News featuring Siouxsie and the Banshees

The following news stories mention Siouxsie and the Banshees. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 6 hours ago.

’14 May 27 Tue

Tuesday 27th May

  • Vows performed for WFMU, playing "Emet in Exile" show at Trans-Pecos tonight w/ The Gradients & more

    As you may know, Brooklyn DIY venue Emet is likely shutting down but the people behind the venue have teamed up with Showpaper for an "Emet in Exile" show at Trans-Pecos tonight (5/23). The show, which doubles as a Showpaper benefit, features The Gradients (who also play next week with What Moon Things), Vows, Sunflower Bean, Onwe and Somewhere. $7-$20 suggested at the door. More info here.

    Meanwhile, electro-goth duo Vows just played a live set for WFMU earlier this week (5/22) on a show with a genre-appropriate playlist of tracks by Sisters of Mecy, Bauhaus, Christian Death, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees and more by DJ Nanase Hikaru. You can listen to an archive of the full show here.

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’14 Mar 12 Wed

Wednesday 12th March

’14 Mar 11 Tue

Tuesday 11th March

  • Siouxsie and the Banshees to Reissue "Hong Kong Garden" as Double-7-Inch

    These days, most artists wait until Record Store Day (April 19) to unveil their special vinyl releases, but Siouxsie and the Banshees will be going against convention. They are reissuing their debut single, 1978's "Hong Kong Garden," on April 7 through Universal Music. The single will be released as a four-song double-7-inch. The first record features the original version of "Hong Kong Garden" on the A-side and the original B-side, "Voices," on the flip. The second record, meanwhile, contains the alternate version of "Hong Kong Garden" from Sofia Coppola's film Marie...Read More

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’13 Dec 5 Thu

Thursday 5th December

  • Toy: Join the Dots – review + video

    Toy seem a little torn between droney jams and paisley pop, but they're definitely on the way to somewhere interesting

    In 2010, the US duo MGMT released the follow-up to their million-selling debut album Oracular Spectacular. Congratulations was, they said, influenced not by 60s psychedelia but "80s English underground bands that were influenced by 60s psychedelic rock". There was a song about Television Personalities frontman Dan Treacy, rendered in the trebly, clattering, reverb-heavy style of their 1982 psych album Mummy Your Not Watching Me. In interviews, they mentioned the Cleaners from Venus and the Deep Freeze Mice's My Geraniums Are Bulletproof. The general consensus seemed to be that it was an act of wilful commercial suicide, something the sales figures went on to bear out.

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’13 Nov 1 Fri

Friday 1st November

  • MS MR Cover LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean”: Listen

    MS MR are an incredibly versatile little band, channeling everything from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Florence + the Machine to reggae on their impressive debut, all while keeping their orchestral-pop-gone-demented flair intact. And now the New York duo has pulled it off again, taking on New York dance-punk-pastiche icons LCD Soundsystem with a cover of their ... More »

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’13 Aug 9 Fri

Friday 9th August

  • That'shhh entertainment: a library playlist

    The Wellcome Library is hoping to distract its readers from noisy building works with a Spotify playlist. Can you add some quiet suggestions?

    Most of us prefer a bit of peace and quiet if we want to do some serious reading but the folks at the Wellcome Library won't be getting much of that since a £17.5m programme of building works kicked off on Thursday.

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’13 Aug 7 Wed

Wednesday 7th August

’13 Jul 5 Fri

Friday 5th July

  • Mårten Spångberg, the bad boy of contemporary dance

    The Dane likes his audience to leave their phones on and has a troupe that's the choreographic equivalent of Occupy. He explains why he's aiming for 'something neo-liberalism can't cope with'

    You've seen contemporary dance, even if you don't think you have: it's actually been infiltrating the pop world for years. Some recent examples: Beyoncé filched great chunks of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's classic Rosas Danst Rosas for her Countdown video; Kylie regularly hires "serious" contemporary choreographers such as Akram Khan and Rafael Bonachela for her tours; if you go to Latitude this summer you'll see dance companies sharing the bill with Kraftwerk and Bloc Party; and the Knife had a troupe of experimental dancers on stage for this year's Shaking The Habitual tour.

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’13 Jun 24 Mon

Monday 24th June

  • Double Fantasy Live – review

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    On a giant screen, John Lennon and Yoko Ono walk through a chilly Central Park, as the ex-Beatle ruminates over their just-released collaborative album Double Fantasy. "It's love and a lot of sweat and the life experience of two people," he surmises. Twelve days later, Lennon was killed and Double Fantasy transformed from a poorly received comeback into a chart-topping, hit-spawning, Grammy-winning last testament. Now, in the last gig of Ono's Meltdown festival, the album is being played live for the first time – and as a backing band and the 18-strong Sense of Sound choir take to the stage, expectation is high.

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’13 Jun 16 Sun

Sunday 16th June

  • Siouxsie – review

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    It's five years since Siouxsie last played in London, long enough for absence to inspire rabid fondness. When she strides on to the Festival Hall stage for her first show as part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown – a second had to be added to meet demand – she is greeted with a standing ovation; pity the misguided usher who attempts to stop fans rushing down the stairs to fawn at her feet. You get the impression Siouxsie herself expects nothing less: she is every inch a pop star, a teasing, saucy, inexhaustible exhibitionist. Songs aren't merely sung but performed with her entire body: jutting elbows and thrusting hips, whip-cracking arms and scything kicks. And she does all this encased in shiny white plastic: no wonder she cries out halfway through, "I'm melting!"

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