Blitzed Issue 15 (On sale 4th of July 2024)


Blitzed Issue 15

In the latest issue of Blitzed, we have an exclusive interview with John Foxx on the publication of his new book Electricity and Ghosts. Foxx’s visual style is showcased in a collection that covers his photography, painting, graphic art, sculpture and collage work. We speak to Foxx about his art legacy and how it shaped his musical journey.


There’s also an interview with Gary Langan and J.J. Jeczalik from The Art Of Noise, who discuss the band’s history and how they approach crafting music in the modern era.


Elsewhere, there’s insight into Canadian pop outfit Martha and The Muffins as founder-members Martha Johnson and Mark Gane discuss battling adversity to continue their musical journey. We speak to Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew on adapting classic songs to orchestral arrangements. There’s also a special interview with Anni Hogan exploring her latest album release.


This issue also includes some special features focusing on classic albums such as Depeche Mode’s Some Great Reward, Blancmange’s Mange Tout, Howard Jones’ Human’s Lib, The Human League’s Hysteria and Ultravox’s Lament. Plus, an in-depth exploration of the Minimal Wave label. We also look at 21 songs released by artists before they were famous, which includes David Bowie, The Police, Scritti Politti, Tubeway Army, OMD, Soft Cell, XTC and others.


In reviews, we look at the new album from Vicious Pink and releases from Duran Duran, Toyah, Dead or Alive, Nik Kershaw and Anni Hogan. There’s also an extended live reviews section with reports on Gary Numan, A Certain Ratio, The Stranglers, Paul Weller, Empathy Test and more.


All this plus the regular Blitzed features and columns, including AnalogueTrash, Electronic Café, Kevin O’Dowd, Mik Scarlet and Neil Scott.


Paul Browne (Editor)

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