Tag: The Mission UK

The Mission reissuing ’90s albums ‘Neverland,’ ‘Blue’ next month with bonus tracks

The Mission reissuing ’90s albums ‘Neverland,’ ‘Blue’ next month with bonus tracks

Two mid-period albums by goth-rock icons The Mission — 1995’s Neverland and 1996’s Blue — are set to be reissued in the U.K. next month, expanded to include B-sides, remixes and covers of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma” and “Pictures of Matchstick Men” by Status Quo.

The Mission to reunite for 25th anniversary concert in London next October

The Mission to reunite for 25th anniversary concert in London next October

As hinted at last summer, classic goth-rock act The Mission will reunite next year for a special 25th anniversary concert in London — although it’s not yet known whether this will lead to the series of U.K. and European concerts originally envisioned by bandleader Wayne Husse

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/8/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/8/10

This week’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features many of the usual suspects — although not the oft-repeated Mission U.K. — plus some choice cuts from the likes of the Cocteau Twins (‘In the Gold Dust Rush’), The Teardrop Explodes (‘When I Dream’) and Bigod 20 (‘Carpe Diem’).

Wayne Hussey may reunite The Mission for 25th anniversary concerts in 2011

Wayne Hussey may reunite The Mission for 25th anniversary concerts in 2011

Just two years after mounting a series of farewell concerts, frontman Wayne Hussey is considering reuniting The Mission to celebrate the goth-rock band’s 25th anniversary next year with concerts in the U.K. and Europe that ‘will be all about nostalgia — nothing more, nothing less.’

New releases: Mission UK comp, Cocteau Twins vinyl box set, Madness reissues

New releases: Mission UK comp, Cocteau Twins vinyl box set, Madness reissues

This week’s new releases include ‘Dum Dum Bullet,’ a posthumous compilation from The Mission UK featuring rare B-sides, demos and unreleased material; ‘Box Set 1,’ an audiophile vinyl set from the Cocteau Twins; and expanded reissues of Madness’ ‘The Rise & Fall’ and ‘Keep Moving.’

Video: The Mission UK teases new ‘Dum Dum Bullet’ compilation with highlight reel

To get fans excited for the June 21 release of The Mission UK’s ‘Dum Dum Bullet’ compilation, frontman Wayne Hussey has assembled this 7½-minute promo clip that samples a good number of the record’s tracks.

The Mission UK releasing ‘Dum Dum Bullet’ comp with new songs, rare B-sides, remix

The Mission UK releasing ‘Dum Dum Bullet’ comp with new songs, rare B-sides, remix

Despite having split in 2008, The Mission UK returns this summer with a new compilation of rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, new songs left over from the ‘God Is a Bullet’ sessions and a brand-new dance mix of ‘Dumb’ by late-period guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/11/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/11/10

Could it be? Could tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave feature a playlist completely devoid of the four songs — Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Lucretia, My Reflection,’ Siouxise and the Banshees’ ‘Slowdive’ and The Mission UK’s ‘Wasteland’ — that have been played on each episode since we started tracking playlists in mid-February?

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a rare selection from Die Warzu (‘Never Again’), Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (‘Dangerous’) and a one-off 1989 industrial-dance single from the long-forgotten Gruesome Twosome (‘Hallucination Generation’). Plus, the playlist actually ventured outside of the ’80s, offering ’90s and ’00s cuts from The Cure (‘Burn’), Love and Rockets (‘Sweet F.A.’) and Bauhaus (‘Black Stone Heart’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/28/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/28/10

We check in once again on ‘Dark Wave,’ the Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave that this week featured cuts by Nitzer Ebb, Morrissey, Tones On Tail, The Chameleons, Ministry and more.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include The Swans’ cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ a dash of German synthpop from Cetu Javu, The March Violets’ classic ‘Snake Dance’ and a nice Bauhaus/David J/Love and Rockets run toward the end of the show.

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen records Christmas song in memory of Killing Joke’s Paul Raven

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen records Christmas song in memory of Killing Joke’s Paul Raven

Is Uncle Al going soft? First ex-Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen lets slip plans to record a pop album, and now he’s announcing he’ll release a […]

Al Jourgensen goes pop? Ex-Ministry frontman threatens to make ’80s synthpop album

Al Jourgensen goes pop? Ex-Ministry frontman threatens to make ’80s synthpop album

With Ministry now over and a bunch of ringers currently out on the road as the Revolting Cocks, industrial godfather Al Jourgensen is threatening to […]

Wayne Hussey chronicles The Mission’s final gig with ‘Live & Last’

Wayne Hussey chronicles The Mission’s final gig with ‘Live & Last’

Frontman Wayne Hussey retired The Mission — aka The Mission UK on these shores — a year ago with a series of album-spanning gigs in […]