The Pet Shop Boys just posted on their web page that they’ve started working on a new album this week, in Los Angeles.
“Wonky” is the title of the new Orbital album, their first in 8 years. It’s produced by Flood, of Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb and U2 fame, and it’s out on April 1.
As I understand it, Stockholm based Polaroid Kiss is basically a one man project, but Brandun Reed has drafted some interesting people to work with him. He’s collaborated with Ian Pickering from Sneaker Pimps, Martin Sköld from Kent, Perry Bamonte from The Cure and Steve Hewitt from Placebo. Probably more!
The nominations for the Swedish Manifest Awards’ synth category have been released. [more...]
Bruno Kramm his extremely happy to report that his band colleague and friend Stefan Ackermann not only survived a severe brain hemorrhage but also the critical first 6 months – against all odds. Today, the Das Ich singer feels a lot better.
Das Ich have scheduled a band rehearsal in April and hope to be able to reunite on stage late 2012.
Dead Can Dance report that they have started working on a new album. [more...]
In the first News post of 2012, we tell you that the legendary Romo Night club in Gothenburg will return shortly (at Jazzhuset). Preparations for live acts and dates are being made as we speak.
The backbone of two of the biggest real indie acts in Sweden, Yvonne and Strip Music, disappeared and were nowhere to be found for a couple of years. Now Henric de la Cour is back with his new project. And this time he’s on his own, well… almost.
During the Mute festival at the Roundhouse in London this May, I sat down with Vince Clarke of Erasure and we had a nice chat for this Release article in connection to the new album “Tomorrow’s World”. Since then Erasure have embarked on two tours, starting with the Total Pop! Forest tour, which was expanded to include South and North America apart from the whole of Europe. Recently they changed the format of the tour to match the new album. It is scheduled to be released on October 3. It is the 14th studio album from Erasure and the first one since the break after the “Light at the End of the World” album released in 2007. [more...]