The Wonder Stuff 2019

MarkGT: “You may recall I got my good friend Miles Hunt of Stourbridge’s finest The Wonder Stuff to guest on my MGT solo album ‘Volumes’ back in 2016; this lead to 3 cracking songs written together, and we continued to collaborate on more new material last year.. this has resulted in a brand new Wonder Stuff album coming in 2019, along with some tour dates marking my live debut with the band!”  Here’s the official TWS press release:

In the grand tradition of The Wonder Stuff never making two consecutive albums with the same line up we are pleased to announce the 2019 line up of the band.

Unbelievably Miles Hunt is still hanging in there on vocals and rhythm guitar. And having spent last summer in Spain playing for Immaculate Fools as well as writing her third solo album Erica Nockalls is still very much on violin and backing vocal duties.

The first of our new members is drummer Pete Howard. A long time friend of the band Pete has previously drummed for The Clash, EAT, Queen Adreena and Miles’ mid 90s band, Vent 414. On bass this summer is another old friend of the band, Mark Gemini Thwaite. Originally from Birmingham, MGT is best known for his guitaring skills, most notably playing with The Mission, Gary Numan, Ricky Warwick and Peter Murphy, but now fancies having a bash on the bass for no better reason than he can. Miles co-wrote three songs with MGT for his ‘Volumes’ album back in 2016 which instigated their working together with the band this year.

So that leaves us with our guitarist. And we couldn’t be happier to announce that founder member Malc Treece is back in the fold. Having not played with the band since 2011 Malc has been playing with EAT in the interim and has recently put together a new band with EAT vocalist Ange Dolittle, Holy Apes. Luckily for us Malc has found time to retake his rightful position as The Wonder Stuff’s guitarist and we’re sure you’ll agree, it is a most welcome return.

We have 90% of a new album written and demoed which we will begin recording in earnest next month and is set for release this autumn.

THE WONDER STUFF – Tour dates 2019:

22nd May – Cardiff Tramshed UK
23rd May – Southampton Engine Rooms UK
24th May – Mello Festival, Hanley Castle Worcestershire UK
25th May – Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy UK
2nd June – Camden Rocks festival, London UK

17th Nov – Shiiine On Weekender, Minehead, Somerset UK (Headline)

Wed 27 Nov – Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 28 Nov  – Manchester, Ritz
Fri 29 Nov    – Leeds, O2 Academy
Sat 30 Nov   – Liverpool, O2 Academy
Thu 5th Dec – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Fri 6th Dec   – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Sat 7th Dec   – Hull, The Welly
Thu 12th Dec – Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri 13th Dec- London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 14th Dec – Norwich, The UEA
Thu 19th Dec – Exeter, Lemon Grove
Fri 20th Dec  – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Sat 21st Dec  – Birmingham, O2 Academy

Click here to buy tickets – http://thewonderstuff.co.uk

The Wonder Stuff- Manchester Academy 25th May 2019

The Wonder Stuff- Manchester Academy 25th May 2019

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Mark Gemini Thwaite - Portrait with Gretsch guitar

Mark Gemini Thwaite May 2019 – photo by Lisa S. Johnson (Torched Magazine)

For more information on Mark’s association with The Wonder Stuff, plus the low down on MGT’s recent tour with Peter Murphy & David J of Bauhaus, and his time recoridng and touring with The Mission and Tricky, check out this new interview by Torched Magazine:

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PM residency NYC August 2019

MGT: I’m pleased to confirm we are bringing the Peter Murphy career retrospective residency to NYC this August.. performing all the albums in full plus Bauhaus & Bowie sets.. More info @ BrooklynVegan.com:

“Back in March, Peter Murphy wrapped up his 2019 Ruby tour with a residency at San Francisco’s The Chapel where, across the many nights, he played all of his solo albums in full, as well as a Greatest Hits night, a night of Bauhaus songs, and a night where he performed a full set of Bowie songs. He’ll be doing something very similar in NYC this summer, with an 11-show residency at Le Poisson Rouge from August 2 – 19. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 19 – here’s the rundown of shows with ticket links:

