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.
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.
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.
HEALTH recorded a cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday” that’s featured in the new trailer for Atomic Blonde, an upcoming action movie that stars Charlize Theron. Taking that famous synth-line and morphing it into a sort-of dystopian thriller the cover is full of chilling dread and unbridled visceral intensity,
Ten Fé dropped a cover of Underworld’s Born Slippy .NUXX. The band transformed the original dance track into an amazing emotive rock anthem that has the feel of New Order or LCD Soundsystem.
Ten Fé’s debut album drops in February. Named Hit The Light. The album is the result of 4 long years’ of work, which has led them from busking on the London Underground, through a bedroom in Birmingham, to eventually recording in Berlin. The depth of their relationship, creative and personal, has seen them through. It’s no coincidence the name of this band means “Have faith”.
Fa poc dies George Michael va morir a la seva casa de Londres. Aprofitem l’ avinentesa per rendir-li un petit homenatge. El nostre estimat Il Dottore. per cert ara viu a Londres, ens ha preparat com cada setmana una versió molt especial. En aquest cas la que va fer el cantant anglès d’una de les millors cançons dels també britànics New Order: “True Faith”. L’any 1984 mentre estava com a convidat al show “Eight Days A Week” declarà que era fan de Joy Division i que el seu disc “Closer” era un dels seus favorits. Anys després versionaria “True Faith” del New Order pel British charity Comic Relief, La versió està farcida d’efectes vocals.
Dan Boeckner, guitarist of the edgy band Wolf Parade, changes register and moves into the sphere of eighties electronic pop and synth-pop with Operators, a project that he shares with drummer Sam Brown (Devojka, Divine Fits) with whom he updates the dark sounds of bands such as New Order and Joy Division. After publishing a presentation EP in 2014, the band has released their first LP this year Blue Wave, an album that has elements of LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode and Future Islands. This next friday night at Primavera Club.