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Simple Minds returns with new album in February: ‘Walk Between Worlds’ – listen to the trailer

On February 2nd 2018 Simple Minds will release their newest album ‘Walk Between Worlds’. The studio album is the follow-up to the 2014 released “Big Music” and the 2016 release “Acoustic” which had re-recorded acoustic versions of their biggest hits. The new album “Walk Between Worlds” counts 11 tracks and was recorded at the Abbey Road Studio and was produced by the band together with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg. The Scottish band itself describes it as an oldschool album including eurosynths which you could already hear on “Empires And Dances” or “Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call”, with further tracks going into a more comptemporate direction. You can order it already right here on vinyl, as a deluxe version, or as download. Here’s an album teaser:

Click Interviewʼ with Friends Of Alice Ivy: ‘We Operate Very Much On Instinct’

Australian duo Kylie (vocals) and Amps (instruments, programming) were previously involved in Ostia. They next moved on with Friends Of Alice And Ivy. This new band deals with multiple influences such as ethereal, neo-classic, experimental, electronics ao. The music reflects a very own approach resulting in artistic productions. They recently self-released a kind of mini-album entitled “The Last Days Of Fenwyck” confirming their great talent. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Friends Of Alice Ivy is already active for a couple of years now and has been set up after your involvement with Ostia, right? How did you come to set up this new project and what have been the main purposes?  Amps: Yes, that’s right. We have actually been working as Friends Of Alice Ivy for a good ten years now (time flies!). We started working on Friends Of Alice Ivy before Ostia’s last EP (cf. “Between Two Cities” in 2007). It really came about because we felt that Ostia had really run its course and we knew that we still wanted to make music in a slightly different format. Ostia was very much guitar-driven and we wanted to experiment with a more neo-classical sound and use more string-led instrumentation such as harps and […]

Click Interviewʼ with Friends Of Alice Ivy: ‘We Operate Very Much On Instinct’

Australian duo Kylie (vocals) and Amps (instruments, programming) were previously involved in Ostia. They next moved on with Friends Of Alice And Ivy. This new band deals with multiple influences such as ethereal, neo-classic, experimental, electronics ao. The music reflects a very own approach resulting in artistic productions. They recently self-released a kind of mini-album entitled “The Last Days Of Fenwyck” confirming their great talent. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Friends Of Alice Ivy is already active for a couple of years now and has been set up after your involvement with Ostia, right? How did you come to set up this new project and what have been the main purposes?  Amps: Yes, that’s right. We have actually been working as Friends Of Alice Ivy for a good ten years now (time flies!). We started working on Friends Of Alice Ivy before Ostia’s last EP (cf. “Between Two Cities” in 2007). It really came about because we felt that Ostia had really run its course and we knew that we still wanted to make music in a slightly different format. Ostia was very much guitar-driven and we wanted to experiment with a more neo-classical sound and use more string-led instrumentation such as harps and […]

Amanda Palmer releases Pink Floyd cover, music video “dedicated to the current administration”

 
Amanda Palmer has released an emotionally charged and visually striking video for her plaintive cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother.” Palmer enlisted a tribe of women, from director Jordan Rathus and choreographer Coco Karolspins to fellow musicians Zoë Keating and Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) to create her vision of a dystopian fable […]

Mark Jackson departs from VNV Nation

VNV Nation as we know it is no more. The band has announced that England born Mark Jackson is no longer part of the band which makes VNV Nation an all Irish project now. Says Harris: “As the years pass, life and situations inevitably change. After a long and fruitful working relationship, Mark Jackson will no longer be a part of VNV Nation and will be leaving to pursue other paths in life.” Mark’s role as live drummer with VNV Nation began in the 90s, when the band started performing as a live duo. Ronan furthermore adds: “My passion and commitment to VNV Nation will continue as ever.” A new VNV Nation album is underway though. Don’t forget that “Empires”, is being released on vinyl as well. There are 2 versions available, a black one (which you can order right here) and a clear vinyl one (available right here). Mark originates from Essex, England and worked as a Software developer, internet programmer and web designer for CompuServe, MSN and Microsoft. He played drums and keyboards as part of the electronic duo Manzero (1991–1993) and was vocalist and front-man for Faith Regime (1993–1995) before becoming a full-time musician with VNV Nation […]

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