Blitzed Issue 8 (On sale 4th of May 2023)


The new Blitzed brings you more interviews, features, reviews and news covering the worlds of music, art and culture.

We have a wealth of star interviews in the new issue, including synth-pop legend Marc Almond discussing Soft Cell’s legacy and his chemistry with Dave Ball. In two exclusive interviews, we speak to pop icon Martin Fry and Rock n Roll’s Glen Matlock. Blitzed also catches up with Gina Birch (The Raincoats), LEATHERS and Sad Lovers & Giants.

Plenty of classic albums are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. The new issue of Blitzed looks back at the sleek pop of Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ and also explores OMD’s fractured masterpiece ‘Dazzle Ships’. The new Blitzed also lists some of the memorable singles of 1983, including Depeche Mode, New Order, David Bowie, Heaven 17, Duran Duran, Yazoo and more.

Meanwhile, our regular reviews cover Depeche Mode’s new album ‘Memento Mori’; we look at ‘Young Limbs Rise Again’ the new compilation celebrating the Batcave venue, plus releases from OMD, Anni Hogan, Cult With No Name, Promenade Cinema, Scenius and more!

In book reviews, we explore a celebration of the Seventh Wave electronic music events. We also review Audrey Golden’s ‘I Thought I Heard You Speak’, which casts the legendary Factory Records in a new light. We also chatted to Audrey Golden about what inspired her to write the book.

In Blitzed live reviews, our team reports on concert performances from Stiff Little Fingers, Suzanne Vega, a Some Bizzare evening (with Stevo, B-Movie and Naked Lunch) and also the Electronic Café live event (featuring Cult With No Name, Beautiful Machines and National Milk Bar).

In other features, we look at The Human League’s pioneering ‘Reproduction’ album, quirky single ‘Money’ by The Flying Lizards, the classic 1983 film ‘Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence’ and also the final part of Neil Scott’s feature on the Northern Ireland Blitz scene.

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

Paul Browne (Editor)

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