This budget-priced, three-part, 37-track U.K.-only box set claims to contain the Greatest Ever! 80s Pop Anthems, and while it doesn’t completely live up to its moniker, there are enough classics from the era, like "The Safety Dance" (Men Without Hats), "Something About You" (Level 42), "Pass the Dutchie" (Musical Youth), and "Come On Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners), to warrant a bit of a boast.
First Word is proud to present the debut album from the hottest new funk band in the UK - the incredible 6ix Toys. After launching The Haggis Horns & kidkanevil to massive critical acclaim, 6ix Toys are the latest act to join the ever-growing First Word roster. 6ix Toys are a 7-piece funk powerhouse currently based in Liverpool. A major part of the local funk and jazz scene the band comprises drums, bass, keys, guitar, trombone and sax with the addition of No Fakin' DJ Fred Ruddick on the cuts. After the massive success of their debut single - an unstoppable cover of The Prodigy classic 'Voodoo People' the boys have followed up quickly with their long player.
Dangerous Toys is an Austin, Texas-based hard rock band with often humorous lyrics. Founded in 1987, Dangerous Toys had released four full-length albums and one live album before unofficially disbanding at the turn of the millennium. The R*tist 4*merly Known as Dangerous Toys is the fourth album by Dangerous Toys. The album's title is a parody of the name used in reference to American recording artist Prince from 1991 - 2000. The album cover art work is also a parody of Prince's album Lovesexy.
The release of a new Róisín Murphy album is always an event for fans of forward-thinking electronic pop, and even more so considering the eight-year gap between Overpowered and its follow-up, Hairless Toys. Along with starting a family, Murphy spent that time experimenting and collaborating; between all of her one-off singles, EPs, and cameos, she appeared on well over an album's worth of music…