UK synthpop veterans OMD have cancelled the remaining dates on their current “English Electric” tour due to the illness of drummer Malcolm Holmes. He is being treated for heat exhaustion after a concert in Toronto. Holmes suffered a heart attack in 2004. [more...]
Today we have learned that Synth Gurning is when you produce synth sounds or effects with your voice and pull a funny face at the same time. Vince Clarke has just launched the world’s first International Synth Gurning Competition.
Skilled Swedish/Norwegian technopop trio Code 64 has decided to quit after the departure of member Christian Espeland (to the right in the pic). Remaining members Hans Mattsson and Bjørn Marius Borg will start a new band as a direct replacement. Read Code 64′s statement below.
The next Pet Shop Boys single from the “Electric” album will be “Love Is a Bourgeois Construct” (September 2). A new song will be featured: “Entschuldigung!” (means “Excuse Me” in German) – and remixes of course. [more...]
New Depeche Mode dates have started to pop up: Malmö (Sweden) on December 9, Gothenburg (Sweden) on December 11, Helsinki (Finland) on December 15 and Riga (Lithuania) on March 2.
Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) and Ryan Moore (ex-The Legendary Pink Dots) team up as Dubcon for an 12 track October album called “U.F.O. Pon di Gullyside” (Metropolis). [more...]
The third single off OMD’s 2013 album “English Electric” will be “Night Café”. Together with remixes and extra songs (including the brand new “Kill Me”), the single will be released by 100% Records on September 9. [more...]