Tag: Electronic

Denise Johnson, whose voice lifted Primal Scream, A Certain Ratio and New Order, dies

Denise Johnson, whose voice lifted Primal Scream, A Certain Ratio and New Order, dies

Denise Johnson, the Manchester-born singer whose soulful voice lifted the music of Primal Scream — most memorably on Screamadelica — A Certain Ratio, New Order and more has died at the age of 56, according to U.K. press reports and musicians she’d worked with. No cause of death has been announced.

New releases: Depeche Mode box set, plus Pet Shop Boys, Innocence Mission, Electronic

New releases: Depeche Mode box set, plus Pet Shop Boys, Innocence Mission, Electronic

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. This week’s titles include a Depeche Mode box set.

Electronic’s Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr reunite  in Greece to play ‘Get the Message’

Electronic’s Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr reunite in Greece to play ‘Get the Message’

A pair of legendary Manchester musicians — New Order’s Bernard Sumner and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr — shared the stage in Athens, Greece, on Sunday for a one-song reunion of their former band Electronic, performing the 1991 single “Get the Message.” Watch it right here.

Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’

Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’

After missed opportunities at a pair of U.S. shows booked around Coachella this past April, it finally happened: Bernard Sumner joined Johnny Marr on stage in England tonight for a one-song Electronic reunion as the duo performed their 1989 single “Getting Away With It” during the ex-Smiths guitarist’s slot opening for New Order.

Video: Johnny Marr and Billy Duffy tear up ‘I Fought the Law’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’

Video: Johnny Marr and Billy Duffy tear up ‘I Fought the Law’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’

Johnny Marr surprised fans in San Francisco on Saturday night by pulling an old friend on stage: Billy Duffy of The Cult, who joined Marr and his band to rip through “I Fought the Law,” the 1958 classic by The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis popularized first by the Bobby Fuller Four and then The Clash.

New releases: OMD, Big Country, Morrissey, Electronic, Sparks, The Fall, The House of Love

New releases: OMD, Big Country, Morrissey, Electronic, Sparks, The Fall, The House of Love

This week sees the release of brand-new studio albums from OMD, Big Country (with Mike Peters of The Alarm) and The House of Love, plus reissues from Morrissey (‘Kill Uncle’) and Electronic (‘Electronic’), a live album from Sparks and a new 7-inch single from The Fall.

Stream: Electronic 15-minute sampler of new expanded reissue — with unreleased clips

Stream: Electronic 15-minute sampler of new expanded reissue — with unreleased clips

The 1991 self-titled debut from indie supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with the occasional assist from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant — will be reissued in the U.K. next week in a 2CD expanded edition.

Johnny Marr announces spring U.S. tour — including 2 concerts with New Order

Johnny Marr announces spring U.S. tour — including 2 concerts with New Order

Johnny Marr will follow his previously announced U.K. solo tour with an 18-date North American run in April and May that’s built around his appearances at the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival — and which includes dates with New Order in Las Vegas and Santa Barbara, Calif.

Electronic’s self-titled debut to be reissued as 2CD special edition with 8 unreleased tracks

Electronic’s self-titled debut to be reissued as 2CD special edition with 8 unreleased tracks

The 1991 self-titled debut from indie supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with the occasional assist from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant — will be reissued this spring in a 2CD special edition featuring eight previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Contest: Win Freebass’ ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

Contest: Win Freebass’ ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

The folks at 24 Hour Service Station, who are putting out Peter Hook’s Freebass project here in the U.S., will provide three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers with a copy of the band’s debut CD, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life.’

New Order spinoff The Other Two reissuing ‘The Other Two & You,’ ‘Super Highways’

New Order spinoff The Other Two reissuing ‘The Other Two & You,’ ‘Super Highways’

Tweet The two studio albums by The Other Two — the New Order spinoff featuring husband-and-wife team Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert — will be […]

Bernard Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant to open for the Pixies during New York ‘Doolittle’ concerts

Bernard Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant to open for the Pixies during New York ‘Doolittle’ concerts

Bad Lieutenant, Bernard Sumner’s brand-new New Order spinoff, has announced its first-ever live dates this fall in the UK and France, as well as plans […]

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

With Peter Hook having acrimoniously split from New Order, the rest of the legendary synthrock act has enlisted Blur bassist Alex James for a new […]

Johnny Marr interviews Pet Shop Boys

Johnny Marr interviews Pet Shop Boys

Today’s London Observer features an interview of the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe by Johnny Marr, who’s played on a number of […]