Keeping you up to date with the latest news about acts who were around in the ’80s.

Jesse Rae put to the sword

Jesse Rae

Scottish musician Jesse Rae, best known for his minor 1985 hit Over The Sea, has been told he will not be allowed into polling stations or the election count in the Borders if he carries his claymore. The singer, who … read more

Record Store Day 2015

Yellow vinyl on a turntable

Tomorrow (April 18) is Record Store Day 2015. What will you be queuing up for, fighting off hipsters to get hold of, or bidding stupid amounts of money for on eBay? Here are some of the RSD exclusive releases involving … read more

Pixies – “EP2”

The Pixies' "EP2" sleeve

The Pixies continue their policy of releasing new material in small doses with the arrival of a new EP, EP2, announced today. At the moment it seems to be available exclusively from the band’s official website in a variety of bundles ranging … read more

Our Top 10 Albums of 2013

Top 10 albums of 2013

We’re not just here to look back at music made between 1980 and 1989, sitting in a rocking chair with a tartan blanket on our knees and moaning that all modern music is rubbish. To be fair, a lot of … read more

Erasure – Snow Globe

Erasure "Snow Globe" sleeve

A mere 25 years after their Crackers International EP, Erasure have finally gone the whole hog and released a Christmas album. Well, a Christmas themed album, as some of the original songs on offer, such as Blood On The Snow … read more