Aug 2: Should The World Fail To Fall Apart
Aug 3: Love Hysteria
Aug 5: Deep
Aug 8: Holy Smoke
Aug 9: Cascade
Aug 10: Dust
Aug 12: Ninth
Aug 13: Lion
*Aug 15: Greatest Hits
*Aug 16: Mr Moonlight (Bauhaus)
*Aug 18: Tribute to David Bowie – Night 1
*Aug 19: Tribute to David Bowie – Night 2 (just added)

Peter’s band for these shows once again features Mark Gemini Thwaite (guitar), Marc Slutsky (drums) and Emilio Zef China (Bass, violin).”

STOP PRESS: due to Peter’s sudden heart attack and surgery in August during the LPR residency, the following shows are rescheduled for Jan 2020:

20 Jan 2020: Solo Greatest Hits + Signature cuts from Lion
21 Jan 2020: Mr Moonlight: Bauhaus Greatest Hits ‬
23 Jan 2020: Tribute to David Bowie – Night 1 (sold out)
24 Jan 2020: Tribute to David Bowie – Night 2

*NEW YORK CITY RESIDENCY TICKETS ON SALE:  http://petermurphy.lpr.com

Peter Murphy & Mark Gemini Thwaite - Oct 2018

Peter Murphy & Mark Gemini Thwaite – Oct 2018

MGT Talks About Peter Murphy’s San Francisco Residency, just Announced NYC Residency And More:
Mark Gemini Thwaite - Portrait with Gretsch guitar

Mark Thwaite – Portrait with Gretsch guitar (May 2019) photo: Lisa S Johnson

Hot on the heels of the NYC residency announcement, MGT talked to Torched Magazine about Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency, the newly announced NYC Residency, plus his love of vintage guitars and more.. click below for PART TWO of the interview..

>Torched Magazine MGT interview Part 2 of 2 (June 2019)
>Torched Magazine MGT interview Part 1 of 2 (May 2019)

In PART ONE published last month, MGT discussed his last minute participation on Peter’s Bauhaus Ruby celebration tour with David J, recording and touring with goth legends The Mission in the 90’s, his recent tour on bass with UK indie darlings The Wonder Stuff & more..  thanks to Judy Lyon @ Torched for the feature.
Photo by Lisa S. Johnson @108rockstarguitars

Peter Murphy releases ‘Live in London’ on CD/Vinyl/MP3

Following on from the recent Peter Murphy Ruby 40 world tour, featuring David J of Bauhaus on bass, MGT on guitar and Marc Slutsky on drums, there is now a live album available from the tour, recorded live at Brixton O2 Academy London UK in December 2018. The album is available on limited edition x3 red vinyl, 2 x CD and MP3 download here:

Peter Murphy ‘Live in London’ CD/vinyl/MP3 [click here]

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Artist: PETER MURPHY
Label: LiveHereNow Cat No: LHN065CD / LP
Disc 1:
1. Double Dare
2.In The Flat Field
3.A God in an Alcove
4. Dive
5.The Spy in the Cab
6.Small Talk Stinks
7.St Vitus Dance
8.Stigmata Martyr
9.Nerves
Disc 2:
10.King Volcano
11.Kingdom’s Coming
12. Burning From the Inside
13.Silent Hedges
14.Bela Lugosi’s Dead
15.Adrenalin
16.Kick In The Eye
17.The Passion of Lovers
18.The Three Shadows Pt 2
19.Severance
20.Telegram Sam
21.Ziggy Stardust
Recorded live at Brixton O2 Academy London UK on 9th December 2018
Vocals: Peter Murphy  / Bass: David J /  Guitars: Mark Thwaite  / Drums: Marc Slutsky

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Following on from the ongoing success of the Peter Murphy Ruby 40 tour of South America, Australasia and Europe with Bauhaus bassist David J and drummer Marc Slutsky in 2018, long time PM guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite has now signed on for the forthcoming North American tour in early 2019, including dates in Mexico and Canada. Dates and more info below, a number of dates are sold out already..

