UK trio Clean Bandit have been taking the English charts by storm as they ready their second album via Atlantic Records, and they are about to launch a major US tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 19. You can win tickets to go!
Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman started out their band Slaves playing small pubs in their hometown in Kent, England. The UK punk rockers were trying to work out their act, and they would often play to one lone pub patron on a slow night, Isaac recalled at DC9 on Wednesday.
Daryl Hall and John Oates broke through in the early ’70s with undeniably catchy songs of blue-eyed soul, and went on to create 18 studio albums, selling more than 40 million records. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears for Fears in the early ’80s, creating alternative synthpop, which also produced #1 hits (they had two while Hall and Oates had six, if we are keeping count).
The Americans and the Englishmen were both very popular in the mid-1980s, as their songs climbed the charts and their videos were in heavy rotation on MTV. Now, the two bands are touring together, and they perform at the Verizon Center in DC on Monday, June 26.
Legendary post-punk rockers Modern English are set to release their first album by original members of the band in 30 years. The band successfully funded the album via PledgeMusic.
The Zombies surely make for an unlikely success story. By the release of their seminal album, Odessey and Oracle, in 1968, the band broke up. Early in 1969, “Time of the Season” from the album became a hit in the United States, but The Zombies weren’t there to enjoy the attention.