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The Lilac Time banish sadness


The Lilac Time return on April 6 with new album No Sad Songs. It’s the trio’s first new album since 2007’s Runout Groove and the first since 2001’s Lilac6 to be released under the band’s original name, rather than as “Stephen Duffy And The Lilac Time”. The 10 songs were whittled down from 20 recorded [...]

The The return with Hyena soundtrack


(photo: Johanna Saint Michales) The The release new album Hyena on March 6, the soundtrack to writer-director Gerard Johnson’s new police drama starring Peter Ferdinando and Stephen Graham. The 20-track album is the third to be released on The The mainman Matt Johnson’s film soundtrack label Cineola, following Tony in 2010 and 2012’s Moonbug. Tony [...]

Kylie, Grace Jones, Chic for Hyde Park concert

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Kylie is to headline Hyde Park on June 21 for a Barclaycard British Summer Time concert. Grace Jones and Chic are also on the bill for the concert, with tickets going on sale at 9am on Friday from   “I’m so excited to perform at Hyde Park this summer,” said Kylie. “I have great [...]

X Marks the spot for Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Marc Almond


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 make their albums extra special


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 [...]

OMD to headline all three Rewind festivals

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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


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 [...] Buyers Day


On Saturday the 24th January 2015, the buyers will be holding a buying day at our offices in the Sohost Building 8 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PH. From 10:30am and 3pm, no appointment necessary. call 01474 815 099 or 07711 378 230 or email Check the site here for more info and a [...]

Reload festival announces first names


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 [...]

Time to Pretend


The Pretenders’ first eight albums are being compiled into a self-titled box-set. Released on February 16, the box-set takes in the band’s albums from 1979’s self-titled debut to 1999’s Viva El Amor, with a wealth of B-sides, live songs and demos across the albums alongside DVDs for each album featuring TV appearances from shows such [...]