Tag: The Housemartins

The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 2012

The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.

Fatboy Slim: ‘The Housemartins will only get back together if The Smiths reform’

Fatboy Slim: ‘The Housemartins will only get back together if The Smiths reform’

When The Housemartins split in 1988, the band vowed never to reunite. That remains as true, according to bassist Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, who this morning told a BBC radio interviewer that it would take an equally unlikely reunion of The Smiths to spur his bandmates into action.

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

New (work) week, new month, new year… time, it would seem, for the latest in our monthly series of Auto Reverse mixtapes — two 45-minute sides to help you ease back into post-holiday life. Stream or download the two sides, crammed, as always, with some ’80s college-rock favorites and a few new tracks.

The Week in Rock: Dec. 11-17, 2011

The Week in Rock: Dec. 11-17, 2011

This week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines included items on Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch, New Order, R.E.M., PiL, The Housemartins, Bob Mould, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel and the Minutemen, plus the third installment of our Rhino ‘Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s’ Spotify playlist.

Vintage Video: The Housemartins’ full ‘Hold Tight!’ TV special — first aired in 1986

Vintage Video: The Housemartins’ full ‘Hold Tight!’ TV special — first aired in 1986

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video we spotlight a band we don’t get to write about often enough on this site: The Housemartins, the self-declared ‘fourth best band in Hull.’ You can see the indie-pop band perform a 23-minute set for the ‘Hold Tight!’ program on the U.K.’s Granada Television in June 1986.

New releases: BoDeans, Wedding Present, Dead Can Dance, Housemartins, Christian Death

New releases: BoDeans, Wedding Present, Dead Can Dance, Housemartins, Christian Death

This week’s new releases include a brand-new album from BoDeans (‘Indigo Dreams’), plus a live DVD from The Wedding Present (‘Drive’), a new Housemartins best-of (‘Happy Hour: The Collection’) and reissues of Dead Can Dance’s ‘Aion’ and Christian Death’s ‘Only Theatre of Pain.’