Original Bananarama trio are back for a surprise reunion!

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Bananarama have announced a shock reunion with founder member Siobhan Fahey, who rejoins the band after leaving more than 30 years ago. Fahey left the group in 1988 and will now join Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward for a hugely-anticipated 15-date nationwide theatre tour. This will be the first time the trio ever toured together. [...]

Jamiroquai – Automaton Review

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Wnydham Wallace reviews Jamiroquai’s 8th LP Automaton, an impressive return that sees Jay Kay explore some fascinating new sonic playgrounds.   [Virgin EMI]   Most people made their mind up about Jamiroquai back in the early-90s when Jay Kay burst onto the scene, with a didgeridoo and a big fur hat, sounding like Stevie Wonder [...]

Goldfrapp – Silver Eye Review

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After the pastoral calm of 2013′s ‘Tales of Us’, Alison Goldfrapp and co-writer Will Gregory emerge from a murkier world with a sleek, sophisticated classic.    [Mute]   Not everything is at it seems The first words Alison Goldfrapp sings on Silver Eye are “You’re what I want/ You’re what I need”. In terms of [...]

BNQT – Volume 1 Review

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Wyndham Wallace reviews supergroup BNQT’s debut release Volume 1, and begs the question, “when is Volume 2 arriving?”   [Bella Union]   One thing’s certain about BNQT, a supergroup made of members of Midlake, Franz Ferdinand, Band Of Horses, Travis and Grandaddy: their default facial expression during its recording was a broad grin. Volume 1 [...]

Grandaddy – Last Place Review

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Grandaddy returns with his latest record, Last Place, and it’s one that certainly seems to have resonated with us. Wyndham Wallace reviews…   [30th Century Records]   Strictly speaking, Grandaddy are an indie band. Still, there’s something about Jason Lytle’s approach which suggests that, in another life, he’d be writing pop hits. Indeed, his choice [...]

Jack Up The 80s returns for 2017!

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Not too sexy for this party! “They’ve had Number 1’s all over the world and are another of those acts we’ve been after for several years now” said event organisers. Fred said: “We love the Isle of Wight, we first came here in 1991 as guests of the Radio 1 Roadshow. We’ve heard so many [...]

Depeche Mode – Spirit Review

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Anger is an energy! An electrified, empowered Depeche Mode deliver a sermon packed with indignation at the state of the world today…   [Columbia Records]   Wherever you stand in the post-Brexit, post-Trump (possibly literally by the time you read this), post-facts era, one thing’s certain: the world hasn’t felt this messed up in decades. [...]

New Prince EP disappears from iTunes after lawsuit

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A judge has ruled in favour of the recent lawsuit against producer George Ian Boxhill, the man behind the forthcoming Prince EP. Boxhill allegedly signed a confidentiality agreement that stated all of his work with Prince “would remain Prince’s sole and exclusive property,” and as a result the lawsuit, which was filed by Paisley Park [...]

Let’s Rock Bristol returns with an exciting new format!

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Let’s Rock Bristol, The UK’s Favourite RETRO Festival takes place at Ashton Court Bristol on the weekend of the 2nd – 4th June. This year sees an exciting new format with an all-80s Saturday and a new all-90s Sunday! Classic Pop has teamed up with Let’s Rock to offer one lucky winner a pair of [...]

Walled Garden Music Fest Building To New Heights

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ABC, Embrace, Howard Jones, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, and Jennifer Paige are among names for 2017 event. Get your tickets here: walledgardenmusicfest.co.uk One of the finest new additions to the boutique festival circuit, the delightful Walled Garden Music Fest, has unveiled the star-packed line-up for its third year, with an array of chart-topping acts. This [...]