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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

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

REVIEW: TEARS FOR FEARS – CAMP BESTIVAL [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... CAMP BESTIVAL, DORSET, 31/7/16 After watching Tears For Fears play tour after tour elsewhere in the world since their last… more

REVIEW: They Might Be Giants – Phone Power [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... Who else but They Might Be Giants would consider releasing a grand total of 52 tracks across three albums over… more

REVIEW: VINCE CLARKE & PAUL HARTNOLL – 2SQUARE [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... Before we talk about '2Square', a collaboration between Erasure's Vince Clarke and Orbital's Paul Hartnoll, let's rewind back to the… more

REVIEW: A-HA ‘CAST IN STEEL’ TOUR [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... LONDON, O2 ARENA, 26/3/16 Its great to see the multitude of fans in attendance tonight in the enormous O2 Arena… more

REVIEW: VARIOUS ARTISTS – FLY (SONGS INSPIRED BY THE FILM EDDIE THE EAGLE) [2016]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards was, in many ways, the quintessential Eighties super-hero: an ordinary person obsessed by the extraordinary dream… more

REVIEW: ANDY BELL – TORSTEN THE BEAUTIFUL LIBERTINE [2016]

When This Is Not Retro spoke to Andy Bell last year at the time of the Variance collection that re-worked tracks from the first Torsten… more

REVIEW: DURAN DURAN ‘PAPER GODS’ TOUR [2015]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... BRIGHTON, CENTRE, 2/12/15 Welcomed onstage to dramatic accompaniment, a nightmarish forest complete with black crows and scary silhouette faces of… more

REVIEW: NEW ORDER ‘MUSIC COMPLETE’ TOUR [2015]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... LONDON, O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON, 16/11/15 This was the first of two sell-out shows by New Order at the O2 Academy… more

REVIEW: ABC ‘THE LEXICON OF LOVE’ TOUR [2015]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... WORTHING, PAVILION, 14/11/15 Windy Worthing pier; Saturday night, ABC in concert is an unexpected treat in the Pavilion Theatre calendar,… more

REVIEW: JOHN FOXX – LONDON OVERGROWN [2015]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... Imagine a city that has been left to the forces of nature and which, over the course of time, has… more

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