ALDOUS HARDING: ART POP ENIGMA

Aldous Harding is an enigma; she’s an elusive but captivating presence who can invoke both a nervous giggle and a slack-jawed tear via her careful pairing of abstract lyrics and subtle hooks.

THE WHOLE OF THE MOON

“One of the finest songs I’ve ever heard,” said The Killers’ Brandon Flowers about “The Whole of the Moon” at TRNSMT Festival 2018.

LENE LOVICH: LUCKY NUMBER

On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. “Lucky Number” became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.

WENDY JAMES: REVOLUTION BABY!

The ex-lead singer and focal point of Transvision Vamp, Wendy James, who attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image & her punk-chewed bubblegum rock, turned 54 today.

DEPECHE MODE TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Depeche Mode are to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. This was DM’s third time being nominated since becoming eligible back in 2006. The band had earlier received nominations for both the 2017 and 2018 classes.

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

“Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town” is one of the most consequential songs that introduced me to the synthesizer-heavy + glam fashion x nervous and nerdy personas = New Wave.⁣

WHISKEY IN THE JAR

Kickstart your 2020 welcoming party with one of the most classic drinking songs ever written: Whiskey in the Jar.

NEW WAVE WHO’S WHO

At a quick glance I see Billy Idol, Limahl, Grace Jones, Adam Ant, Robert Smith, David Bowie, Simon Le Bon, that “Voices Carry” girl, Nick Rhodes, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Mothersbaugh, the Culture Club frontman, Howard Jones, … can you find Morrissey?

THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl is the best Christmas tune of all time and also UK’s most-played Christmas song of the 21st century.

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