Tag: The Mission UK

The Mission reissuing ’90s albums ‘Neverland,’ ‘Blue’ next month with bonus tracks

The Mission reissuing ’90s albums ‘Neverland,’ ‘Blue’ next month with bonus tracks

Two mid-period albums by goth-rock icons The Mission — 1995’s Neverland and 1996’s Blue — are set to be reissued in the U.K. next month, expanded to include B-sides, remixes and covers of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma” and “Pictures of Matchstick Men” by Status Quo.

The Mission to reunite for 25th anniversary concert in London next October

The Mission to reunite for 25th anniversary concert in London next October

As hinted at last summer, classic goth-rock act The Mission will reunite next year for a special 25th anniversary concert in London — although it’s not yet known whether this will lead to the series of U.K. and European concerts originally envisioned by bandleader Wayne Husse

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/8/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/8/10

This week’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features many of the usual suspects — although not the oft-repeated Mission U.K. — plus some choice cuts from the likes of the Cocteau Twins (‘In the Gold Dust Rush’), The Teardrop Explodes (‘When I Dream’) and Bigod 20 (‘Carpe Diem’).

Wayne Hussey may reunite The Mission for 25th anniversary concerts in 2011

Wayne Hussey may reunite The Mission for 25th anniversary concerts in 2011

Just two years after mounting a series of farewell concerts, frontman Wayne Hussey is considering reuniting The Mission to celebrate the goth-rock band’s 25th anniversary next year with concerts in the U.K. and Europe that ‘will be all about nostalgia — nothing more, nothing less.’

New releases: Mission UK comp, Cocteau Twins vinyl box set, Madness reissues

New releases: Mission UK comp, Cocteau Twins vinyl box set, Madness reissues

This week’s new releases include ‘Dum Dum Bullet,’ a posthumous compilation from The Mission UK featuring rare B-sides, demos and unreleased material; ‘Box Set 1,’ an audiophile vinyl set from the Cocteau Twins; and expanded reissues of Madness’ ‘The Rise & Fall’ and ‘Keep Moving.’

Video: The Mission UK teases new ‘Dum Dum Bullet’ compilation with highlight reel

To get fans excited for the June 21 release of The Mission UK’s ‘Dum Dum Bullet’ compilation, frontman Wayne Hussey has assembled this 7½-minute promo clip that samples a good number of the record’s tracks.