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In Praise of… The Nits

  They’ve never had a hit single in the UK (or the US, for that matter), and this weekend sees their first London gig at a major venue (and just their third UK gig ever). But none of that really matters because pop doesn’t get more curiously classic than the Netherlands’ The Nits. The sound of [...]

‘Evolution Of Friars’ Exhibiton

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The Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury is now hosting ‘The Evolution Of Friars’ exhibition that features rare posters, photos and memorabilia from the Friars club archive. The exhibition runs until 5th July. Both Howard Jones’s original rig and one of Toyah’s original costumes will be on display along with some other iconic pop memorabilia from [...]

Spandau Ballet Announce First North American Show Since 1985


In a statement recently released on their website, Spandau Ballet have announced their first live date in North America in nearly thirty years. The official announcement on the Spandau Ballet site reads: “Gary, Martin, Tony, Steve and John will return to the United States to perform for the first time in 28 years this March [...]

Who Will Win The Brit Awards Tonight?

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Nokia MixRadio are predicting that David Bowie and boyband One Direction will win big at the BRIT Awards 2014 tonight. Nokia MixRadio reveals its predictions based on the “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” feature from their Brit Award-based playlists decided upon by Nokia MixRadio’s team of  music experts – playlists include Best of BRITS and [...]

Tears For Fears Cover Animal Collective!!

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Tears For Fears are in the studio recording new material for their first studio album in ten years, due for releases in 2014. Recent somewhat surprising covers include Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” and Hot Chip’s “And I Was A Boy From School,”and now they’ve taken on Animal Collective’s electronic gem “My Girls.” Check out [...]

Lets Rock! Light Up The Summer


Let’s Rock! return this summer with its strongest festival line-up yet across four events set to take place in Cookham, Bristol, Leeds and Southampton. Let’s Rock! Cookham features a huge line-up of iconic ‘80s artists that includes 
Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, ABC, Alexander O’Neal, Then Jerico, Chas & Dave and Dr. & the Medics -  [...]

Rewind Festival Announce LIne-Up!


Rewind – The World’s Biggest 80s Festival is back for its sixth consecutive year from Friday 15th August – Sunday 17th August 2014 at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames.                                 The festival is set to draw in excess of 40,000 music-lovers [...]

Classic Pop Issue 9 On Sale Now!


The new issue of Classic Pop is out now! In Issue 9 of Classic Pop we celebrate the anniversary of Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s arrival on the music scene with the definitive story of the band’s shortlived but controversial career. We also have more incredible features, exclusive interviews, the latest pop news and new CD, [...]

Erasure – Make It Wonderful


Erasure release a brand new single, Make It Wonderful, on 24 February 2014. The new single, out on CD and download, includes mixes from Bright Light Bright Light, aka Welsh born London singer Rod Thomas; Oxford’s Chad Valley; production duo Koishii and Hush, who have teamed up with DJ / producer Noel Sanger and Morlando, [...]

50th Anniversary Of Dr Who

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The BBC celebrates 50 years of Dr. Who this year and that infamous Delia Derbyshire soundtrack Anyone wishing to learn more about Derbyshire’s pioneering work should check out this great documentary too… Visit the BBC Dr Who website for more info!