They took their time but now Depeche Mode and Columbia Records have revealed the title, track listing, cover image and so forth for the new, 13th studio album. [more...]
We turn our eyes to Mike Whyte in London who has completed his Best of 2012 list.
One of last year’s favourite albums of many Release Magazine readers (and writers) was the debut of Icelandic duo Legend; “Fearless”. Their blend of dark sonic imagery and classic pop harmonies makes their music suitable for both alt rock fans and pop enthusiasts. Peter Marchione had a chat with front figure Krummi Björgvinsson. [more...]
The Oslo KOMA Festival on June 20-22 has so far announed 28 live acts, among them Leather Strip, Winterkaelte, Xotox, Kant Kino, Unter Null, Faderhead, Ambassador 21, Heimataerde, Kopfer Kat, Painbastard, Essence of Mind and Kiew. And more acts will be added. They will perform on 3 stages during 3 sweaty summer days.
This February, Montréal based electronic outfit Men Without Hats embark on their first European tour in 20 years. The tour starts in London on Friday and include Memmingen, Ingolstadt, Vienna, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hannover, Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Malmö and a final date in Release’s hometown Gothenburg on the 16th. [more...]
The Best of 2012 list from Mikael Kahrle, editor-in-chief of Release Magazine, is up, complete with Spotify links and a Spotify playlist.
Fredrik “Schlatta” Svensson went to Düsseldorf to watch some of Kraftwerk’s 10 3D full album concerts in their own hometown. He came back with an interesting, detailed report, set lists and photos. He also met 3 out of 4 Kraftwerk members.