ERASURE have announced UK dates for 2005 to support their forthcoming album 'Nightbird'. The band will also release a live DVD filmed on their 1992 'Phantasmagorical Entertainment' tour. The DVD, 'The Tank, The Swan & The Balloon Live' will be released on October 25th and in addition to the concert footage will include a bonus disc of interviews and backstage footage.
DEPECHE MODE will release their remix album 'Remixes 81-04' on October 25th as a double CD set featuring both old and newly comissioned mixes. A limited edition version of the album will include a bonus disc of additional mixes. 'Enjoy the Silence' will be released as a single on October 18th and will feature remixes by Goldfrapp, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Timo Maas.
DURAN DURAN have finally announced the title of their forthcoming studio album, their first release featuring the reunited original line-up. The album 'Astronaut' will get a UK release on October 4th and will be preceded by a single '(Reach Up For The) Sunrise' on September 21st.
HOWARD JONES is putting the final touches to a new album of electronic material that is likely to see the light of day in early 2005, preceded by a single in November.
STEPHEN DUFFY will see his 1993 album 'Music In Colors', a collaboration with classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, reissued on September 27th. Duffy, original DURAN DURAN vocalist, sucessful solo artist and member of THE LILAC TIME, recently released an album with NICK RHODES under the banner of THE DEVILS and is currently working with Robbie Williams.
LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS have finalised details of their 20th Anniversary reunion dates. The band will play just four UK shows in October to celebrate this anniversary and will visit Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
Kristian Leontiou mixes the looks of a skate-punk with the songwriting skills of seasoned professional and the voice of a soulful angel to create his first blast at the charts Story Of My Life??. Taken from his debut album ??Some Day Soon?? this is an exquisite slice of pop-rock magnificence destined for stadium filling status.
??Shining?? is the second single to be lifted from Kristian Leontiou??s hugely successful debut album ??Some Day Soon?? and continues to show just why he has been heralded as one of the brightest stars of 2004. As with first single ??Story Of My Life?? this is a soulful track featuring Leontiou??s amazing vocal delivery.
The debut album from 21 year old Londoner Kristian Leontiou is a magnificent work of epic pop genius that showcases his monumental voice to spectacular effect. First single and opening track ??The Story Of My Life?? kicks things off in grandiose style before the album settles down to a sedate set of love fuelled anthems including the brilliant ??Shining??, ??It??s OK?? and ??Caught In The Moment??. A remarkable debut from an outstanding new talent.
The band officially confirmed that the new record will be titled "Around the Sun". "Around the Sun" will be released on Warner Bros. Records October 4th (internationally) and October 5th in the United States. The first single will be "Leaving New York."
Go to remhq.com and listen to a stream of the entire "Leaving New York" single (just click on the "Leaving New York" image at the top of the main news page)!
Depeche Mode Remixes 81-04 Released October 25th on Mute Records Released October 26th on Reprise Records
Depeche Mode - Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher - are unique. For nearly 25 years they have been making groundbreaking music, which has influenced generations of artists.
Depeche Mode have always been at the vanguard of remix culture since its inception, and the history of Depeche Mode is inextricably linked with the history of the remix. Very early on in their career the band worked closely and extensively with up and coming remixers who would go on to become pivotal figures in the field including Francois Kevorkian, Adrian Sherwood, William Orbit, Portishead and Air.
"Remixes 81-04" is a 2-disc set spanning over 20 years of Depeche Mode's pioneering remixes. Almost a greatest hits collection, the album is a compendium of Depeche Mode classics remixed by some of the best remixers in the world, including Underworld, Goldfrapp, Air, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Timo Maas, Flood and of course Depeche Mode themselves. It is also released as a limited edition triple disc set, featuring a bonus disc of highly collectable and rare remixes. At once a celebration but also an historical record of the evolution of the remix, the album is a fascinating and deeply rewarding document of an emerging art form.