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The Communards celebrate 35 years with album re-release

British band The Communards will be marking the 35th anniversary of their debut album by putting out a new version of the record with heaps of bonus content. The band comprised singer Jimmy Sommerville and classically trained pianist Richard Coles. In 1985 Sommerville quit Bronski Beat and formed a new partnership with Coles, who had […]

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Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek dies

Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek dies

Larry Steinbachek, keyboard player for queer ’80s band Bronski Beat has passed away. Steinbachek’s sister Louise Jones, told the BBC that he passed away in December following a short battle with cancer.┬áHe was 56 years old. Alongside Steve Bronski and Jimmy Somerville, Steinbachek formed the electro band Bronski Beat in 1983 and the trio quickly […]

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‘Can you tell me why?’ Jimmy Somerville asks

‘Can you tell me why?’ Jimmy Somerville asks

Singer Jimmy Somerville has posted a video in response to the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The former lead singer of Bronski Beat and The Communards sings a verse from Brosnki Beat’s classic tune ‘Why’, it’s lyrics ‘You and me together, fighting for our love’ still having resonance decades after the song was first released. […]

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What music were we listening to in the ’80s?

What music were we listening to in the ’80s?

This Friday Connections Nightclub marks it’s 40 year history with the second of it’s Decadance parties. This time round ‘Electric Dreams‘ is celebrating the club’s second decade between 1985 – 1995. So what tunes were we really listening to in gay venues in the late 80’s? We headed into the archives to see what songs […]

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Just How Long is 12 inches?

When it comes to length, who has the longest 12 inch records? We take a look at five longer than average tunes. A few weeks back I was hanging out at POP! at Connections and DJ Cinnamon played George Michael’s ‘I Want Your Sex’. Not the single, but the whole 12″ inch version. I remember […]

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