Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. This week: News about Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, The Psychedelic Furs, Throwing Muses and more.
The artistic emergence of Elizabeth Fraser — the heavenly, if reclusive, voice of the Cocteau Twins — continues with the release by Sam Lee of a new recording of ancient folk song “The Moon Shines Bright,” which finds the British folk singer duetting with Fraser. Check out the music video for that track right here.
Over the weekend in Copenhagen, New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Suede’s Brett Anderson appeared on a panel discussion at the CPH: DOZ film festival to discuss their bands’ respective Mike Christie-directed documentaries, “New Order: Decades” and “Suede: The Insatiable Ones.” Watch it here.
American Music Club frontman Mark Eiztel stopped by Seattle’s KEXP radio station last month to perform a quartet of songs off his just-released new album Hey Mr. Ferryman and discuss his music with host Troy Nelson. On the album, Eitzel is backed largely by ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.
The Cure returns to London’s famed Royal Albert Hall in late March for what’s being billed as “an exclusive three-hour show” as part of the 14th annual Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert series, which, this year, also includes Suede, performing Dog Man Star in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The reactivated New Order is expanding its brief North American tour this October, announcing today plans for a second New York City date — due to “unprecedented ticket demand” — as well as an appearance the Corona Capital 2012 festival in Mexico City alongside The Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand and Suede.
Between The Psychedelic Furs’ late-spring and early-fall runs of shows in the northeastern and southwestern portions of the U.S., the band will return to its native U.K. for a seven-date tour this summer that includes the band’s previously announced slot at the Hop Farm Festival.
Having just wrapped up a run of spring U.S. dates across the northeast and midwest, The Psychedelic Furs have announced a new batch of American concerts in late spring and early fall, including two dates supporting The Go-Gos in California in late September.
The complete studio output of Bob Mould’s acclaimed post-Hüsker Dü trio Sugar — 1992’s landmark ‘Copper Blue,’ the 1993 companion EP ‘Beaster’ and 1994 sophomore album ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ — will be reissued in the U.K. later this spring in expanded multi-disc CD/DVD editions.
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival tonight unveiled the official lineup for the April15-17 festival, which will include appearances by Duran Duran, Wire and — in one of the lineup’s biggest surprises — a reunion of Mick Jones’ post-Clash project Big Audio Dynamite.