The New Wave Music Podcast

The New Wave Music Podcast

A podcast dedicated to discussing and reviewing new music from your favorite New Wave artists, as well as looking at new artists with that new wave sound. Plus interviews and music news.

Episodes

July 8, 2024 27 mins

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Season 5, Episode 91

We've interviewed some amazing artists.  When you get the chance, you don't say no. 

So when we got the opportunity to talk to Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, well guess what? Of course we're not going to turn that down!

We discuss the Thompson Twins succes, his last album "Science Fiction," up...

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 Season 5, Episode 90

It's been some time since our last New Music Spotlight.  That was Twin Tribes, and funny enough, the band on this episode toured with them.   We had the opportunity to talk with Jonathan Horstmann, lead singer and guitarist of Urban Heat.

We discuss how Urban Heat got together, touring, making videos, their new album The Tow...

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June 17, 2024 47 mins

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Season 5, Episode 89

With this episode, we're going to listen to new music from a band that began early in the new wave era, The Jesus And Mary Chain and their latest "Glasgow Eyes," and a band that was at the tail end of that same period, The Pixies, who released their most recent "Doggerel" in 2022.

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Season 5, Episode 88

If you'd told us that Haircut One Hundred would reform with Nick Heyward after 42 years.... well, we wouldn't have believed it.

But it's true, and we were thrilled to have an opportunity to talk with Nick and original bassist Les Nemes.  We discuss the band's name, the reformation after all those years, their u...

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May 22, 2024 33 mins

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Season 5, Episode 87

As MTV was revving up, one man knew that music and video was a way to break out to the masses.  His name: Thomas Dolby.

In this episode we talk with him about his career, touring, his name, his hair and much more.

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Season 5, Episode 86

Blancmange was one of the top new wave bands of the 80's, and under Neil Arthur's direction, they've been very prolific over the past two decades. 

With the brand new greatest hits that's about to drop, we were able to sit down with him and discuss everything from his partnership with Stephen Luscombe, the band...

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Season 5, Episode 85

New album releases means reviews, and we got 'em.

First up, Midnight Oils front man Peter Garrett has just released his second solo album, The True North.

Then, Modern English has kept busy over the past decade, and now have a new one, 1, 2, 3, 4.

In music news we go over new singles from The Alarm,  Pet S...

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Season 5, Episode 84

Another special episode!  Steve had the opportunity to talk with legendary drummer Terry Chambers from XTC.

They discuss the bands origins, the creative process, and most importantly, the band he has now, EXTC, including how they got together and their upcoming tour. 

And we promise... that review of the new Modern Engli...

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Season 5, Episode 83

Back in the 80s, everyone had an Obsession with Animotion.  See what we did there?  And in 2017 the band released their 3rd album, Raise Your Expectations, which we'll review in this episode.

And making matters even better, we had a chance to talk with original member, singer/guitarist Bill Wadhams.  He tells us about the ban...

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March 5, 2024 51 mins

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Season 5, Episode 82

After some interviews, we're going to return to an album review episode.  Neither albums are brand new, but well worth looking into. 

First up is the 2017 release Pollinator from new wave legends Blondie.  After that, we'll take a deep dive into the solo album from Devo's Gerard V. Casale, originally released in 200...

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February 19, 2024 49 mins

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Season 5, Episode 81

Back in the late 80's, Kissing The Pink, or KTP, had a string of club hits.  They are back with a 5-disc anthology, including three of their albums, extensive remixes and even brand new songs.

We had an opportunity to talk to band members Nick Whitecross, Jon Hall,  Simon Aldridge and Pete Barnett.  We discuss the bands name,...

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Season 5, Episode 80

A new season begins with a great episode.  First up, we're going to review the latest from Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, 2023's X - Love, Death, Sorrow.

Making the episode even better is that we had the opportunity to talk with Jay Aston, lead singer of the band.  We discuss the bands origins, working with long time ba...

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Season 5, Episode 79

New year, new albums.

Last year we reviewed Ian McNabb's Nabby Road, and loved it.   Now he's released his latest, New Brighton Rock.

After that is the latest from Missing Persons, Hollywood Lie, which was released at the very end of 2023.

As for music news, we have new singles from Modern English, Jame...

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January 8, 2024 39 mins

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Season 4, Episode 78

While attending the Darker Waves festival in California, we had the opportunity to see up-and-coming dark wave band Twin Tribes.

Steve had a chance to talk to Luis (vocal/guitar/synths) and Joel (bass/synths/vocals).  They discuss their origins, influences, their upcoming album "Pendulum" and tour and much more.

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January 1, 2024 56 mins

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Season 4, Episode 77

We're recording this episode on New Years Eve because Steve and T-Bone want to make sure you have something to listen to as 2024 begins.  We have a couple of new album reviews.

First up is from Peter Gabriel, an artist that we don't hear enough from.  After two decades, he's back with his new album, i/o.

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December 13, 2023 48 mins

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Season 4, Episode 76

We're going to start things out on this episode with the one and only Joe Jackson and his utterly unique 2023 album, Joe Jackson Presents Max Champion in What A Racket!

We'll follow that with a listen to the latest from Madness.  Their 2023 album is titled The Theater Of The Absurd Presents C'est La Vie.

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November 29, 2023 48 mins

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Season 4, Episode 75

We've reviewed previous works for both of our artists on this episode, but we love it when they release new material.

Up first is the latest from Duran Duran, 2023's Danse Macabre.  It's a fun Halloween themed album with old songs revisited, new songs and a number of covers.

Up next are two 2023 EPs from T...

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November 13, 2023 45 mins

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Season 4, Episode 74

After an episode with OMD's synthesizers, we're going to go back to guitar based music.

Up first is from the UK's original punks The Damned and their 2023 release, Darkadelic.

Then, we'll dive into the latest from The Pretenders.  Their 2023 album is titled Relentless.

As for music news, ther...

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Season 4, Episode 73

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark are at it again with a brand new album, Bauhaus Staircase. 

Making this episode even better, Steve had a chance to sit down with OMD lead singer Andy McCluskey.  They discuss the bands origins, longevity in the music business, the new album and much more!

Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dar...

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Season 4, Episode 72

Welcome to another New Music Spotlight!  This time we're talking with the alternative band Princess Goes.

Princess Goes consists of actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Lazarus) alongside keyboardist/guitarist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndie Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood).

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