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David J on his new LP “An Eclipse of Ships”, SXSW and his favourite apps

David J on his new LP “An Eclipse of Ships”, SXSW and his favourite apps… David J, godfather of goth and founding member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, chats about the inspiration behind his new solo album, “An Eclipse … Continue reading

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Robert Smith explains recent comments about upcoming LP “4:14 Scream”

Some information has been leaking out recently about the Cure’s (probable) upcoming LP “4:14 Scream”.  And not leaked in a kind of Government-leaking-it-out-officially-and-organised way, but an old school kind of un-guarded comments kind of way.  Apparently. Robert Smith has made some … Continue reading

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The Guardian’s lazy review of the the Cure live, and Robert Smith’s responses

This is a bit of a shocker from the Grauniad.  Complaining about the length of a three hour Cure set is like complaining about France being too French.  Lucky she didn’t go to the gig in Mexico on Smith’s 50th birthday … Continue reading

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Review of the Cure live at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Here’s a review of the first of two of the Cure’s recent live shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust, at the fantastic Royal Albert Hall ion London. Last night The Cure played the first of two shows at Royal Albert … Continue reading

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“My wife’s awesome record collection: The Birthday Party, Prayers on Fire”

This made me chuckle… Hillary pulls a stack of records from our Ikea shelf. She’s purposefully picked from the area of her taste that doesn’t cross into our indie rock Venn Diagram. The top record is the Birthday Party’s “Prayers … Continue reading

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Paul Ferguson – “I’ve heard of a post regarding Geordie and a fire extinguisher”

Huh? Big Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke says… I’ve heard talk of a post regarding Geordie and a fire extinguisher incident. I’ve seen a few responses so I thought I’d throw my thoughts into the ring. After all, I was … Continue reading

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Jaz Coleman announces “Orchestrated Nirvana, a Requiem for Kurt Cobain”

Jaz Coleman, the Killing Joke front man, has announced “Orchestrated Nirvana, a Requiem for Kurt Cobain”, and started up a Facebook page. Jaz has a long and esteemed history of composing classic pieces, most recently his second symphony – “the” Island … Continue reading

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Peter Murphy announces live DVD celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus

Peter Murphy is a busy man!  New LP “Lion” in June (tracklisting), preceded by a single “Hang Up” in April (video), and he has now announced a DVD of live Bauhaus material  from his recent tour. This is being funded via … Continue reading

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Peter Murphy’s new single “Hang Up” – video & release date

Peter Murphy has announced the first single from his forthcoming LP “Lion” (track listing & release dates). Peter Murphy is sick of you being on your goddamn phone all the time. In fact, the former Bauhaus frontman commands you to hang … Continue reading

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Peter Murphy’s new album “Lion” tracklisting and release date

Peter Murphy’s new LP “Lion”, produced by Youth from Killing Joke, has a release date and track listing. Peter Murphy returns with brand-new music late this spring as he releases his much-anticipated 10th album Lion, an 11-track collection produced by Killing … Continue reading

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