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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.