Sunday, 18 May 2008


Having one name in the UK and one name in America is a circumstance that I personally wouldn't fancy - saying that, I am still a little bitter that Opal Fruits were renamed to mimic their substandard Yank cousin. But sweets are sweets, and right now I'm talking about bands. And, in particular, one two-piece making some semi-waves with their "long awaited" comeback tour.

Yazoo, Essex's favorite synthpop chart troublers, were called 'Yaz' in the states [check LCD Soundsystems 'Losing My Edge' if you don't believe me] and they're soon to embark on a two week whirlwind tour of the UK stopping off at the Apollo 07/06/08.

Releasing two albums and literally a handful of singles in the early 80's, it's testament to the strength of their big hit 'Don't Go' and 'Situation' - a Hacienda favourite courtesy of an epic Kervorkian re-edit - that they are remembered 25 years on.

Check out Vince Clark and Alison Moyet on last weeks Jonathon Ross show. Is it just me or does Moyet look a bit like a chubby Kirsten Dunst?

1 comment:


There's also a Hercules And Love Affair remix of 'Situation' doing the rounds at the moment too.