Tag: Talk Talk

Mark Hollis, Talk Talk leader who bridged synthpop and post-rock, 1955-2019

Mark Hollis, Talk Talk leader who bridged synthpop and post-rock, 1955-2019

Mark Hollis, the co-founder, lead singer and chief songwriter for Talk Talk, a British group that made its mark with early ’80s synthpop hits before morphing into something altogether artier, has died following a short illness, his former manager confirmed Tuesday. He was 64.

New releases: New Order, The Replacements, Talk Talk, Einstürzende Neubauten, The Pretenders

New releases: New Order, The Replacements, Talk Talk, Einstürzende Neubauten, The Pretenders

This week’s new releases include New Order’s collection of previously unreleased tracks from 2005 (‘Lost Sirens’), the reunion/charity EP from The Replacements (‘Songs for Slim’), two compilations from Talk Talk, an audiophile reissue from The Pretenders and a live DVD from Einstürzende Neubauten.

The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 2012

The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.

Members of Depeche Mode, Arcade Fire, Grandaddy contribute to ‘Spirit of Talk Talk’

Members of Depeche Mode, Arcade Fire, Grandaddy contribute to ‘Spirit of Talk Talk’

Fierce Panda Records and musical director Alan Wilder have revealed the full tracklist for ‘Spirit of Talk Talk,’ a 2CD tribute dedicated to hugely influential synth group Talk Talk that will feature contributions from members of Arcade Fire and Grandaddy, as well as ex-Depeche Mode member Wilder’s Recoil project.

New releases: Billy Bragg and Wilco, Talk Talk, Spandau Ballet, Grinderman

New releases: Billy Bragg and Wilco, Talk Talk, Spandau Ballet, Grinderman

This week’s new releases include a new collection of Billy Bragg and Wilco’s ‘Mermaid Avenue’ recordings, plus two vinyl-and-DVD reissues from Talk Talk, a box set featuring the first four albums by Spandau Ballet and the U.S. release of remix album from Nick Cave’s Grinderman.

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.