NOW Music is proud to present the newest addition to the 'Yearbook' series: NOW: Yearbook 1982.
Including hits fromSoft Cell, ABBA, Duran Duran, Visage, The Human League, Utravox, OMD, Kim Wilde, Japan, Blondie, New Orderand many more! Available in 4CD and 3LP yellow vinyl album limited edition formats.
• Various Artists - NOW That's What I Call Electronic
NOW are proud to present NOW That's What I Call Electronic. This 78-track 4CD compilation features iconic tracks from legendary artists includingErasure, Heaven 17, OMD, Soft Cell, Blancmange, Blondie, Human League, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, ABBAand many more.
NOW is proud to present NOW: Yearbook Extra 1984 with 60 more essential hits from that year. Released as a limited edition 3CD set, collectors and 80s pop lovers will find it a great compliment to their Yearbook collection
A special remix album byBright Light Bright Lightreleased through December as part of an advent calendar bringing unreleased remixes out of the vaults. Spanning all 4 studio albums, plus mixes of some B-Sides, the collection presents 14 "new" mixes to enjoy!
Electribe 101 are to finally release their second album, 30 years after recording it!
Formed in 1988 and fronted by sometime S’Express vocalist Billie Ray Martin, they released their first LP, Electribal Memories, in 1990 and recorded its follow-up, Electribal Soul, a year later, only it was never released.
“There was a degree of confidence among us when we came to write the second album,” recallsBillie Ray Martin. “To me, the songs we put down sound like some of our finest moments.
“I was into big ballads at the time and listening to all kinds of US and UK singers, and I was also young enough to want to prove myself as a belter of ballads.”
“Listening back to these tracks now, I was reminded of what a bunch of great musicians they were,” she says. “They had a rule that if a part still sounded good after a day or two then it could stay. If it bothered the vocals, it would go.”
The band finished mixing the album at London’s Olympic Studios in 1991. They were assisted by Apollo 440’s Howard Gray on production duties for Deadline For My Memories, Insatiable Love and Space Oasis, with Howard Gray supported by talented engineer Al Stone.
Electribal Soulwill be released on 12” vinyl, CD and digital formats on 18th February 2022 through Electribal Records. The physical formats include extensive liner notes from Billie Ray Martin, and the album sleeve features unseen archive photographs by Lewis Mulatero from the original 1990 sessions with the band that were never used in the sleeve designs forElectribal Memories.
It's almost that time of year again and as usual Saint Etienne have news to tell you.
Firstly, they're releasing a Christmas single in December that goes on pre-sale via ouronline music shopfrom5pm(UK time) thisFriday 19th Novemberhere.
It's calledHer Winter Coatand will be accompanied by a beautiful new film by Alasdair McLellan.
Bob Stanley: "We love Christmas, as you probably know, and it feels like it's been a while since our last really Christmassy Christmas record. But I think Pete has done a properly beautiful, icy, frosted, festive job on 'Her Winter Coat'. Alasdair's film for it is the icing on the yule log. I hope you love it as much as I do. We're really looking forward to playing it live!"
Pete Wiggs: "To complement 'Her Winter Coat', Sarah and Gus Bousfield have come up with the incredibly catchy 'A Kiss Like This', laden with swirling hibernal synths, and for a touch of Cold War frost we have the brooding melancholy instrumental 'Lillehammer' to complete the package. Hope you love 'em all!"
Due to current lead times on pressing vinyl they'll be releasing the single as a four track CD EP plus two flexi discs - in Christmassy green for 'Her Winter Coat' and red for 'A Kiss Like This'. All three will be available to buy individually or as a bundle and we've decided to donate all proceeds from sales to theThe Trussell Trustwho do amazing work preventing hunger across the UK.
Armed with an astute sense of what constitutes the ‘classic pop song’ (famously proclaiming that they write music ‘to make girls dance to’) the music of Franz Ferdinand continues to resonate globally and over the course of nearly two decades they’ve become, commercially and critically, one of the biggest UK bands in the world with over ten million albums sold and counting.
Released on Friday March 11th 2022 on Domino, 'Hits To The Head' features 18 classic Franz Ferdinand tracks, plus two brand-new tracks Billy Goodbye and Curious, produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys).
Double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with 16 page booklet featuring liner notes by JD Beauvallet (Les InRocks), lyrics & exclusive photos.