❉ On Sunday 30 September, Marc Almond and Dave Ball reunited for Soft Cell’s celebration of forty years since they met and their last ever show. We Are Cult’s Ange Chan reports back.
❉ We pore over the super-deluxe anniversary edition of The House of Love’s tremendous debut album in all its beautiful, brooding, spiritual glory.
❉ We Are Cult’s Ange Chan catches up with genre-hopping ‘post-punk half-drunk atmospheric esoteric electronic balladeers’ Erik Stein and Jon Boux.
❉ This November sees the release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Moody Blues’ classic third album.
❉ The band’s major label debut, released under original title and restored to full glory for 50th Anniversary of Janis Joplin’s final album with the band.
❉ London’s Rude Audio present ‘To The Half Moon’ single off coming ‘Rude Redux’ EP.
❉ An appreciation of the maverick record producer by Samantha Veal.
❉ If Marianne Faithfull has a successor, Linda Em is a worthy placeholder, writes Eoghan Lyng.
❉ It’s Lawrence’s ball, of course, and his newfound freedom since the group’s dissolution resulted in a more freewheeling Felt, the subject of this second set of “revisitations”.
❉ Any fan of Oi should go out and buy this set, writes Brad Shepherd. There are some classic Oi anthems here, with top notch musicianship – these tracks really deliver.