Livestream Preview: Modern English @ Indigo at The O2, 9/25/20

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Modern English (Photo courtesy Clarion Call)

After having to recently cancel its summer North American 40th anniversary tour — a run that was to also feature a front-to-back performance of its breakthrough 1982 album After the Snow — legendary British band Modern English provides fans with a broadcast performance of the entire album from the Indigo at The 02 on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8:30pm ET in a show specially designated for North America!

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Livestream Preview: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark @ Indigo at the O2, 10/24/20

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OMD (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) recently announced a uniquely special You Me & OMD live show from London’s Indigo at The O2 on Oct. 24 — set to raise money and awareness for their crew, whose livelihoods have been so affected in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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Song of the Day: “The Last Exit” by Still Corners

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Still Corners (Photo by Bernard Bur)

Today, Still Corners announces the duo’s fifth studio album, The Last Exit, for release on Jan. 22, 2021, via Wrecking Light Records. Alongside this news, the band shares the beguiling and wanderlust title track and its stark, captivating video.

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Song of the Day: “Strange Timez” by Gorillaz featuring Robert Smith

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Pretty much every time Gorillaz releases a song during the pandemic, we name it our Song of the Day.

And so it goes with “Strange Timez” by Gorillaz featuring Robert Smith, a combination you may have been waiting for ever since Gorillaz began collaborating with inspirational artists to make songs (which has been since their very first tune)!

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Song of the Day: “Candy Says” by Hot Chip

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Late Night Tales is pleased to announce its latest installment to its long-running artist-curated mix series, this time curated by UK electronic artpop outfit Hot Chip.

Today, in conjunction with the announcement, Hot Chip present their ethereal cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says,” through which they add an element of displacement and detachment.

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Song of the Day: “Keep ‘Em Alive” by The Damned

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The Damned (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)

In 1980 and 1981, The Damned went to Rockfield for a series of sessions that eventually became The Black Album, The Friday 13th EP, and Strawberries. Their time there produced some of The Damned’s greatest musical moments and memorable stories of horses, cows, vampires, rifles, and Lemmy.

In 2019, The Damned returned to Rockfield studios to record the first new music since 2018’s Top 10 Evil Spirits album. “Keep ‘Em Alive” is the first single from that effort.

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Song of the Day: “Corner of My Sky” by Kelly Lee Owens featuring John Cale

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Kelly Lee Owens (Photo by Kim Hiorthøy)

Producer/musician Kelly Lee Owens collaborates with John Cale on a foreboding new single, “Corner Of My Sky” (feat. John Cale), from her forthcoming album Inner Song, out Aug. 28 on Smalltown Supersound.

The two Welsh artists first met in London while working on a song for John, which prompted a future collaboration for Inner Song. In “Corner Of My Sky,” Cale sings in both English and Welsh over Owens’ droning, psychedelic lullaby. The track follows a string of previously released singles and videos — “On,” “Night,” and “Melt!”

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