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WIRE 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Wire, whose 15th studio album ‘Silver/Lead’ is set for release on March 31, have announced a busy live schedule aimed at celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary (since the first gig at London’s Roxy played by the ‘classic’ line-up in 1977) …

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WATCH: THE LEMON TWIGS NEW VIDEO

The new Lemon Twigs video has just been released, ahead of their sold out dates UK dates in March. Read all about them in the current issue of Electronic Sound where we discuss The Beatles, synths and yellow trainers. The …

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Mind On The Run: The Basil Kirchin Story

Words: ES STAFF A celebration of Basil Kirchin, the forgotten genius of post-war British Music, will take place at Hull City Hall from 17-19 February. Initially a drummer inspired by jazz and mambo, Kirchin’s life has spanned the days when …

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Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer Released

Words: ES STAFF Tune up your bikes and start hoarding those Eggos. With a new teaser trailer released yesterday, it was revealed that Stranger Things will be returning for its second season this October. The show was an overnight success, …

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KLF, JAMMS, WHAT THE F*** IS GOING ON? *UPDATE*

In a further mystifying development in the saga of the return of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu/KLF this summer, a new poster has appeared.The first poster, which appeared in Hackney early in January stated the following: 2017: What The …

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R.I.P. John Hurt

John Hurt was a much-loved figure around the world, and particularly here in Electronic Sound’s home city of Norwich, where he was chancellor of the Norwich University of the Arts. So here’s our little tribute to the man, from the …

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SYNTH WAVE FESTIVAL

Synth Wave Live is a one-day ’boutique’ festival (indoors, proper toilets, all that good stuff) featuring some of the finest underground electronic acts from the UK and beyond. It all kicks off on April 1st at the Zigfrid Von Underbelly …

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NEW JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS ALBUM

The new John Foxx And The Maths album, ‘The Machine’ is out in three weeks and is now available to pre-order. This beautiful, dark electronic soundtrack was recorded by John Foxx and Benge for the theatre production of E.M. Forster’s …

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RIP JAKI LEIBEZEIT

Spoon Records have just announced the passing of Jaki Liebezeit: “It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss …

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Hauschka Gets BAFTA Nomination, Releases New Video

Words: ES STAFF It’s not just the Golden Globes that have taken a shine to the musical prowess of Hauschka aka Volker Bertelmann. Along with Dustin O’Halloran (one half of neo-classical group A Winged Victory For The Sullen), the pair …

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The Best of The Best

As a lot of you know Electronic Sound started off as a purely digital magazine. We’ve got great features and amazing interviews that have never been printed on paper. For that reason we’ve decided to create an Electronic Sound Compendium: …

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NEW BOWIE EP

On what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, there is a present for all us Bowie fans in the shape of an EP with three new tracks. The video, like the musical ‘Lazarus’, references the character Bowie played in …

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Kraftwerk And Duran Duran: The Forgotten Alliance

The split single is a fine institution. Who can forget the Sonic Youth/Mudhoney 12-inch when Sonic Youth covered Mudhoney’s ‘Touch Me I’m Sick’ and Mudhoney the Sonic youth track ‘Halloween’? Sonic Youth ran away with it, to be honest. The …