Friday, January 8, 2010

NITZER EBB New Releases - Touring w/Depeche Mode

Nitzer Ebb are supporting DEPECHE MODE for their forthcoming leg of their so far longest World Tour in January and February 2010. Fot this reason, Mute Records is making available 2 special compilation releases: The entire catalogue of 5 albums and a special ‘Best of and Remixes’ 3CD-Box. Formed in Chelmsford when main protagonists Douglas McCarthy (vocals) and Bon Harris (drums, programming) were just 15, Nitzer Ebb cut a dynamic swathe through the industrial music and EBM scenes of the 1980s and 90s. They were electro-punks before the genre even existed. Militaristic, intimidating yet always accessible, Nitzer Ebb enjoyed a string of ferocious club hits and released five critically acclaimed albums on Mute. From their first-ever single, 1984's 'Isn't It Funny How Your Body Works' through to their final 1995 single 'I Thought', they were a band whose honed aggression, originality and precision were impeccable. Artists lined up to cite them as a major influence, or less honourably, simply exploiting the Ebb's musical template for their own individual gain. Whilst such a situation may be a cause of great annoyance to most bands, the Ebb maintain a healthy level of stoicism. As they say, “That's the problem with being ahead of the game - the pioneers get the arrows and the settlers get the land.” Released on Mute and available January 25th, 2010.

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