Watch a new trailer for an upcoming documentary on Canadian synthpunk innovator, Nash The Slash!
Below you can watch a new trailer for an upcoming documentary on Canadian synthpunk innovator, Nash The Slash, who combined horror imagery and costumes with macabre electronic music and eerie electric violin playing, beginning in the late 1970s. He was also well-known for his collaborations with Gary Numan in the early ‘80s:
The film, which is now in post-production, is currently raising funds on Indiegogo, where you can pick up Nash The Slash T-Shirts, vinyl, CDs, prints, and even some exclusive cassette reissues of his classic early releases, limited to 100 copies each:
English cross-genre experimental band Coil has released new music to the public via Storming The Bass.
Three high-quality vinyl records in a beautiful Deluxe GATEFOLD SLEEVE with a wide spine and a 2-CD Digipack.
Nearly 150 minutes of previously unreleased Coil recordings.
All written and recorded between 1993 to 1996. Selected and assembled by Danny Hyde [Electric Sewer Age, ex-Coil, ex-Psychic TV, ex-Black Light District] from the studio archives. Commissioned artwork by Steven Stapleton, from a recalled dream by John Balance. All mastering by Martin Bowes (Attrition) in a Cage Studio.
You can purchase here:
Tomorrow the Wool-e records double concert Neon Electronics + Simi Nah (farewell concert!) Concert will take place at De Kreun in Kortrijk (B). If you buy your ticket online now, you can win a free album from one of the performing bands!
Indeed, Wool-e is giving away 15 copies of the brand new Neon Electronics album "Apollo" and 15 copies of the latest Simi Nah album "La Terre Est Noire"!
So go order those TICKETS now!
Check out the videos from Neon Electronics & Simi Nah below!
Morgen vindt het Wool-e records dubbelconcert Neon Electronics + Simi Nah (afscheidsconcert!) plaats in de Kreun te Kortrijk (B). Wie zijn ticket nu nog snel online koopt maakt kans op een gratis album van één van de optredende groepen.
Wool-e geeft namelijk 15 exemplaren van het gloednieuwe Neon Electronics album "Apollo" en 15 exemplaren van het laatste Simi Nah album "La Terre Est Noire" weg!
Bestel dus nu snel uw TICKETS!
Check hieronder de video's van Neon Electronics en Simi Nah!
LA based Dark Synth artist THRILLSVILLE has released the debut track off of his upcoming, yet to be named album, "Second Sleep."
“Reworking and reinterpreting a song wasn’t a stretch for me. It’s kind of like taking a theme and varying it when I’m composing for film, TV or video games. It’s fun to take the same source material and put it in a completely different musical world. I’ve always loved Stolen Babies’ version of 'Second Sleep' and getting Dominique from SB to add background vocals to my version made it really special for me. It wouldn’t have been right without her. I feel like the dreamy and moody quality of the original rock version translated even better with this dark dance version.” - THRILLSVILLE
“Hot off the presses, Thrillsville has a new single called 'Second Sleep,' and it may be my new favorite song. Almost impossible to pigeonhole, this track is equal parts industrial tinged Stabbing Westward and Sisters of Mercy-esque Goth rock. That’s a poor attempt to categorize what Thrillsville has pulled out with this song, but wherever it’s meeting in the middle is a sonically perfect place and I want more of it. I can only hope that this is a teaser of things to come!” - Echosynthetic
Thrillsville is the industrial music / dark wave solo project of Rani Sharone. Known for his dark cabaret band Stolen Babies, Sharone has collaborated and performed with Puscifer, Marilyn Manson, and TV/film composer Tyler Bates. A fellow in the Sundance Film Composers Lab Sharone also produced music for highly acclaimed Films/TV Shows including Samurai Jack, Ray Donovan, American Ultra, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, and more.
“Second Sleep,” the first single off Thrillsville’s upcoming album, is following his horror themed debut ep, Haunt Music, which spawned the Claymation videos for “In the Hall of the Chainsaw King” and “Lycanthrope” as well as the 3-D animated video for “Sirens.”
"Conjuring up tantalizing and warped soundscapes...Thrillsville’s music sounds like it's been ripped directly from a melted B-movie VHS tape. It's ghoulish, grizzly, and just plain great" - Phoenix New Times
"A treasure of an EP... 'Haunt Music' is like watching a horror movie with your eyes closed. Images of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael Myers fill your mind as the rough guitar tones, the creepy synths, and sinister beats wash over you." - Victim of Sound
"...manic carnival music" - The Hollywood Reporter
“Punctuated with a superb eighties influenced instrumental score from Rani Sharone, [...] has an irresistible charm that sweeps over you” - Biff Bam Pop!
On this day, 17 years ago, Frank Tovey / Fad Gadget died at the age of 45.
Today it’s been already 17 years since Frank Tovey, also known as Fad Gadget, passed away at the age of 45 (°8 September 1956 – † 3 April 2002). He was a pioneer of both (electronic) New-wave and Industrial music. As no other, and we even dare to say upon today, he succeeded in fusing together darkish electro-pop with industrial and noisy experiments.
His sarcastic and darkly humorous view on life reflected his lyrics that were mostly filled with biting social commentary towards subjects such as machinery, industrialization, consumerism, human sexuality, mass media, religion, domestic violence and dehumanization.
In 1978 Frank Tovey sent a demo tape of Back to Nature to Daniel Miller, who had just released his own, and thus first Mute label single, as The Normal.
Tovey signed as Fad Gadget to Daniel Miller's Mute Records made him the first artist to sign to Mute and ”Back to Nature" the second release on Mute Records. The single was recorded on a 8-track recorder and released in 1979. After this successful single release, the follow-up single Ricky’s Hand record was recorded and released. Tovey also began recording a full album, his iconic debut album Fireside Favorites which was released by Mute in November 1980.
In 1981 Tovey released another single “Make Room", featuring the "Lady Shave" on the b-side, the latter went on to become one of his most known and played tracks.
For Tovey the ideas and concepts behind his live performances were just as important as his music. His live appearances quickly became known for his confrontational stage antics.
In total Frank Tovey recorded four albums under the moniker Fad Gadget, four as Frank Tovey and two as Frank Tovey & The Pyros.
After the release and tour from Frank Tovey & The Pyros album Worried Men In Second-Hand Suits (1992) he withdrew from the music scene for almost a decade.
In 2001 he started performing again as Fad Gadget supporting label mates Depeche Mode on their world tour. Fad Gadet was invited by Depeche Mode themselves as they once supported Fad Gadget on tour in 1980.
On April 3rd 2002, only a few days after he had returned home from a Fad Gadget come-back tour through Europe, Frank Tovey died due to a heart failure. Apparently he was aware of the risks of a heart failure that were already diagnosed when he was a chid. This could explain why he called one of the track on his Fireside Favorite debut album the Arch Of The Aorta.
As Fad Gadget
• Fireside Favourites (1980)
• Incontinent (1981)
• Under the Flag (1982)
• Gag (1984)
• The Best of Fad Gadget (2001)
As Frank Tovey
• Easy Listening for the Hard of Hearing (1984) (with Boyd Rice)
• Snakes and Ladders (1986)
• The Fad Gadget Singles (1986)
• Civilian (1988)
• Tyranny & the Hired Hand (1989)
• Grand Union (1991)
• Worried Men in Second Hand Suits (1992)
• Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey (2006)