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Andy Bell to release remix album


Erasure singer Andy Bell is to release a remix album based on last year’s solo album Torsten The Bareback Saint. Released on September 4, Variance features nine remixes, including the radio remixes of Bell’s singles Weston-Super-Mare, I Don’t Like and Fountain Of Youth, as well as the medley of the original album which was issued [...]

King go display in Coventry

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Love And Pride hitmakers King are to be the subject of a new memorabilia exhibition at Coventry Music Museum. The display, For Live And Pride, runs from this month until December, with entry at £3. It features stage costumes, interviews with all the band’s members, several pairs of Doc Martens worn on stage plus the [...]

Culture Club return with London show announcement

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Culture Club have announced a show at Hammersmith Apollo on September 5 for the band’s first activity since last year’s reunion tour was cancelled. The arena tour, due to have featured Alison Moyet as support, was axed when Boy George required throat surgery on a vocal polyp. It was due to have been the band’s [...]

The Bluetones return for one-off tour

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The Bluetones have reunited for a one-off tour, four years after splitting in 2011. The shows mark their 20th anniversary, but the four-piece have no plans to get back together permanently, with drummer Eds Chesters now working as an osteopath and bassist Scott Morriss an illustrator living in Tokyo. A statement said: “If you miss [...]

Blancmange documentary to premiere next week


A documentary on Blancmange is to receive its London premiere next week at new gallery Lights Of Soho on July 8, with singer Neil Arthur doing a DJ set afterwards. You Keep Me Running Round And Round has already received an Award Of Merit at Los Angeles Indie Fest in 2014. The film tells the [...]


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Greek electro-pop duo Marsheaux recently took the brave decision to take on Depeche Mode’s second album A Broken Frame in its entirety and surfaced with a luscious interpretation that took the post-Vince Clarke DM sound, plunged it into the shadows and reinvigorated it with some neat modern production – a worthy winner of our ’Album of [...]

David Bowie announces exhaustive box-set


David Bowie has announced new box-set Five Years: 1969-73, which rounds up all his music from 1969’s self-titled debut album to 1973’s Pin Ups.   Out on September 25, Five Years will be the first in a series of box-sets of Bowie’s career and includes a new double-album of singles, remixes and B-sides.   The [...]

New Order announce new album Music Complete

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New Order return on September 25 with new album Music Complete, their first since 2005’s Waiting For The Sirens Call.   It’s the band’s first since signing to new label Mute last year, and their first with keyboardist Gillian Gilbert since she left the band for family reasons after 2001’s Get Ready.   It’s also [...]

Duran Duran confirm more album details and pledge backing for historic studio


Duran Duran have confirmed more details of their new album Paper Gods, which will be released on September 11. Its first single Pressure Off will be released this week. Made with previous Duran producers Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, it features guest vocals by Janelle Monae. The album was also produced by Mr Hudson and [...]

Exclusive: Duran Duran on new tour


Duran Duran have announced their new tour to coincide with their as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released this autumn. Classic Pop have interviewed the band for a major feature which will be published around the album. Discussing the tour, Simon Le Bon told us: “I’ve loved making the album, but I still feel most [...]