RIP Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek

We are very sad to learn that BRONSKI BEAT's LARRY STEINBACHEK has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. RIP.

REVIEW: Erasure – From Moscow To Mars (Anthology Boxset) [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... Earlier this year I spent some time with Vince Clarke at his home studio for an interview about his Very… more

Depeche Mode announce ‘Spirit’ studio album and tour for 2017

DEPECHE MODE have today announced that they will release a new studio album, 'Spirit', in late spring and will undertake a world 'Global Spirit' tour… more

New Order and Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris to publish memoir in 2018…

NEW ORDER and JOY DIVISION drummer STEPHEN MORRIS has today announced that he is writing a memoir which will be published in 2018 by Little,… more

Kate Bush to release ‘Before The Dawn’ live album in November

KATE BUSH will release a new live album, 'Before The Dawn', on November 25th as a 3-CD or 4-LP set under the name The KT… more

Simple Minds acoustic album set for November release

SIMPLE MINDS have today announced that they will release a brand new album 'Simple Minds Acoustic' on November 11th featuring tracks from across their catalogue… more

Kraftwerk announce twelve-date UK tour for June

KRAFTWERK have today announced their first full tour since 2004 with the news that they will play a show in Dublin and twelve shows across… more

Shakin’ Stevens to play his biggest ever UK tour in 2017…

SHAKIN' STEVENS will mark the release of his new album 'Echoes Of Our Times' with the announcement of his biggest UK tour to date to… more

REVIEW: John Foxx – The Complete Cathedral Oceans [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... ‘The Complete Cathedral Oceans’ compiles the three separate volumes of the album series that John Foxx issued between 1997 and… more

Scarlet Fantastic release ‘Beyond Pluto’ EP today…

SCARLET FANTASTIC release a new EP today featuring three versions of 'Beyond Pluto' from their recent 'Reverie' album alongside a new song entitled 'Du Quesne'… more

REVIEW: The Wedding Present – Going, Going… [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... Since they were formed way back in the mid-Eighties, The Wedding Present have never really played by the rules, and… more

Soft Cell’s Dave Ball announces ‘Photosynthesis’ album collaboration

DAVE BALL, best known for his work in SOFT CELL and THE GRID has announced a new project, a collaboration with writer Jon Savage entitled… more