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Shelter - Ascend (Ministry Of Pop album, 2016)

Shelter are a familiar name to anyone with a passing interest in the solo work of Erasure’s Andy Bell given his collaboration with the duo on 2014’s iPop album, another in a series of extra-curricular projects from the Erasure frontman that have started to emerge in the past few years. 415 more words

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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Shoegaze

“Hi we’re DIIV and we’re from New York City, this is a song called Human.” At Manchester’s Gorilla, Brooklyn based indie dream-pop outfit DIIV were performing to a sell-out crowd. 1,509 more words

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Songs for July

Last month I went to see Rainbow in concert, and I told you all about the lead singer Ronnie Romero. He is also lead singer of a band called Lords Of Black, today I came across their cover of Queen’s Innuendo. 150 more words

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Erasure's Andy Bell at Birmingham Pride

This weekend was Birmingham Pride’s 20th year and it was bigger than ever before. The lovely Xenia checked out Erasure’s Andy Bell on the main stage on Sunday night… 302 more words


Classic Music Review: Don't Believe the Truth by Oasis

Originally published May 2013, rewritten February 2016.

When Don’t Believe the Truth hit the shelves, I had pretty much given up on Oasis, mourning the loss of unrealized potential. 2,089 more words

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Erasure - Wonderland

There is, as Andy Bell so wisely tells us, “something going on, something not quite right.” Because just a couple of years after Vince Clarke… 601 more words

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Fly - an album with an all star cast

Earlier this year the bio pic Eddie The Eagle came out and, even more  importantly, the soundtrack album came out with it. Boasting an 80s all star cast featuring Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Howard Jones, Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Nik Kershaw, ABC, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell (Erasure), Go West, Heaven 17 (now a duo after Ian Craig Marsh left in 2007) and Paul Young, all curated by Take That’s Gary Barlow. 244 more words

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