Sigue Sigue Sputnik singer Neal X has formed a new band, The Montecristos, who release their debut album Born To Rock N Roll on March 26. The six-piece features Emma Goss (double bass), Gemma B (trumpet), Hugh Wilkinson (drums) and saxophonists Sophie Freeman and Orlando La Rose. X said: “I’m still totally head over leopard-print [...]
The Specials’ two albums are being reissued on March 30, alongside The Special AKA’s album In The Studio. The expanded editions are the first time that founder songwriter and keyboardist Jerry Dammers has given his approval to anything surrounding the band since the rest of the line-up reformed without Dammers’ involvement in 2007. Each remastered [...]
Rewind festival has announced the line-up for its three events this summer, with OMD headlining at all three. Also playing at each festival are Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle and Kim Wilde. Rewind Scotland at Perth Scone Palace on July 24-26 adds Thompson Twins singer Tom Bailey as a headliner, after Bailey made his return to playing [...]
Issue 15 of Classic Pop is out now! In this issue of Classic Pop we speak to ‘Godfather Of Synth-pop’ Gary Numan about the Eighties, his filmic new album and life living in the USA … PLUS: More exclusive interviews with China Crisis, Paul Heaton, Andy Partridge, Susan Ann Sulley and Russel Mulcahy, The Lowdown [...]
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Reload festival has announced its first names for its line-up at Norwich’s Norfolk Showground for September 11-13. Jimmy Somerville, Level 42, The Boomtown Rats and M-People all play, while UB40 trio Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro reunite to headline. Billy Ocean also plays, having starred at 2014’s festival. Somerville releases his new album Homage [...]
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