Latebar’s preferred new albums in 2021
Another terrible and in many ways costly year in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic has ended. Despite the hardship, many struggling artists managed to write, compose, and publish new music all the same. They all earned our praise and respect. So here is Latebar's preferred new albums in 2021.
The Future Past of Duran Duran
The 15th installment by the British kings of pop, Duran Duran, once again underlines the four Brummies' importance to the British music industry. With a loyal anchor to its '80s original sound the quartet brings along several young artists to help point the brights forward - into the future. No other artists master that like Simon, Nick, John and Roger do. The album 'Future Past' is the sound of England 2021.
Duran Duran is anything but invisible
As a precursor for the autumn album release, British super band Duran Duran released the single 'Invisible' on May 19. At first glance a rather classic DD production. But then you listen and find out, that it's not at all typical.
Duran Duran publishes Rome gig
In a humble attempt to comfort the 1000s of fans across Europe missing out their concert of the year, brummies Duran Duran released the recording of the band's May 12 gig in Rome as a free download. THANK YOU :-)
Duran TV-doc remastered and online
"I started a band when I was 9 - specifically because I wanted to play 'Wild Boys' at the school talent show. And I wanted to play bass, cause I wanted to be John Taylor". A very honest Mark Ronson appears on a newly remastered edition of 'Duran Duran - Behind the music'.
Nice reviews for upcoming Duran album
The first reviews of the new Duran Duran single 'All you need is now' are ticking in. And it seems the band, along with Mark Ronson, found some of the greatness of the past and some new twists worth paying attention to.
All you need is Duran Duran
Another strike of unnatural brilliance and foresight has brought UK's most successful pop-outfit to invite yet another young talent into the studio for inspiration. Mark Ronson and Duran Duran makes 2+2=5
Maninal Vinyl obstructs War Child
The company 'Manimal Vinyl' in Los Angeles tries to block the playing of the new Duran Duran cover-version of David Bowie's 'Boys keep swinging' online. This makes it considerably harder for the international charity project 'War Child' to benefit from it.
Duran Duran keeps on swinging
As part of the David Bowie tribute-album 'We were so turned on' (2010) the swinging brum boys, Duran Duran, recently presented a well set cover of the 1979 track 'Boys keep swinging'.
9 of 12 Duran-songs ready for new album
Duran Duran keyboard wizard Nick Rhodes explains why the process of making the band's next album has been so complicated and why a release date has been postponed until the beginning of 2011.