Preview – Visage

The summer always tends to be a bit quiet for new releases, which gives us a chance to roll back a few months and pick up some of the things we missed at the time. Here’s a great one, from January – Visage, with their latest compilation The Wild Life: The Best of Extended Versions and Remixes 1978 to 2015. Sounds fantastic!

Preview – Visage

Here are a couple of sentences that I never thought I’d write. Following the sad and untimely death of Steve Strange earlier this year, Visage have now released their final album Demons to Diamonds. Here’s Clubscene:

Chart for stowaways – 4 July 2015

It will take a couple of weeks to catch up, but here’s the first of the new rejigged albums charts:

  1. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
  2. Leftfield – Alternative Light Source
  3. Camouflage – Greyscale
  4. MG – MG
  5. Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
  6. The Other Two – The Other Two & You
  7. Visage – Visage
  8. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
  9. Various Artists – Gri Balkon – I Had a Dream
  10. The All Seeing I – Pickled Eggs & Sherbet

Music for the Masses 31 – 9 February 2005

It’s always a pleasure to be able to hide the odd nine-minute gem in the middle of a radio show, such as the brilliant Virus Mix of Everything But The Girl‘s Lullaby of Clubland. Surprisingly, the webcam shows me looking relaxed in the extreme.

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Show 31: Wed 9 Feb 2005, from 6:05pm-8:00pm

Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Massive Attack.

  • The Grid – Heartbeat
  • Trance Atlantic Air-Waves – Chase
  • Sylver – Take Me Back
  • The Human League – Love Me Madly?
  • Everything But The Girl – Lullaby of Clubland (Virus Mix)
  • The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
  • Inspiral Carpets – Saturn 5
  • Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
  • Camouflage – The Great Commandment
  • Visage – Fade to Grey
  • Pet Shop Boys – How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? (Ragga Zone Remix)
  • The Orb – Once More
  • Massive Attack – Karmacoma
  • Mirwais feat. Craig Wedren – Miss You
  • Lemon Jelly – The Slow Train
  • Moby – Lift Me Up
  • Mylo – Destroy Rock and Roll
  • Ron Grainer – Doctor Who Theme
  • Massive Attack – Butterfly Caught (Paul Daley Remix)
  • Kings of Convenience – Know-How

Chart for stowaways – 20 June 2015

It’s still number two, it’s still the Chart for stowaways! Here are this week’s albums:

  1. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
  2. Camouflage – Greyscale
  3. MG – MG
  4. Erlend Øye – Legao
  5. The Other Two – The Other Two & You
  6. Visage – Visage
  7. Sparks – Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat
  8. The All Seeing I – Pickled Eggs & Sherbet
  9. Alpinestars – BASIC
  10. Various Artists – Gri Balkon – I Had a Dream

Preview – Visage

This is the last of our belated previews for now – it came out about a month ago. After a fairly short and questionable career, Visage disappeared from the public eye for a very long time, but are now back with a new single called Dreamer I Know from an album called Hearts and Knives.

More surprisingly, it’s actually quite good. OK, it owes a lot to Duran Duran, but even so…

Live – July 2013

Here are five of the most interesting live acts touring in the next few months, including some Very Big Artists…

The Human League

Already well established as a slightly retro but extremely good live act, The League are visiting Leicester, London, Tynemouth, Tatton Park, and Bingley in the coming weeks. What they’re not doing is going to the USA, as the dates there have suffered the fate of their recent Aussie tour and been cancelled.

Full list of dates at Songkick


El Perro del Mar

A Swedish pop singer who I saw perform a few years back and was very impressed by, the unusually named Horse of the Sea can be found performing at home in Sweden, Germany, and the UK.

Full list of dates at Songkick


New Order

Well, two or three of them at least. Coming up across the USA and Canada over the next couple of months.

Full list of dates at Songkick



Back out of the 1980s, and hopefully doing Fade to Grey at least once per show, Visage can be found in the next few weeks around the UK.

Full list of dates at Songkick


Depeche Mode

To be found pretty much everywhere over the next few months, including: Italy; Czech Republic; Poland; Lithuania; Belarus; USA; Canada; USA again; UAE; UK; Ireland; UK again; France; Germany; Denmark; Germany again; Netherlands; Norway; Spain; France again; Belgium; UK again; France again; Germany again; Slovakia; Austria; Czech Republic again; etc etc etc.

Full list of dates at Songkick