Dave Ball says, "In the years between, we’ve started to sound mature. The new songs are still catchy, but a lot more worldly-wise.”
The 'Ballad of the Streets' EP became the Scottish band's only British chart-topper in February 1989.
From his Soft Cell Days with Dave Ball, to recordings with Nico, Siouxsie Sioux and the Rossiya Orchestra, Marc Almond has always embraced collaboration.
‘People say there are two Marc Almonds,’ says the singer, whose raging curiosity and fascination with the strange has fashioned an ever experimental career.
Marc Almond’s second studio album, ‘Stories Of Johnny’ was the sound of the singer coming out of his shell and ushering a wider audience back to him.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.
Soft Cell put synthesizers into northern soul on September 5, 1981, when they took ‘Tainted Love’ to the top of the UK charts.
The former frontman of synth-pop band Soft Cell has since charted an intriguing solo career along with his previous band Marc and the Mambas.
To celebrate Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact.
Great songs are a compelling soundtrack to our inner worlds, and any list of key singles will be personal rather than definitive, but the 45 45s in our playlist still inspire and...
A true artist and a great pop star, Marc Almond takes uDiscover through his hits, from Soft Cell to collaborations with Gene Pitney and Trevor Horn.
The British synth-pop duo comprised of Marc Almond and David Ball had an initial 1980s run that was massively influential on many artists.
Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Echo and the Bunnymen and Devo are set to headline a new post-punk/new wave festival in Southern California called Cruel World.
The reissue affords a new opportunity to appreciate one of the finest works of the American-born stylist, who died at the age of 76 in March.