The Rubber Room video intro

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The Rubber Room is one of my personal favourite songs I co-wrote with Stephen Beckett in the very early 1980s. Performed live during the period, it was a staple of our playlist, back when all was very analogue and electronic music live was still a nerve wracking experience as equipment and venue power supplies were […]

THE HANDMAID’S TALE (UNDER HIS EYE)

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The Hand Maid’s Tale (Under His Eye) is, yes, a take off the TV series of a dystopian scifi future where women are primarily used as concubines. I skimmed through the original Margaret Atwood novel, which is actually almost nothing like the TV show or its character portrayals. The greatest achievement of the TV series […]

Love Me Hate Me – new song

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I asked my Alien Skin newsletter membership to listen to the unfinished demo of ‘Love Me Hate Me’ and to decide whether I should complete the track. It was a COVID19 exercise really for me, something to do in between working on a larger music project. I received enough positive replies to do just that. […]

She Lives In Tunnels….. with video prelude

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She Lives In Tunnels is track 6 from my current and most successful CD album to date… “New Romance: 1984” Jamsphere Magazine says: “As an artist, Alien Skin is a serious performer, and this is a serious album. There is something incredibly raw and authentic about “NEW ROMANCE: 1984″. Outside of the legendary Depeche Mode […]

‘Picasso Blue’ new song

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“…The Blue Period is a term used to define the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. In the latter part of 1901, Picasso sank into a severe depression and blue tones began […]

Me talking about ‘When the Wind Blows Mary’

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‘NEW ROMANCE: 1984’ is the new Alien Skin albumTHAT 80s album made in 2020I’ve made a series of to-camera very casual, impromptu videos to introduce some of the songs of my new Alien Skin album, ‘New Romance: 1984’ SOME FACEBOOK COMMENTS READ THE FULL REVIEWS AS THEY COME IN: Jamsphere magazine “New Romance: 1984” – […]

‘New Romance: 1984’

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 ‘NEW ROMANCE: 1984’ is the new Alien Skin album   THAT 80s album made in 2020 “But it doesn’t sound contemporary!” says Johan No it doesn’t. It’s not meant to! It’s new wave post punk synth pop It’s unashamedly 80s Depeche Modish evoking British synthpop of the day It’s of a vintage analogue era […]

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