ALBUM REVIEW: Depeche Mode | Delta Machine

by Chris Familton Depeche Mode have had a wonderful evolution and trajectory from their early lightweight disposable pop through the departure of Vince Clarke and Martin Gore’s rapid mastery of the fast changing technology in 80s music, to their peak as masters of psycho-sexual electronic pop music that finely balanced raw emotion and a self-constructed paradigm of art pop and futuristic rock n roll. Post … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Depeche Mode | Delta Machine

INTERVIEW: Popstrangers

by Chris Familton Popstrangers are the latest in a long line of New Zealand bands to emerge with a psychedelic and moody take on pop-tinged post punk. Their debut album Antipodes proves the band aren’t just riding on the hype of a few singles, instead it shows they have a strong idea of the sounds and ideas they want to capture, though Joel Flyger is … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Popstrangers

NEWS: Depeche Mode reveal details of new album Delta Machine

Those stalwarts of electronica, Depeche Mode, are set to release their 13th album and celebrate their 33rd year together. Delta Machine (Columbia) will be out on March 26th, preceeded by the single Heaven which will be premiered on Vevo next February 1st. Heaven will also include remixes by Matthew Dear, Owlle, Steps to Heaven and Blawan. Tracklisting Standard Edition: 1. Welcome To My World 2. Angel 3. Heaven … Continue reading NEWS: Depeche Mode reveal details of new album Delta Machine

LISTEN: Popstrangers | Heaven – from their new album ‘Antipodes’

New Zealand trio Popstrangers have a new album Antipodes coming out late Feb/early March (depending where you are) and they’ve done the decent thing and released the first song from it, Heaven on Soundcloud. It’s a super hooky piece of guitar pop/rock that gets gloriously woozy in the chorus and choppy in the verses. The band released some singles on Flying Nun before signing with Carpark … Continue reading LISTEN: Popstrangers | Heaven – from their new album ‘Antipodes’

NEWS: The Walkmen release trailer for new album Heaven

On the 4th/5th of June 2012, New Yorkers The Walkmen will release their new LP Heaven via Fat Possum Records and Bella Union. Recordings took place in a studio outside Seattle with Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes) producing a reportedly full and lush sound for the band. PREORDER Continue reading NEWS: The Walkmen release trailer for new album Heaven