Tag Archives: New Order

Introducing…Nation of Language

The Brooklyn-based trio has made a very ’80s splash on their debut album “Introduction, Presence,” with many songs not out of place if they were on “The Breakfast Club” soundtrack. And yet it also sounds utterly fresh.

There are clear echoes on the excellent 10-track collection of New Wave icons like New Order, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The The, Yazoo and Pet Shop Boys, but also more than a hint of The National.

Nation of Language is made up of vocalist Ian Devaney, his keyboardist-wife Aidan Devaney and bassist Michael Sui-Poi. They combine to create spare song architectures and smartly avoid the silly flourishes that made some ’80s-era music dated.

Best Covers: Desire ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’

Desire have shared a crisp, joyous cover of New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’. The group are signed to Italians Do It Better, and will support Chromatics on their epic European tour this summer. Grappling with New Order’s lovelorn lyricism, their clinical, ice cold take on ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ is a neat update on the classic single.

Divus Julius presents: She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge is a kick-ass band from Los Angeles, California. They are heavily influenced by Joy Division and early New Order. Their music is highly enjoyable. Their music is characterized by a dark and sexual nature.  She Wants Revenge with Interpol and Editors created a revival post-punk media scene in early 2000 that crossed borders.

His self-titled debut album was released with three singles “These Things” (where his video clip features the performance of Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson), “Out of Control” and “Tear You Apart”  The post-punk dance rockers, released last year their latest banger of a single “Big Love.” Tonight in concert at Sala Salamandra.


	

Hit of the week: The Decemberists ‘Traveling On’

Veteran indie rockers The Decemberists returned earlier this year with their latest album, I’ll Be Your Girl, which saw the band pushing outside their comfort zone and experimenting with a new wave palette of sounds. Now, a few months after the album’s release, the band has announced the impending release of Traveling On, an EP featuring five tracks originally intended for inclusion on I’ll Be Your Girl.

Traveling On continues on the path that was laid by the band’s eight studio effort, with Colin Meloy and co. shifting their sonic influences in the direction of New Order and Roxy Music.

Hit of the week: The Rhythm Method ‘Chin Up’

Paying homage to the World Cup songs that have held their own against time, the London-duo’s latest single is an anthem crossing between New Order and Pet Shop Boys – a combination made for a winner, and that’s what this single does. With a light hearted comedic touch, ‘Chin Up’ successfully captures the nostalgic sing-a-longs, shout-a-longs and brings home the patriotism which seemingly peaks every four years.

Releasing the music video on the same day, the cut features members of Wolf Alice and Swim Deep, as well as capturing the heart of British culture, the love of Football.

Divus Julius presents…Jagara

Calling in Amsterdam to huge acclaim, showcasing their talents as multi-instrumentalists and expert harmonisers. Cat on synths and electronic drum samples, Jane on guitars and lead vocals and Ruth switching between different instruments to create a dramatic, bold and electric live set which varies from stripped back 80s synth electronica (think New Order), guitar-led punk pop (Blondie) to R&B/funk moments (as in future single ‘Twice’ and the audacious ‘Last Dance’) and even euphoric Grimes-inspired dance builds and drops.