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Lost & Found

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Lost and Found is our regular journey into a world of music that, we feel, has been forgotten about over the years by either the media, the music business or the world at large. We’re talking about classic, pivotal, important records that – by and large – never get radio airplay or have never been [...]

Classic Pop Issue 12 Out Now!

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Issue 12 of Classic Pop is out now! Classic Pop 12 tracks back to the moment on-stage at the MTV Awards that Madonna staked her claim to superstardom and celebrates 30 years since the global hit album that followed. Buy now for just £4.99 (+p&p) – or buy the app edition for £3.99/$5.99 or the desktop/Android version Other highlights [...]

Lets Rock Southampton is this weekend…

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If you haven’t yet made it to a Lets Rock event this year, then firstly ‘why not?’ and secondly – don’t fret!! – there is still time to get your tickets to Lets Rock Southampton this weekend – our highly excitable listings ed. writes. With a fabulous line-up that includes Billy Ocean, Bananarama, Howard Jones, ABC, Go [...]

Erasure reemerge…

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Vince and Andy are gearing up for a new album, and a new tour. The Violet Flame is now available for pre-order via PledgeMusic. “By ordering your copy of the album here, you’ll gain access to exclusive bonus content, video clips, competitions and much more,” they say, “all of which will be exclusive to you. [...]

Jaki Graham at the Hippodrome

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Jaki Graham was the biggest-selling black British Female solo artist of the Eighties – fact! Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? Round and Around!* She’s set to celebrate 30 years in the music business with a one-off “soul and Motown” show at the London Hippodrome on Friday 01 August. More details here: www.jaki-graham.com *Breaking [...]

The Tour of Synthetic Delights

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Heaven 17 and Blancmange have announced a joint tour for October, which was dreamed up at our Synthpop Summit earlier this year. Issue Ten’s round-table was the first time Heaven 17′s Glenn Gregory and Blancmange’s Neil Arthur had sat and had a cup of tea and catch-up for some years. They’d played a one-off date [...]

The Return of the Smalltown Boy

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In case you haven’t heard it yet, Jimmy Somerville has released a new version of Smalltown Boy, to celebrate the single’s 30th anniversary. We were the first to break the news on our Facebook page, but then Smalltown Boy was voted our No. 1 synthop single back in Issue Ten. Jimmy calls this rendition a [...]

Exclusive: Braque covers Everything But The Girl

EXCLUSIVE video!! Check out this soulful cover of the classic Everything but the Girl track “Missing” – taken from the upcoming ‘V1ces EP’ by Braque. Braque is a UK (London) based multi instrumentalist, writer and producer. Definitely one to watch…   Multi instrumentalist, writer and producer, Braque is based in London and is part of [...]

Dr Calculus Vs. The KLF

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We’ve had lots of great feedback on this issue’s extensive interview with Stephen Duffy.  We even received an email from Roger Freeman, Duffy’s partner-in-crime as Dr Calculus mdma. “The KLF got all their ideas for the Chill Out album from our album, Designer Beatnik as Dr Calculus mdma,” Roger reckons.  And he could be on [...]

Ellie Goulding: on red carpets and album #3

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Following our chat with Sophie Ellis-Bextor in issue 12, our exclusive interviews with new artists at the height of classic modern pop continues this issue with Ellie Goulding. She tells us about the “wonderfully bizarre” world of touring with Katy Perry, her plans for UK festival dates this summer, the sideways change in direction from [...]