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NO SONGS TOMORROW | DARKWAVE, ETHEREAL ROCK AND COLDWAVE 1981-1990, 4CD BOX SET Out Now!

NO SONGS TOMORROW | DARKWAVE, ETHEREAL ROCK AND COLDWAVE 1981-1990, 4CD BOX SET Out Now!

NO SONGS TOMORROW | DARKWAVE, ETHEREAL ROCK AND COLDWAVE 1981-1990, 4CD BOX SET Out Now!


  • FEATURING THE CURE, DEAD CAN DANCE, CLAN OF XYMOX, COCTEAU TWINS, SOFT CELL, TONES ON TAIL, IN THE NURSERY, ATTRITION, IRON CURTAIN, ALIEN SEX FIEND, CRANES, KIRLIAN CAMERA, NEON AND MANY MORE.
  • 4CD SET EXPLORING THE 1980s’ DARKWAVE/COLDWAVE SCENE THROUGHOUT THE UK, EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
  • A BROAD CHURCH TAKING IN ELECTRONICS, DARK AMBIENT, NEO-CLASSICAL NEW WAVE, GOTHIC SOUNDSCAPES AND COLD DREAM POP.
  • CURATED BY THE TEAM WHO BROUGHT YOU ‘CHERRY STARS COLLIDE’, ‘SILHOUETTES AND STATUES’ AND ‘STILL IN A DREAM’.
  • SLEEVENOTES COURTESY OF FRANK DESERTO.

As the post-punk dust began to settle, a particular strand of artist began applying a knowingly distant, colder aesthetic to their work. While much of the scene began to be dominated by bigger budget, commercially minded former punk and new wave acts, a darker undercurrent did survive, often more interesting, more dangerous and sexier than anything that could be heard on Top Of The Pops at the time. The first generation of the darkwave movement consisted of bands that were equally influenced by the fractured drama of Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Cure as they were by the art damaged experimentation of Cabaret Voltaire, Wire and Throbbing Gristle, always rich in Gothic spirt, societal displacement, urban isolation and sexual energy.

‘No Songs Tomorrow’ collects together the true progenitors and risk takers of this Venn diagram scene, each of whom set forth in uncharted territory in the post-punk minefield, expressing parts of themselves others dare not in the truest and darkest of fashions. From familiar names to underground gems and collectables, and painting with a broad international palette, this might be considered a companion piece to several of our previous offerings, ‘Silhouettes And Statues’, ‘Close to The Noise Floor’, ‘Still In A Dream’ and ‘Cherry Stars Collide’ among them. We recommend late night listening, either home alone or dripping with sweat on a rotting dancefloor.

DISC ONE

1 The Cure - The Funeral Party

2  Babel 17 - Come Into Hell and Murder Hate

3  Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Within These Walls (2023 Stereo Mix)

4  Days Of Sorrow - Wild World

5  Cocteau Twins - Blood Bitch

6  Lars Falk - See My Friend Fall

7  Rise And Fall Of A Decade - Nothing To Say, Easy To Answer

8  Dead Can Dance - Avatar

9  Executive Slacks - Say It Isn't So

10  In The Nursery - Lost Prayer

11  Psyche - The Crawler

12  Kas Product - Tina Town

13  Eleven Pond – Tear And Cinnamon

14  Requiem In White - A Prodigal Son

DISC TWO

1  U.V. Pøp - No Songs Tomorrow (Album Version)

2  Soft Cell - Heat

3  Lowlife - From Side To Side

4  Parade Ground - Moans

5  Cranes - Focus Breathe

6  Lycia - From Foam

7  Sad Lovers And Giants - Return To Clocktower Lodge

8  Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop

9  Fra Lippo Lippi - Now and Forever

10  The Essence - Only For You

11  Mittageisen - Automaten (Radio Edit)

12  Beautiful Pea Green Boat - The Screw

13  Autumnfair - Novy Mir

14  Minimal Compact - My Will

15  Cuddly Toys - Pierrot Lunaire (Malice Pt 2)

DISC THREE

1  Clan Of Xymox - Louise (7'' Version)

2  Iron Curtain - The Condos

3  Neon - Dark Age (12'' Mix)

4  Die Form - Poupée Mécanique

5  Kirlian Camera - Blue Room

6  Danse Society - Danse/Move

7  SS-Say - Care

8  For Against - Amen Yves

9  Heavenly Bodies - Rains On Me

10  Invisible Limits - Demand For Supply

11  Xmal Deutschland - Sickle Moon

12  Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Hand On Heart

13  Little Nemo - City Lights (Long Way)

14  Royal Family & The Poor - Discipline

15  Bushido - High Rise

16  Mankind's Audio Development - Craving

DISC FOUR

1 Attrition - The Last Refuge

2 Two - Picture Frame

3  Soul - Love

4 Alien Sex Fiend - In And Out Of My Mind

5  Museum Of Devotion - Gauge Field

6  Malaria! - You You

7  No More - Suicide Commando

8 Twice A Man - Decay

9  Collection d'Arnell-Andréa - A L'Aurore Assassine

10  The Vyllies - Give Me A Name

11  Bel Canto - Dewy Fields

12  The Arms of Someone New - Every Seventh Wave

13  Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wasteland

14  Tones On Tail - Performance (7'' Version)

15  Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook - Clouds