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Radiohead new video, Genesis last Tour, Frankie Goes to Hollywood industrial tribute, Depeche Mode book.

Radiohead performing on the 2016 Moon Shaped Pool tour By David Urrea - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Radiohead to release video for ‘If You Say The Word’ this week: Radiohead are releasing a music video for their recently shared song ‘If You Say The Word’ this week – it lands on Thursday (September 23). ‘If You Say The Word’, a previously unreleased track from the early 2000s, was shared earlier this month to announce ‘KID A MNESIA’, a new triple album reissue celebrating 20 years of ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’. Along with reissues of the two albums, Radiohead will also release ‘Kid Amnesiae’, an album of unreleased rarities from the era including ‘If You Say The Word’. Via NME.

Dream | Depeche Mode Photographs1994-2002 By Michaela Olexova: Dream is a curated collection of images covering a nine-year period in which designer and photographer Michaela Olexova worked as editor of BONG, the hugely popular official fan club magazine of English electronic music icons Depeche Mode. The book contains digitally reproduced photos that originally appeared in that publication as well as many hitherto unseen that were captured on various tours, in the studio and behind the scenes. Several were also displayed as part of an award-winning exhibition in Prague in 1996, while others were included as part of a Collector's Edition of the group's ‘Ultra’ album that was issued in 2007. Via Black / Blue.

Mike Rutherford By Andrew St.Denis - Public Domain

Phil Collins Says Genesis Won’t Exist Past 2021: Next week, Genesis will hit the road together for the first time in 14 years. While the name of the “The Last Domino? Tour,” suggests the possibility for more shows beyond 2021, Phil Collins has now confirmed that once the band wraps up their North American leg in mid-December, that’ll be it. Genesis had intended to launch their reunion tour in Fall 2020, but due to the pandemic they were forced to postpone those dates by nearly a year. Former Genesis members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett are not participating on the trek, and instead are replaced by the band’s longtime touring guitarist/bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’ 20-year-old son Nic, who’s filling in for his father behind the drum kit. Via Consequence.

Zwaremachine | Conquest 3000 cover art

Zwaremachine | Conquest 3000: The band’s second full length album is a 10 song “MHIBM” fueled bomb. In 2018 Zwaremachine released ‘Be A Light’, which reviewers and fans embraced for the albums nod to classic EBM and Electro-Industrial sounds. Combined with modern production techniques the band created their own Minimal Hypnotic Industrial Body Music. Conquest 3000 recordings feature the full live trio of Mach Fox (vocals/synth), Dbot (bass guitar/vocals) and Dein Offizier (drums) and the songs were written and produced in collaboration with Planktoon and D.Corri with additional mixing and mastering done by Jason Orris at The Terrarium in Minneapolis, Mn.USA. By working with other songwriters and producers on the new album Mach Fox was able to explore a wider range of styles while still keeping the signature Zwaremachine minimal hypnotic sound. Via Black / Blue.

Substance Festival 2021 poster

Los Angeles’ Post-Punk Festival Substance Announces 2021 Lineup: The festival, presented by Restless Nites & Live Nation, is described as “A testament to the enduring sounds of post-punk, industrial, new wave, synth-pop, and experimental,” with the 3-day event celebrating today’s most compelling acts as well as the pioneers who forged the way. Starting on Friday, November 26th, the festival takes place across three stages at the beautiful, historic Belasco Theater for three completely unique nights of spellbinding sound and vision from talent that spans generations. Via Post-Punk.

Fleischkrieg pays tribute to Frankie Goes To Hollywood with ‘Relax’

Fleischkrieg pays tribute to Frankie Goes To Hollywood with ‘Relax’: The Industrial act has unveiled their new video for the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song, ‘Relax’. The song appears on their forthcoming album, ‘Herzblut’, due out in October of this year. Guitarist Thomas Crawford explains the choice: “We chose this song because we believe it was a perfect representation of FleischKrieg’s sound. An 80’s influence of pop and synth about self-love and respect, wrapped in a heavy industrial bow!” Via Side-Line.

The Kundalini Genie | Half In, Half Out cover art

The Kundalini Genie | Half In, Half Out: Scottish psychedelic rock’n’roll outfit The Kundalini Genie has announced they will release their fifth studio album 'Half In, Half Out' by the end of 2021, following up their '11:11' album via Space Ranch Records (Europe) and Little Cloud Records (USA) in 2020. Ahead of this, they present the title track 'Half In, Half Out', a powerful offering to whet our appetites for the long-player. The Kundalini Genie is focused around singer-songwriter Robbie Wilson (sitar, guitar, vocals) and also involves Jason Houston (guitar, vocals), Melissa Rennie (guitar, keys, vocals), Lloyd Ledingham (bass, vocals), Louis Martin (guitar, vocals) and Grant Robertson (drums). According Robbie Wilson, "this song is about assholes, really. People who aren’t nice. People who think they’re better than you, or too cool for you, or higher and mightier than you, it’s also about when those people inevitably fall short of their own high opinion of themselves and make themselves look a fool, in a nutshell". Listen to The Kundalini Genie.

The Gorstey Lea Street Choir | Up With The Larks

The Gorstey Lea Street Choir | Up With The Larks: Britain's The Gorstey Lea Street Choir have shared the new video for 'Up With The Larks' from their 8-track album '...from Prince's Park to Farsley - Volume I' via Britain's 500 Broadcast Recording Co, featuring Paul Cooper (The Great Divide) on piano and legendary producer George Shilling (Blur, Primal Scream, Cathal Coughlan, Teenage Fanclub) on cello. Earlier, the band previewed the psych-gaze single 'Bluebird, Hollywood... Domino' and powerpop delight 'That Chitty Bang Majik'. The Gorstey Lea Street Choir are Michael Clapham and Russ Phillips, two friends whose musical collaboration is rooted in a friendship that blossomed over 35 years ago. Having met in the mid-'80s, it took until 2016 for them to realize their teenage plans - discussed back when both were involved in aspiring Manchester bands - with the birth of this project. Watch Up With The Larks.


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Dream | Depeche Mode Photographs1994-2002 By Michaela Olexova

Substance 2021 festival poster

Fleischkrieg | Relax video screenshot

The Kundalini Genie | Half In, Half Out cover art

The Gorstey Lea Street Choir | Up With The Larks cover art

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