English footballers record a cracking piece of 80s pop

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By Shoeb Ahmad in New Music on Saturday 2 June 2012

Anyone who knows me is privy to the knowledge that I’m actually obsessed with soccer, and in particular, the Australian national team, the Socceroos. This song is by two of England’s most creative footballers ever: Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle. Recorded in an era when sportspeople would hit the charts with novelty songs, Diamond Lights […]

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80s themed video for new Honeydrum’s song

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Music on Tuesday 31 January 2012

The video for Honeydrum’s new song, Traci’s on the Phone, is sort of a warped 80’s k-hole of that era’s graphics and fashion. It’s cheesy neon bliss for the masses, taken from the EP from AMDiscs called Pleasures of the Sun.

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Hooded Menace

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 18 March 2010

I had to put up with some seriously obnoxious jocks and drunken highschool kids at a recent show featuring flavor-of-the-moment acts that did the whole ecstatic, 80s electro thing that’s so popular these days. Lots of fluorescent colors. I had to blast some death freaking metal when I got home, and Hooded Menace fit the […]

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80s rock for the 00s with The Galvatrons

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By Xavier Toby in New Trends on Monday 4 May 2009

Next big things don’t often come as hot as Melbourne band, The Galvatrons. They’re still on the low down, but with a debut album on the way, this band will soon be everywhere. The four-piece rock-synth outfit do glam 80s better than the 80s acts did, with the attire to match. Currently on a small-scale […]

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The futuristic retro sounds of DJ Z-Trip

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By Shepard Fairey in New Trends on Tuesday 20 January 2009

This guy is my favorite DJ. He’s the inventor of the mash-up, but his skills go way beyond that. I love to DJ, but when i do, I play a lot of classics. I don’t stick to new stuff because I’m not trying to pull out the top forty banger for the club. That’s what […]

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Marc Collin: My Secret Playlist!’

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 20 August 2008

Nouvelle Vague are as sultry as a warm summer’s day. Their exotic blend of acoustic jazz and pop has reinvented a handful of the 80s most hummable tunes, whilst simultaneously putting the Fresh back into Frensch – whoops, that should be French — music. Yes, a bad joke is a wicked thing. But frontman Marc Collin’s Playlist isn’t.

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The Alan Parsons Project’s Eye in the Sky

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 30 July 2008

It sounds like a cliche to say it, but they just don’t write em’ like they used to: the soulful melodies, the crisp acoustics ringing out across murky lyrical lines. The Alan Parsons Project was an experiment in creating perfect, somewhat sinister, pop. With Eye in the Sky they succeeded, then added in an extra […]

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A change is as good as a Holiday

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 19 July 2008

I love the 80s! Bring them back, please, at the very least so I can dance about like a member of Madonna’s posse and wear day-glo like there’s no tomorrow. Only there is. And it comes back to haunt you in it’s its full polaroid glory. Hmm, perhaps that rats tail wasn’t such a good […]

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David Byrne’s Playing the Building

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Monday 16 June 2008

I recently got to see David Byrne’s installation piece, Playing the Building, at the Battery Maritime Building in lower Manhattan. It was opening day, but I got there on the early side, and everything was pretty well organized, so it wasn’t too difficult or slow to get in. The piece is pretty straightforward – it’s an antique organ that is attached to the building via an array of pneumatic and electrical tubes that connects each key to a pipe, pillar, or metal beam.

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After The Fire’s Der Kommissar

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 27 February 2008

I ran a series of 80s nights in New York last year — showing cult 80s movies and playing classic cuts from that era of kitsch and spice — purely so I could spin After The Fire’s Der Kommissar over and over. Yessir, this was the future of music in 1983. Pity no one was […]

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Come on Eileen

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 20 June 2007

Man, I remember shaking my tail to Come on Eileen many moons ago — when rat-tails were a right of passage and Molly Ringwald held both the lock and the key to my tiny pitter pattering heart. Back then it was all ice-skating and fairy floss; skateboards and trading cards. It was bags of chips by the rusty school fence and sunburnt faces on crackling summer days.

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Marc Collin from Nouvelle Vague

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 5 March 2007

We interviewed Marc Collin, the creative force behind French group Nouvelle Vague, who along with a series of 80s acoustic tribute albums also released an installment in the popular Late Night Tales compilation series.

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