Peter Murphy feat. David J  - Bochum 24.11.2018

Peter Murphy feat. David J & MGT (40 Years Of Bauhaus) Nov 2018 photo: Dani Vordran @Christuskirche Bochum, Germany

Peter Murphy’s 40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration featuring David J:

MEXICO:
Fri, Jan 11 – Mexico City MX Teatro Metropolitan [SOLD OUT]
Sat, Jan 12 – Guadalajara MX Teatro Diana
UNITED STATES & CANADA:
Wed, Jan 16 – Anaheim CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Fri, Jan 18 – Portland OR @ Roseland Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Sat, Jan 19 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Sun, Jan 20 – Seattle WA @ The Moore Theater [SOLD OUT]
Tue, Jan 22 – Salt Lake City UT @ The Depot
Thu, Jan 24 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park [SOLD OUT]
Fri, Jan 25 – Phoenix AZ @ The Van Buren [SOLD OUT]
Sat, Jan 26 – Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
Sun, Jan 27 – Oklahoma City OK @ Tower Theatre
Mon, Jan 28 – Kansas City MO @ The Truman
Wed, Jan 30 – Dallas TX @ Granada Theater
Thu, Jan 31 – Austin TX @ Paramount Theater
Fri, Feb 1 – San Antonio TX @ Paper Tiger
Sat, Feb 2 – Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon, Feb 4 – New Orleans LA @ Civic Theatre
Wed, Feb 6 – Miami FL @ The Ground at Club Space [SOLD OUT]
Thu, Feb 7 – Orlando FL @ Plaza Live
Fri, Feb 8 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade [SOLD OUT]
Sat, Feb 9 – Carrboro NC @ Cats Cradle [SOLD OUT]
Mon, Feb 11 – Baltimore MD @ Baltimore Soundstage [SOLD OUT]
Tue, Feb 12 – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
Thu, Feb 14 – New York NY @ Terminal 5
Fri, Feb 15 – Worcester MA @ The Palladium
Sat, Feb 16 – Montreal QC @ MTelus Theatre
Sun, Feb 17 – Toronto ON @ Phoenix Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Tue, Feb 19 – Detroit MI @ St Andrews Hall
Thu, Feb 21 – Columbus OH @ Columbus Athenaeum
Fri, Feb 22 – Chicago IL @ Rockefeller Chapel [SOLD OUT]
Sat, Feb 23 – Chicago IL @ Rockefeller Chapel [SOLD OUT]
Mon, Feb 25 – Denver CO @ Oriental Theater
Tue, Feb 26 – Denver CO @ Oriental Theater [SOLD OUT]
Thu, Feb 28 – Los Angeles CA @ The Novo DTLA
>>>>>STOP PRESS: MGT ADDED TO SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENCY<<<<
Peter Murphy SF Residency
MarkGT will also be joining Peter Murphy in San Francisco for 3 weeks of shows at The Chapel venue where Peter, MGT & the band will perform 9 of Peter Murphy’s solo albums in full, including Mr Moonlight with David J and two very special David Bowie tribute nights! Also more Ruby shows added:

Fri, Mar 8 – Love Hysteria (early) / Love Hysteria (late)
Sat, Mar 9 – Deep [SOLD OUT]
Sun, Mar 10 – Deep [SOLD OUT]
Mon, Mar 11 – Deep [SOLD OUT]
Wed, Mar 13 – Should the world Fail to Fall Apart
Thu, Mar 14 – Deep / Love Hysteria
Fri, Mar 15 – Cascade (early)  / Holy Smoke (late)
Mon, Mar 18 – Stripped/Greatest Hits
Tue, Mar 19 – Ninth
Thu, Mar 21 – Mr Moonlight (Bauhaus set) [SOLD OUT]
Fri, Mar 22 – Mr Moonlight (Bauhaus set) [SOLD OUT]
Sat, Mar 23 – Mr Moonlight (Bauhaus set) [SOLD OUT]
Mon, Mar 25 – Dust (rescheduled)
Tue, Mar 26 – BOWIE Tribute. [SOLD OUT]
Wed, Mar 27 – BOWIE tribute. [SOLD OUT]

