Elemental Music’s “The Motown Collection”

Elemental Music’s The Motown Collection is a continuing series of long-playing vinyl reissues of crate digger favorites from the Detroit-bred soul music giant Motown Records catalog. All releases will replicate the ‘60s and ‘70s LPs’ bold sound and 12-by-12 full-color packaging. The Motown Sound Collection continues with titles scheduled for release through early 2025. Elemental […]

Alison Moyet

To celebrate 40 years as a solo artist, Alison Moyet releases Key, a collection of 16 reworked singles and deep cuts, alongside two brand new tracks It is, says Alison Moyet, quite remarkable to think that she’s been singing for “some serious years”. She formed her first band at 16 in Basildon, was in Yazoo […]

EMF

British dance-rock quintet EMF formed in Cinderford, England in October 1989. All five original members were veterans of the local music scene before founding EMF, whose name supposedly stood for “Epsom Mad Funkers” (although it was widely speculated that the initials instead represented “Ecstasy Mother Fuckers”). Within two months of formation, the group played its […]

The Chameleons

The legacy of The Chameleons dates all the way back to 1981 when the band were discovered by the legendary BBC Radio host John Peel. Following their debut single In Shreds for Epic Records in 1982, the band released three seminal albums: the widely acclaimed Script of the Bridge (1983), cited by many sources to […]

Urban Heat

Urban Heat

Jonathan Horstmann – Vocals Kevin Naquin – Keyboards Paxel Foley – Bass “Thanks in part to ‘Have You Ever’ becoming a minor TikTok hit last year, Urban Heat has taken Austin’s clubs and America’s goth underground in such a blitz that it feels like it suddenly arose from the ether.” – Andy O’Conner, SPIN Austin […]

The Mission

The Mission

In late 1985, Wayne Hussey (vocals & guitar) and Craig Adams (bass) enlisted the talents of Simon Hinkler (guitar) and Mick Brown (drums) and formed The Mission. In January 1986 they embarked on their first European tour supporting The Cult. They released two singles independently, ‘Serpents Kiss’ & ‘Garden of Delight’, both reaching No.1 in […]

Tracy Bonham

Tracy Bonham is a classically trained violinist and pianist turned alternative singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 1996 with her twice GRAMMY™ nominated album, The Burdens of Being Upright (Island Records). This debut album cast Bonham into the global spotlight with MTV fame and major radio airplay with her #1 alternative chart-topping song Mother Mother, an anthem for disgruntled […]

T.S.O.L.

“I think it’s important for a band to keep pushing… trying new things,” says Jack Grisham, vocalist for legendary SoCal punk band T.S.O.L. “If not, you might as well do the county fair circuit… not that there’s anything wrong with that. You’ve got to make a living somehow!” For T.S.O.L., that “new thing” is their ninth studio […]

The Dandy Warhols

Formed in Portland, OR, The Dandy Warhols combined the best bits of shoegaze, alternative powerpop and heavy rock with a wicked satirical pen. Spawning alt-rock mainstays like “Bohemian Like You”, “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth,” “”Have a Kick Ass Summer (Me and My Friends)” and the synth-disco jam “We Used to […]