The Pogues – ‘Rum Sodomy & the Lash’ was released on August 5, 1985

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– The album was produced by Elvis Costello
‘Rum Sodomy & the Lash’ was The Pogues second studio album.
– Three singles were released from the album, “A Pair of Brown Eyes”, “Sally MacLennane”
and “Dirty Old Town”.

 

 

 

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Japanese Television – Tick Tock [New Music]

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Japanese harp and synth player Ian Thorn and Bassist Alex Lawton met on tour in Europe, performing as part of a Canadian space-rock orchestra. They bonded over their shared passion for Finnish experimental band Circle, Pink Floyd, Television, Broadcast and Brian Eno, and went on to form instrumental space-surf band, Japanese Television, with James Moriaty and Tim Jones.

They put together a collection of tracks that would make their debut self-titled EP and went into “the studio” (i.e a village hall outside of Peterborough armed with an 8-track) with Kristian Bell of The Wytches at the helm. The EP is out on 7th September via revered underground label Tip Top Recordings (Cassels, Sun Cop).

Today the band share first single from the EP; Tick Tock – a white knuckle ride journey through time and space. The single was given its first play last night on John Kennedy’s Radio X, with John making it a ‘hot one’. He said the track had “shades of Electrelane”.

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Fucked Up – “Raise Your Voice Joyce” [New Music]

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Fucked Up have released a new single “Raise Your Voice Joyce”, their first since the limited 12″ ”This Mother Forever”.
It comes from the forthcoming album ‘Dose Your Dreams’ which has a street date of October 5, 2018.

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Depeche Mode released ‘People Are People’ on July 2, 1984

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Depeche Mode released the compilation album ‘People Are People’ on July 2nd, 1984 in North America.

When it was originally released in 1984 it didn’t received too much attention (except in Canada), but when the single “People Are People” became a hit on the alternative charts the next summer the album really took off.

The album included the tracks: “People Are People” , “Now This Is Fun”, “Love, in Itself”, “Work Hard”,  “Told You So”,   “Get The Balance Right!”, “Leave In Silence”, “Pipeline”, “Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts)”.

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Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! sings The Specials – “A Message to You, Rudy”

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