March 29 – San Francisco CA – Regency Ballroom (Ruby 40 show)
April 2 – Anaheim CA – Yost Theater (Ruby 40 show)
April 4 – Orlando FL – Plaza Live (rescheduled show)

for more info and ticket links visit www.petermurphy.info
Peter Murphy &amp; Mark Gemini Thwaite - Oct 2018

Peter Murphy & Mark Gemini Thwaite – Melbourne Australia Oct 2018, photo by Lucas Packett Photography

“No band could copy the aura projected by Murphy, Thwaite, Slutsky, and David J at the second sold-out show at Denver’s superb Oriental Theater.. I was in no way prepared for them to be that good; from some alternate plane, they deployed groove after heavy groove with brutal precision”  http://spillmagazine.com/44201

Check out these concert reviews and photo galleries below from the current tour:
Peter Murphy band 2019
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Mark GT has rejoined Peter Murphy & David J of Bauhaus for the Ruby 40 tour this month! MGT was previously PM guitarist from 2005 until 2015, and featured in the live band for the Mr.Moonlight ’35 years of Bauhaus’ tour in 2013. Also featuring Marc Slutsky on drums. Full tour dates below, more info as it comes..

Peter Murphy Ruby 40 Tour dates 2018

Peter Murphy’s 40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration featuring David J

SOUTH AMERICA
Oct 07: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca club
Oct 09: Montevideo, Uruguay @ La Trasdienda
Oct 11: Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Vorterix
Oct 12: Valparaíso, Chile @ El Huevo
Oct 13: Santiago Chile @ Teatro Caupolican

NEW ZEALAND
Oct. 18: Wellington NZ@ San Fran
Oct. 19: Christchurch NZ@ Foundry
Oct. 20: Auckland NZ @ Powerstation

AUSTRALIA
Oct. 22: Adelaide AU @ Governor Hindmarsh
Oct. 25: Brisbane AU @ The Zoo
Oct. 26: Melbourne AU @ Max Watts
Oct. 27: Sydney AU @ The Factory
Oct. 28: Perth AU @ The Capitol Theatre

EUROPE
Nov. 6: St Petersburg RS @ Aurora Hall
Nov. 7: Moscow RS @ Glavclub
Nov. 9: Belgrade RS @ Dom Omladine Beograda
Nov. 10: Frankfurt DE @ Das Bett [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 12: Zurich CH @ Mascotte. [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 14: Paris FR @ Bataclan [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 16 Porto Portugal @ Hard Club
Nov 17: Lisbon Portugal @ LX Factory
Nov. 18: Madrid ES @ La Riviera
Nov. 19: Barcelona ES @ Razzmataz
Nov. 21: Rome IT @ Orion Live Club
Nov. 22: Milan IT @ Fabrique
Nov. 23: Munich DE @ Ampere [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 24: Bochum DE @ Christuskirche
Nov. 26: Wroclaw POL @ A2
Nov. 27: Berlin DE @ Columbia Theater
Nov. 28: Hamburg DE @ Knust [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 30: Heerlen Netherlands @ Poppodium Nieuwe Nor [SOLD OUT]
Dec 01: Gent Belgium @ Vooruit

UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 02: Northampton UK @ Roadmender
Dec. 4: Manchester UK @ O2 Ritz
Dec. 5: Glasgow UK @ SWG3
Dec. 6: Northampton UK @ Roadmender [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 8: Leeds UK @ Leeds Beckett SU
Dec. 9: London UK @ O2 Brixton Academy [upgraded from London Forum]

