Tag: Siouxsie and the Banshees

‘The feud is over’: Steven Severin says The Banshees talking again after nearly a decade

‘The feud is over’: Steven Severin says The Banshees talking again after nearly a decade

Two weeks after Siouxsie returned to the concert stage for the first time in five years, there’s even more good news for Banshees fans: Bassist Steven Severin on Friday revealed in a tweet that, “After a gap of nearly a decades, the Banshees are talking again… The feud is over.”

Video: Siouxsie closes 2nd Meltdown gig with Banshees classic ‘Spellbound’

Video: Siouxsie closes 2nd Meltdown gig with Banshees classic ‘Spellbound’

While we’ve already posted copious video from Siouxsie’s first concert in five years this past Saturday, it is worth sharing one key piece of footage from tonight’s reprise at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival, namely the one song on Saturday night’s setlist that got dropped from that show: “Spellbound.”

Siouxsie plays ‘Kaleidoscope’ in full at first concert in 5 years (SETLIST, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siouxsie plays ‘Kaleidoscope’ in full at first concert in 5 years (SETLIST, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siouxsie returned to the concert stage for the first time in five years tonight in London, performing the first of two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival with a 20-song set that included a full reading of 1980’s Kaleidoscope plus Banshees favorites like “Cities in Dust” and “Israel” as well as tracks off MantaRay.

Siouxsie to play 2nd concert at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival due to ‘incredible demand’

Siouxsie to play 2nd concert at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival due to ‘incredible demand’

Due to “incredible demand,” former Banshees frontman Siouxsie has added a second performance at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, an event that also will feature sets by Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, Boy George, and both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

Siouxsie to play first concert in 5 years this summer as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown

Siouxsie to play first concert in 5 years this summer as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown

Siouxsie will return to the concert stage this summer after a five-year absence to perform at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, an event that also will feature sets by Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, Boy George, and both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long Best of the ’80s feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to determine just what were the best albums of each year of the 1980s — and then, when that’s all said and done at the end of 2013, we’ll run a monster best-of-the-decade poll.

The Glove’s ‘Blue Sunshine’ to be reissued as 2LP set on blue vinyl for Record Store Day

The Glove’s ‘Blue Sunshine’ to be reissued as 2LP set on blue vinyl for Record Store Day

Not much of a surprise given Steven Severin’s recent hint, but the lone album by The Glove — 1983′s ‘Blue Sunshine’ — will be reissued as an individually numbered 2LP set on blue vinyl for Record Store Day next month, featuring not just the full album but the 16 demos originally included on the 2006 expanded CD reissue.

Steven Severin hints at something new from The Glove coming ‘for collectors’ in April

Steven Severin hints at something new from The Glove coming ‘for collectors’ in April

It’s been a few years since former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin expressed hope that he could one day work with The Cure’s Robert Smith on new music together as The Glove, and while it’s unclear whether that ever happened, it appears there’s something on the horizon from the short-lived side project.

Video: Jeanette Landray looks back on The Glove 30 years after ‘Blue Sunshine’

Video: Jeanette Landray looks back on The Glove 30 years after ‘Blue Sunshine’

The Glove is best remembered for bringing together Robert Smith of The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin. But the group, which released a single album, ‘Blue Sunshine,’ in 1983, also featured vocalist Jeanette Landray — who looks back on the experience after 30 years in this video.

Vintage Video: Siouxsie and the Banshees on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1981 — watch 75-minute set

Vintage Video: Siouxsie and the Banshees on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1981 — watch 75-minute set

For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we turn, yet again, to the fabulous archive of the German TV show “Rockpalast,” this time for a full, 75-minute concert by the inimitable Siouxsie and the Banshees, filmed on July 19, 1981, in Colgone, Germany, just weeks after the release of the band’s fourth studio album, ‘Juju.’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: 120 X-Ray on Siouxsie & The Banshees with host Kevin Seal — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: 120 X-Ray on Siouxsie & The Banshees with host Kevin Seal — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the show’s “120 X-Ray” segment, a short spotlight on a given band — in this case, a Kevin Seal-hosted piece on Siouxsie and the Banshees that aired in 1988 following the release of the band’s Peepshow album.

Clan of Xymox covers Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie on ‘Kindred Spirits’

Clan of Xymox covers Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie on ‘Kindred Spirits’

Long-running darkwave favorites Clan of Xymox — still centered around founding member Ronny Moorings — this fall will pay tribute to some of its own favorite bands with a collection called ‘Kindred Spirits’ that will feature covers of tracks by The Cure, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the Banshees and both Joy Division and New Order.

Stream: ‘Spellbound: The John McGeoch Story’  — hour-long BBC radio documentary

Stream: ‘Spellbound: The John McGeoch Story’ — hour-long BBC radio documentary

Back in 2008, the BBC first aired an hour-long radio documentary on the life and work of post-punk guitar legend John McGeoch, who played with Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd. and Magazine, among others. If you’ve never heard the program, or don’t know much about McGeoch, you can stream it here.

The Week in Rock: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2011

The Week in Rock: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2011

Here’s this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs news round-up, including posts about New Order, The Cure, Morrissey, Big Country, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Ministry — plus our interview with Peter Murphy