Soft Cell

Say hello again: Soft Cell reunite for farewell show

Hot on the heels of OMD’s announcement on Monday, now Soft Cell have announced plans to reunite for a concert to mark their fortieth anniversary. The duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball will play The O2 in London on … read more

Album Reviews

James - "Justhipper"

James: “Justhipper – The Complete Sire and Blanco Y Negro Recordings 1986-1988”

“An earwig crawled into my ear / Made a meal of the wax and hairs.” Sorry, what? This isn’t James, the Manchester indie darlings who became huge with Sit Down and filled stadiums with anthems like Sound, Laid and She’s … read more


Off The Chart: 24 February 1985

Off The Chart: 24 February 1985

It’s a special occasion on Off The Chart this week as we reach our 100th edition! To celebrate, we’re doing the whole show live and unedited – if you’re around on Saturday morning, click the link below to listen live … read more

Live Reviews

Bananarama, Clyde Auditorium, 12/11/2017

Bananarama: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 12 November 2017

The Bananarama ladies always struck me as the ideal pals to have on a night out. They dressed however they wanted, did dancing any teenager could do, and probably sneaked a bottle of Taboo into their school disco. Those hazy, … read more


George Michael

George Michael: 1963 – 2016

We’ve lost a lot of major figures in ’80s pop this terrible year, but George Michael was bigger than most. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in North London on 25 June 1963, the son of a Greek Cypriot father and English … read more