds, toy synths, chaotic guitars, fake strings, and off-beat rhythms complimented by deep voices in English and Greek.
The new single ‘Pinku’ comes over an interesting snarly mix of TR/ST and KITE crossed with NEW ORDER. Continue Reading ›
Like THE SOFT MOON meeting THE CURE, Istanbul-based JAKUZI made an impression within the local underground art movement, addressing the sort of personal psychological and mental health issues not known for public discussion in Turkish society.
Crossing haunting synth sounds with guitars for some moody electronically assisted gothic rock, their recently released second album entitled 'Hata Payı' is a concept record of sorts dealing with the acceptance of community and oneself. Continue Reading ›
Coming over like the love child of Richard Butler and Neil Tennant, James Knights has been making synthwaves with sparkly Britalo! Shiny disco pop is what his KNIGHT$ alter-ego is all about.
Combining the melodic Italo Disco spirit of SAVAGE and RAF with British exponents of the form such as PET SHOP BOYS and NEW ORDER, 'Dollars & Cents' is a joyous ray of sunshine. ‘Dollars & Cents’ is a very immediate electronic pop record Continue Reading ›