Last night in Los Angeles, half of late-’80s ska-punk legends Operation Ivy reunited on stage at a benefit concert headlined by The Specials to perform “Sound System.”
Bauhaus is slowly piecing back together plans for its pandemic-interrupted reunion tour, today announcing a concert in New York this November following shows in México City and London. Tickets for the Nov. 3 concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn go on sale Friday.
This fall, The The will release The Comeback Special: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, a multiformat live album and Tim Pope-directed concert film documenting Matt Johnson’s reactivation of the band for a 2018 reunion tour, its first in 16 years. Check out the performance of “Sweet Bird of Truth” from the film.
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.
Midnight Oil has released a music video for its first new music in 17 years, the song “Gadigal Land,” which is the first single off the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project, with “our First Nations friends.” The video was directed and filmed by Robert Hambling at Rancom Street Studios and Oceanic Studio in Sydney.
Midnight Oil this week will release the reunited band’s first new music in 17 years, a song called “Gadigal Land” that is the first single to debut from the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project that was recorded in collaboration with “our First Nations friends.” Full details right here.
London’s Folk Devils, a blues-splashed post-punk act originally active from 1983 to ’87, are back with their first new music in 33 years, a three-song EP called Forever that’s due out in September but which can be streamed right now exclusively at Slicing Up Eyeballs. Listen to the EP right here.
Bauhaus will open what it’s referring to as a 2021 world tour with a pair of rescheduled concerts in México City next April as the reunited band slowly shifts its planned 2020 touring activity — disrupted, like everything else, by the coronavirus — to next year. Details and (some) rescheduled tour dates right here.
Punk icons X celebrated today’s 40th anniversary of their landmark debut Los Angeles by surprise-releasing Alphabetland, the band’s first album in 27 years and the first recorded by its original lineup — Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — in 35 years. Hear the album right here.
It took The Cravats — skronky veterans of U.K. punk’s fabled Class of 1977 — some 37 years to follow up their debut album The Cravats in Toytown with sophomore LP Dustbin of Sound. But fans need not wait anywhere near that long for album No. 3, which we here at Slicing Up Eyeballs are thrilled to premiere in full today.
Another week, another concert announcement: The Bauhaus reunion continues to roll out one show at a time, with the latest being news of a late-September concert in Atlanta. The goth-rock legends — Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, David J — will play the Coca-Cola Roxy on Sept. 23. Full details and such right here.
The reunion of goth-rock legends Bauhaus continues to expand in drips and drabs, this time with the announcement of a late-September concert in Denver — the first sign the band’s plans for 2020 may stretch into the second half of the year. Full details and ticket information right here.
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.