2012.08.21 - Platinum Blonde "Now & Never"


The cult Canadaian new wave band Platinum Blonde that recently officially returned after 12 years of silence will release their new studio album "Now & Never" on August 21st via Fontana North/UMG.

"Now & Never" will contain 10 original tracks, including:
1. Valentine
2. Beautiful
3. Satellite
4. From Here
5. We Are Calling
6. Future Dance
7. Garden
8. Independence Day
9. Shined
10. Sing To Me

In June the band released "Beautiful", the first single from the upcoming album, sample of this song can be previewed in the video below.

For the first time in many years Platinum Blonde played live on June 16th at The Mod Club in Toronto, and started a tour where promotes their new material.

Now Platinum Blonde is featuring original members Mark Holmes (Vocals) and Sergio Galli (Guitar) with Rob Laidlaw (Bass) and Dan Todd (Drums).

"I'm aware that there are thousands of bands throughout the years who have tried this seemingly impossible route of returning to former glory, but our route lies in making new glory," explains Mark Holmes, vocalist of Platinum Blonde.

Platinum Blonde's debut EP Six Track Attack (1983) solidified the group as Canada's new wave genre innovators. Multi-platinum selling follow-up albums "Standing In The Dark" and "Alien Shores" spawned numerous chart-topping singles including "Standing In The Dark," "Doesn't Really Matter," and their #1 hit "Crying Over You." The corresponding music videos showcased the band's unique visual aesthetic and bold style allowing them to dominate the music video formats introduced to television at that time. Each release generated colossal success, including 7x Platinum album sales and multiple JUNO Award nominations.

Since parting ways in the early 1990s, Holmes founded internationally acclaimed Toronto's club venue, The Mod Club, allowing him to further explore his musical evolution as DJ MRK, which has heavily influenced the spirit of Platinum Blonde's new music. In 1999, their greatest hits compilation "Seven Year Itch: 1982-1989", peaked at #1 and stayed at the top of the sales charts for three weeks. Most recently, Platinum Blonde received the great honour of being inducted into the Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2010 and Canadian electronic duo, Crystal Castles, revived Platinum Blonde's "Not In Love," featuring Robert Smith of The Cure; introducing Platinum Blonde to a new generation of listeners.

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