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65. Something for the Weekend: Rubicks “Jungle of You”

Taken from Rubicks’ second album, The Rise of the Giddy, “Jungle of You” sits precariously toward the tail of the player. Continue reading

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45. Something for the Weekend: Kraftwerk “Musique Non-Stop”

In 1986, Kraftwerk released the single “Musique Non-Stop” and the video scared the living shit out of me. Continue reading

42. Something for the Weekend: Die Doraus und Die Marinas “Fred vom Jupiter”

When Andreas Dorau penned “Fred vom Jupiter” as part of a school project, it is unlikely the seventeen-year-old realised that he had struck gold. Continue reading

41. Something for the Weekend: The Avalanches “Frontier Psychiatrist”

Following successful support slots with the likes of Beck, Public Enemy and The Beastie Boys in the late-90’s, Australian electronic group The Avalanches eventually released their début album at the start of the new century. Continue reading

39. Something for the Weekend: Pram “The Owl Service”

With percussion ricocheting amongst the speakers, Pram’s sixth album, The Museum of Imaginary Animals presents itself as a curious entity. Continue reading

35. Something for the Weekend: The Stranglers “Rok it to the Moon”

Lambasted by some at the time for not being a “proper punk band” due to their pub-rock origins, the Stranglers are one of the last surviving bands from the first generation of punk. Continue reading

34. Something for the Weekend: Broadcast “Winter Now” / “Come on, Let’s Go”

One of my favourite bands of all time, lead signer Trish Keenan passed away today at the age of 42. She will be missed. Continue reading

23. Something for the Weekend: Sugababes “Freak Like Me”

Long before they became a parody of modern pop, whereby one face/name/voice/personality is interchangeable with another, the Sugababes were easily one of the strongest groups in British pop. Continue reading

21. Something for the Weekend: Dandi Wind “Umbilical Noose”

Before taking time out with her side-project Fan Death, Canadian artist Dandilion Wind Opaine was working with boyfriend Szam Findlay in their apocalyptic electro-punk band, Dandi Wind. Continue reading

17. Something for the Weekend: Rubicks “Is This Love?”

With the release of their new single on the horizon, electro-rock band Rubicks are moving steadily forward to the release of their second album, which is apparently coming fairly soon. Continue reading

16. Something for the Weekend: Kap Bambino “Dead Lazers”

There are those that are often too lazy to do any research that will happily slate the likes of Kap Bambino for throwing together copy and paste versions of Crystal Castles, but the truth is rarely so simple. Continue reading

13. Something for the Weekend: Clor “Outlines”

When the south London electro-pop band, Clor split-up in May 2006, the five-piece left behind a painfully small body of work. Continue reading

12. Something for the Weekend: Kylie Minogue “Confide in Me”

Generally when pop stars ditch their writing/production team, the world for the most part rolls their collective eyes, full in the knowledge that the ego has finally surpassed the talent. That ‘Kylie Minogue’ is as good an album as it actually is, is a credit to both Minogue and Deconstruction Records. Continue reading

11. Something for the Weekend: Fad Gadget “Collapsing New People”

When Frank Tovey emerged at the very tail end of the 1970’s, he found himself instantly fitting into the fledgling new wave and avant-garde electronic music scene as Fad Gadget. Continue reading

08. Something for the Weekend: Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus”

Released on Mute Records in August 1989, “Personal Jesus” was Depeche Mode’s last hurrah of the decade that made them. Continue reading

07. Something for the Weekend: Crystal Castles “Celestica”

The arrival of the Canadian duo’s second album did not initially fill me with glee, but even the most hardened prick could not deny that it is a significant and surprising step forward. Continue reading

01. Something for the Weekend: S’Express “Theme from S ‘Express”

Emerging from the British dance scene from the late 1980’s, DJ and producer Mark Moore created S’Express, with Pascal Gabriel and Sonique. Continue reading

Coming Soon (Probably):

Beat Happening "Pinebox Derby"
bis "This is Fake D.I.Y."
Cabaret Voltaire "Nag Nag Nag"
Donna Summer "I Feel Love"
Electrelane (undecided)
Heloise & the Savoir Faire "Odyle"
Kortatu "Nicaragua Sandinista"
Logikparty "Anti Omerta"
Madness (undecided)
Make the Girl Dance "Wall of Death"
One Way System "No Return"
Peter and the Test Tube Babies "Shit British Tour"
PiL (undecided)
Queen of Hearts "Neon"
Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile F1-11"
Throbbing Gristle "Discipline"
Twin Crystals (undecided)

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