EUROPE
Dec. 11: Copenhagen DK @ Store Vega
Dec. 12: Stockholm SW @ Nalen
Dec. 14: Athens GR @ Gazi Music Hall
Dec. 15: Thessaloniki GR @ Principal Club Theater

for more info and ticket links visit www.petermurphy.info

Peter Murphy w.David J &amp; MGT Brazil 2018

Peter Murphy w.David J & Mark Gemini Thwaite – Sao Paulo Brazil Oct 2018

Update from MarkGT: “Pleased to confirm I have donated my used GHS Strings strings from my guitars from our recent tour to my good friends at The Guitarwrist – a not-for-profit company who create bespoke bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings from artists used guitar strings and plectrums, all hand made in the UK by Emma Hedley Jewellery. . 90% of the profits from each sale go to the Artist’s charity of choice!

“We are delighted to have Mark Gemini Thwaite onboard. Mark is supporting the charities Dogs Trust UKNKLA (No Kill Los Angeles)
 -we have his played GHS Strings from his show at @thewhiskyagogo and items of jewellery made from these online now!
”

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https://theguitarwrist.co.uk/mark-gemini-thwaite/

https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/ – Dogs Trust: Dogs Rehoming & Dog Adoption Charity

https://nkla.org/ – Initiative of Best Friends Animal Society to end the killing of dogs and cats in LA city shelters

 

 

 

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“Co-produced with seasoned guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, the BPF Remote Viewing EP is a thirty-minute rhythmic rumination, punctuated by hefty dollops of hard truth” (Vassifer)

Released on 24th August 2018 via the Dead Radio Station record label, we are pleased to confirm this new collaboration on the solo release by Big Paul Ferguson: Official (aka BPF) of post punk legends Killing Joke… with KJ embarking on a 40th anniversary tour in September, drummer “Big Paul” has announced the release of his solo debut EP, titled Remote Viewing, a new collaboration with Mark Gemini Thwaite.   The EP’s seven tracks include guitar, bass, and keyboard contributions from MarkGT, best known for his work with The Mission, Peter Murphy, Tricky, Gary Numan, and his own band MGT;  Ferguson had performed drums on the latest MGT album, Gemini Nyte. Also appearing will be Brainshadow, who mastered the album & performs electric violin on “X-Box.”

“Killing Joke drummer delivers a 9/10 widescreen classic”.. BPF “assembled the finished tracks by fleshing out his pre-recorded loops of rhythms, guitar and keyboards, with the assistance of the multi-instrumentalist Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT)”..  “these songs are superbly produced, and it’s MGT who co-produced the album with Big Paul in Los Angeles”  Louderthanwar.com

“Drums rise to meet the fiery guitars of underground veteran Mark Gemini Thwaite, whose presence is felt throughout the EP”… “ fulfills everything the words Big Paul solo release promise”… “With Thwaite adding dark menace behind the curtain, the drums unsurprisingly take center stage”

“Remote Viewing will provide new treasures to listeners years after their introduction to it. An essential addition to the discography of one of underground music’s most innovative minds” JoeGausten.com

Check out the video teaser below for ‘I Am War”.. “The thundering hooves of “I Am War” arrive to deliver another densely layered exorcism wherein Thwaite unleashes an electrical storm of guitar noise” (Vassifer.blogs.com)

Also check out the video teaser for ‘Reboot’:

BPF Remote Viewing sleeve MGT &amp; BPF

“Incredibly refreshing and unique.. it’s easy to hit play and before you know it you’re at the end. It’s dark and surreal, but it combines that with relaxing, hypnotic vibes that makes it difficult to turn away from. If you like Nine Inch Nails or any kind of melodic industrial music then you have to check it out” MetalPlanetMusic.com

