Tag: C86

C86-era band The Flatmates to release debut album 34 years later — hear new single

C86-era band The Flatmates to release debut album 34 years later — hear new single

It’s taken 34 years since their first gig, but U.K. indie-pop act The Flatmates — a C86-era band that landed a string of singles on the indie chart’s top 10 through the late-’80s — are releasing their debut album, and we’ve got their new single, “You Held My Heart.” Hear that song, and another one off the album, here.

‘C90’ box set to feature The Charlatans, Lush, Spiritualized, The La’s, Manic Street Preachers

‘C90’ box set to feature The Charlatans, Lush, Spiritualized, The La’s, Manic Street Preachers

Cherry Red Records early next year will continue its series of imagined sequels to the NME’s famed C86 cassette compilation with the release of the three-disc, 63-track C90 box set, featuring U.K. indie artists such as The Charlatans, Spiritualized, Manic Street Preachers, Lush, Slowdive and more. Full tracklist right here.

‘C89’ box set to feature The Stone Roses, The La’s, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

‘C89’ box set to feature The Stone Roses, The La’s, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

Cherry Red Records this summer continues its series of imagined sequels to the NME’s famed C86 cassette compilation with the release of the three-disc, 72-track C89 box set, featuring U.K. indie artists such as The Stone Roses, The La’s, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, New Fast Automatic Daffodils and more.

‘C88’ box set to feature The Stone Roses, The House of Love, The Vaselines and more

‘C88’ box set to feature The Stone Roses, The House of Love, The Vaselines and more

Cherry Red Records continues its series of imagined sequels to the NME’s famed C86 cassette with the release this summer of C88, a three-disc box set featuring music released in 1988 by then-indie acts such as The Stone Roses, The House of Love, Kitchens of Distinction, The Vaselines and more.

New releases: ‘C86’ 3CD reissue, Chrissie Hynde, The Mission, Depeche Mode tribute

New releases: ‘C86’ 3CD reissue, Chrissie Hynde, The Mission, Depeche Mode tribute

This week’s new releases include the 3CD reissue of the NME’s legendary ‘C86′ compilation cassette, plus the debut solo effort from The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, a new EP from The Mission, 8-Bit Operators’ “chiptune” Depeche Mode tribute and the UK release of Bob Mould’s ‘Beauty & Ruin.’

‘C86 & All That’ book to chronicle the U.K.’s 1983-1986 indie-pop revolution

‘C86 & All That’ book to chronicle the U.K.’s 1983-1986 indie-pop revolution

Neil Taylor — who co-compiled the magazine’s original C86 compilation tape and curated next month’s expanded 3CD reissue — is writing a book about the U.K. indie-pop scene between 1983 and 1986 that promises “be the gospel according to those who were truly passionate about the music.”

Deluxe reissue of legendary C86 cassette to feature 72 tracks across 3 CDs

Deluxe reissue of legendary C86 cassette to feature 72 tracks across 3 CDs

Cherry Red Records this week revealed the final tracklist for its deluxe-edition reissue of the NME’s legendary C86 cassette, which finds the original 22-song indie-pop compilation now expanded into a 3CD set — up from a planned two-disc collection — that will feature 72 total tracks.

The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early recordings collected on new ‘Uptight’ compilation

The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early recordings collected on new ‘Uptight’ compilation

Cherry Red Records this spring will dig into The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early years with a new 24-track compilation of material culled from the indie-pop favorites’ early singles, demos, BBC radio sessions and recordings made for the NME’s legendary C86 tape and more.

Legendary C86 indie-pop cassette to be reissued in expanded 2CD set in 2014

Legendary C86 indie-pop cassette to be reissued in expanded 2CD set in 2014

Cherry Red Records next year will reissue the NME’s legendary C86 cassette — a compilation of jangly guitar-based indie-pop so influential that its title became synonymous with the genre itself — in an expanded 2CD edition, curated by Neil Taylor, one of three writers at the U.K. music weekly who compiled the original tape.

Close Lobsters, The Bats, The Monochrome Set, The Wolfhounds playing NYC Popfest

Close Lobsters, The Bats, The Monochrome Set, The Wolfhounds playing NYC Popfest

True to its name, the 2013 installment of NYC Popfest will be an indie-pop lover’s dream, as the organizers have pulled off a booking coup, landing rare American performances by C86 veterans Close Lobsters and The Wolfhounds as well as U.K. post-punk act The Monochrome Set and an appearance by The Bats.

Close Lobsters celebrate reunion with new 7-inch featuring 2 previously unreleased tracks

Close Lobsters celebrate reunion with new 7-inch featuring 2 previously unreleased tracks

The original five-person lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — just wrapped up its three-date reunion, and is marking the occasion with a new, ultra-limited 7-inch single featuring two previously unreleased cuts dating back to 1989 and 1990.

Video: Close Lobsters at Madrid Popfest — first show with original lineup since 1989

Video: Close Lobsters at Madrid Popfest — first show with original lineup since 1989

The original five-person lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters reunited on Saturday at Madrid Popfest for its first concert since 1989, part of what, so far, is just a three-date reunion, with appearances coming up in Glasgow and Berlin. Check out video of four songs performed that night.

Close Lobsters reunite for ‘People of Europe Rise Up’ shows in Madrid, Glasgow, Berlin

Close Lobsters reunite for ‘People of Europe Rise Up’ shows in Madrid, Glasgow, Berlin

The original five-person lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — will reunite for the first time since 1989 for a very brief ‘People of Europe Rise Up Tour’ this spring and summer that so far features performances in Madrid, Glasgow and Berlin.

Linkage: Stream NME’s C86 cassette; plus The Church, The Cure, ‘Godfathers of Glam’

Linkage: Stream NME’s C86 cassette; plus The Church, The Cure, ‘Godfathers of Glam’

Our latest roundup of stuff includes a stream of the NME’s seminal C86 cassette, plus a swanky photo gallery featuring Dave Gahan, Nick Cave, Bryan Ferry and more; some live video by The Church; and a look back at The Cure circa 1991.