Items filtered by date: May 2022
26 May
Published in Song of 2day
The Del-Byzanteens was a New York-based no wave band active in the early 1980s. The band comprised Phil Kline (vocals, guitar); Jim Jarmusch (vocals, keyboards); Philippe Hagen (bass); Josh Braun (percussion, drums); and Dan Braun (drums, percussion). Lucy Sante wrote the lyrics to some of their songs, while James Nares sometimes contributed as a percussionist, and occasionally John Lurie performed with them on stage.
24 May
Published in Song of 2day
The Triffids were an Australian alternative rock and pop band, formed in Perth in Western Australia in May 1978 with David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist.They achieved some success in Australia, but greater success in the UK and Scandinavia in the 1980s before disbanding in 1989.Their best-known songs include "Wide Open Road" (February 1986) and "Bury Me Deep in Love" (October 1987). SBS television featured their 1986 album, Born Sandy Devotional, on the Great Australian Albums series in 2007,and in 2010 it ranked 5th in the book The 100 Best Australian Albums by Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell. According to music historian Ian McFarlane, "The Triffids remain one of Australia's best-loved, post-punk groups ... McComb ... infused his melancholy songs with stark yet beautiful and uniquely Australian imagery. Few songwriters managed to capture the feeling of isolation and fatalistic sense of despair of the Australian countryside.
23 May
Published in Song of 2day
The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring 23 UK Top 40 singles and 19 UK Top 40 albums to date in a career spanning five decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving bands to have originated in the UK punk scene.
22 May
Published in Song of 2day
Also known as 010, Human Puppets were created in 2004 by two friends Stathis Leontiadis and Nick Kapantzakis, both involved in the underground Greek scene. Admirers of the Dada movement,with a D.I.Y. philosophy in everything, they combined analogue sounds with tapes, toys, noises and strange visuals. However, by that time, no Greek label was interested in such experiment,only friends and Jorg from Kernkrach that believed in them and releseased their material. Since then, the Human Puppets have released the EP Human Puppets in 2005, the LP The Future From The Past in 2006 and they self released (as 5th Floor Entertainment) single T.V. Eye in 2010 and the LP T.V. Eye in 2011. Their songs appeared in many compilations and their sound became popular,giving inspiration to other bands/artist. Their live concerts,were a "must see" as they insisted on using only analogue synths and machines, despite the difficulties, the trends and against all odds. They parted their ways in 2012, mostly due to distance.
20 May
Published in Song of 2day
Icehouse are a rock band from Sydney, formed in 1977 as Flowers. Initially known in Australia for their pub-rock style, the band later achieved mainstream success playing new-wave and synthpop music and attained Top 10 singles chart success locally and in both Europe and the U.S.The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies (singer-songwriter, record producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, oboe)supplying additional musicians as required. The name "Icehouse", adopted in 1981, comes from an old, cold flat Davies lived in and the strange building across the road populated by itinerant people.
17 May
Published in Song of 2day
The Psychedelic Furs are a British post-punk band founded in London in February 1977.Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, to later touching on new wave and hard rock. The band had several hits in their early career. In 1986, filmmaker John Hughes used their song "Pretty in Pink" for his film of the same name. They went on hiatus after they finished touring in 1992, but resumed in 2000 and continue to perform live. The band released Made of Rain, their first studio album in nearly three decades, on 31 July 2020.
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