BPF first made its debut with the track “The Great Motivator” on the 7-inch vinyl EP included with special editions of writer/photographer/biographer Mont Sherar’s Twilight of the Mortals book released in 2017 via PC-Press, which also featured MarkGT and is included on the new EP release. Written and recorded by Ferguson & Thwaite at Drum ‘n’ Steel Works in Baltimore, USA & co-produced and mixed by Thwaite at Mob Research laboratories in Los Angeles.. The EP will be released in CD and digital editions and is available for pre-order now via Dead Radio Station 🎧
Check out the Soundcloud teaser on ReGen Magazine here:

Regen magazine BPF

Order via DeadRAdioStation records on CD /Digital [here]

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MGT Gemini Nyte album out now

“They’ve resurrected the classic goth rock / darkwave sound” – Loudwire.com

“All The Broken Things is an irresistible, melodic and catchy goth rock song you can’t hear often enough”..   Sonic Seducer Magazine

An incredibly catchy collection of tunes.. all boxes ticked, its a marriage made in heaven” 8/10 –  Vive Le Rock Magazine

MGT have released sophomore album ‘Gemini Nyte’, available now on CD/digital from Cleopatra Records.  The new album features 13 new songs recorded and mostly written by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (THE MISSION/PETER MURPHY) and vocalist Ashton Nyte (THE AWAKENING), plus drummer Paul Ferguson (KILLING JOKE) plus guest appearances by Burton C Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson (founder members of THE CURE) on ‘The Assembly Line’ single. The album also includes a special appearance by former Mission bassist Richard Vernon, plus Robin Diaz guests on drums on ‘The Reaping reprise’. The digital download of the album also includes bonus Human League cover ‘Love Action (I Believe in Love)’  and the ‘Reaping Haze remix’ by Joe Haze (Lords of Acid).

Read what critics are saying about ‘Gemini Nyte’:

“While ‘Volumes’ started on a mellow note, ‘Gemini Nyte’ fires the album on all cylinders” Purerawk.com 5/5

“With ‘Gemini Nyte’ MGT hits its true stride” – IntravenousMag.co.uk

An incredibly catchy collection of tunes.. all boxes ticked, its a marriage made in heaven” 8/10 review –  Vive Le Rock Magazine

“They’ve resurrected the classic goth rock / darkwave sound” – Loudwire.com

“All The Broken Things is an irresistible, melodic and catchy goth rock song you can’t hear often enough”..   Sonic Seducer Magazine

“Nobody has done Gothic Rock quite like HIM –  that is until MGT released (the) spectacular latest record ‘Gemini Nyte’”.. “We have a cover of Soft Cell’s ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ which is as atmospheric as it is anthemic, while ‘Dystopia’ is a hauntingly powerful piece” Altcorner.com

“MGT sound amazing.. If you like the ’80’s gothic rock/new wave sound, you’re going to absolutely love this” YELLmagazine.com

“More powerful and confident than its predecessor, this second release from MGT stands almost as a celebration of the entirety of the goth/rock genre”RegenMag.com

“The rock and roll incendiary of the triad “All The Broken Things”, “Every Little Dream” and “Armageddons Sideshow” is amazing, just as the pop-industrial of “The Reaping”… 8.5 review Ascension Magazine (Italy)

“This is what Ashton Nyte and Mark Gemini Thwaite have successfully accomplished with ‘Gemini Nyte’, they have made a style all their own that is exciting and modern” 4.5/5.0 CrypticRock.com

A gothic rock lover’s dream.. MGT has an upcoming release that will make even the darkest of hearts swoon” RockRevolt Magazine

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MGT: ‘Gemini Nyte’ album (CD/Digital)
Amazon DE [click here] – CD/Digital
Google Play [click here] – Digital download

MGT BandCamp – http://bit.ly/2sM1K7K 

Apple Music – https://apple.co/2CBaEoe
Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2EOc70k

 

Also check out ‘The Assembly Line Cured mix’ released as a standalone single, an alternate version of the album song featuring founder members of THE CURE Lol Tolhurst on keyboards & synths and Pearl Thompson on guitar, plus the Lol Tolhurst remix of ‘All the Broken Things’!

The Assembly Line Cured mix