Tag: The Pop Group

Daniel Ash reveals new band and album, says Bauhaus reunion likely to resume in 2022

Daniel Ash reveals new band and album, says Bauhaus reunion likely to resume in 2022

With the Bauhaus reunion sidelined by COVID-19, guitarist Daniel Ash found plenty of time in 2020 to focus on a new album by his new band — a trio called Ashes and Diamonds — with plans to release the record later this year, he announced in a podcast interview Monday. More details here.

New releases: Thurston Moore, Billy Idol, Half Man Half Biscuit, Inspiral Carpets, Annie Lennox

New releases: Thurston Moore, Billy Idol, Half Man Half Biscuit, Inspiral Carpets, Annie Lennox

This week’s new releases include new studio albums from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Billy Idol, Half Man Half Biscuit, Inspiral Carpets and Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox, plus reissues from The Pop Group and a six-disc box set of recent material from the reunited Dexys.

Trailer: BBC to air ‘Punk Britannia,’ 3-part series marking 35th anniversary of punk

Trailer: BBC to air ‘Punk Britannia,’ 3-part series marking 35th anniversary of punk

BBC Four next month will follow up its excellent documentary ‘Synth Britannia’ with the new three-part ‘Punk Britannia,’ a look at the ‘historic cosmology, meteoric impact and smouldering aftermath of the most genuinely transformative force in British popular music history.’ The three parts air Friday, June 8 and June 15.

Sonic Youth preps ‘Bad Moon Rising,’ ‘Sister’ vinyl reissues, 1985 live album, SYR9 release

Sonic Youth preps ‘Bad Moon Rising,’ ‘Sister’ vinyl reissues, 1985 live album, SYR9 release

Sonic Youth will reissue two more early albums — 1985’s ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and 1987’s ‘Sister’ — on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in the coming weeks as they prep a French film soundtrack to be released as SYR9 in the Sonic Youth Recordings series and mix a new live album recorded in 1985.

The Pop Group reunites after 30 years for September concerts in the U.K., Italy

The Pop Group reunites after 30 years for September concerts in the U.K., Italy

Short-lived British postpunk act The Pop Group — which somehow melded punk, dub, noise and funk — will reunite this September after nearly 30 years apart, with four concerts scheduled in the U.K. and Italy and a new album reportedly in the works.

Public Image Ltd. sets 16-date North American club tour to follow Coachella appearance

Public Image Ltd. sets 16-date North American club tour to follow Coachella appearance

John Lydon with Public Image Ltd.

John Lydon will take the reformed Public Image Ltd. on its first North American tour in 18 years this spring, today announcing a 16-date club tour to follow the band’s performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.