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REVIEW: HOLLY JOHNSON ‘DANCING WITH NO FEAR’ TOUR [2014]

Let's cut straight to the chase, resplendent in a black military style jacket and leather trousers, and sporting his trademark left white glove and outsized sunglasses Holly Johnson's return to the live London stage was, frankly, a triumph.

REVIEW: NIK KERSHAW ‘ME, MYSELF & I’ TOUR [2014]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... The Stables, Milton Keynes 14/09/2014 Nik Kershaw was always different to his contemporary Eighties chart-botherers. With his first two albums… more

REVIEW: B-MOVIE – THE AGE OF ILLUSION (2014)

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... I have to start this review with something of a confession, I really don't know much about B-Movie other than… more

REVIEW: LAIBACH ‘SPECTRE’ TOUR [2014]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... You can't help but think that Russia's audacious invasion of the disputed Crimean region of the Ukraine is probably the… more

REVIEW: HAZEL O’CONNOR – HERE SHE COMES [2014]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... For the duration of my formative years I was a Toyah fan, and the rules of being a Toyah fan… more

ALISON MOYET – THE MINUTES [2013]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... It is beyond dispute that Alison Moyet is one of our finest vocalists, and on this new album she truly… more

OMD – ENGLISH ELECTRIC [2013]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... At first listen 'English Electric' feels like 'Dazzle Ships' all over again, another polarising moments in their career. Back in… more

REVIEW: SIMPLE MINDS – CELEBRATE TOUR [2013]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... I'd been looking forward to this show for months so I knew exactly where it was taking place, but before… more

REVIEW: DAVID BOWIE – THE NEXT DAY

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... David Bowie has only gone and done it again. Releasing a new single, 'Where Are We Now?' With minimal fanfare… more

REVIEW: ADAM ANT – ADAM ANT IS THE BLUEBACK HUSSAR IN MARRYING THE GUNNER’S DAUGHTER

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... How you receive this album will depend a lot on what you're looking for from Adam Ant in 2013. If… more

REVIEW: JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS – EVIDENCE

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... For an artist who has been known to take up to twelve years to make an album it's something of… more

REVIEW: HEAVEN 17 – THE LUXURY GAP TOUR [2012]

THIS IS NOT RETRO SAYS... It might be thirty years since the release of Heaven 17's classic album 'The Luxury Gap' but from the opening… more

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