Ex-Bauhaus/Love & Rockets man David J to release very limited 7″ for RSD19

For those who followed the alternative music scene in the 80s, David J. is someone who’ll need no introduction.

The one-time Bauhaus/Love & Rockets man has continued to make music over the decades and now has ten solo releases to his credit.

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Marty Willson-Piper to release limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day

Lots of people will recognise Marty Willson-Piper as having been an important member of All About Eve, joining the band for their third LP ‘Touched By Jesus’ and subsequently adding his talents to a couple of their more overlooked records.  You might also know Marty from his extensive work with Aussie alternative rock legends The Church.

Much less celebrated is Willson-Piper’s solo career.  Between 1987-2008 he released six solo discs, all of which have gained a cult fanbase.

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Watch: The Arthur Brothers unleash new animated video for ‘Violet Hum’

On their new single, indie-pop act The Arthur Brothers have thrown everything they know into a blender and hoped for the best.   The results are fun, belwildering, catchy and annoying all at once.

The track features a few great pop hooks and some even better multi-tracked vocals on loan from Brian Wilson via Jellyfish and Eels, serves those with some solid indie jangle and even prefaces them with a near spoken vocal that’ll surely divide opinion.  It could’ve been a mess.

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Karine Polwart to release ‘Scottish Songbook’ album in August

6 time BBC award-winning singer songwriter Karine Polwart releases her eighth album this coming August.   ‘Scottish Songbook’ does what it says on the tin, with Karine re-interpreting various pieces of Scottish pop spanning the last six decades.  Fans will experience her putting her own stamp on classics by Deacon Blue and The Waterboys, as well as revisiting Strawberry Switchblades huge 1985 hit ‘Since Yesterday’.

You can find out more in the press release below, which contains a link to the new single, a cover of Ivor Cutler’s ‘Women of The World’.

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