Archive for 2020

DURAN DURAN MONTHLY COLLECTOR’S CORNER: SEPTEMBER, 2020

September, 24th, 2020

SIPPING COKE, AND PLAYING GAMES

This month let’s look at some things that may have slipped under your radar: official items that have recently been sold on tours and through DURANDURAN.COM’s web shop. But these are no mere t-shirts and tour books!

First up – this set of 7 iron-on patches features design elements from the PAPER GODS album cover art.

paper gods patch set

Here’s one that’s even more recent.. This “Timeline”… read more

WHOOOSH! 22 on Spotify – “We Are So Cute”

September, 18th, 2020

It’s Friday and that means the WHOOOSH! Radio podcast has arrived exclusively on Spotify!

This week’s artists include:

CHAI
J. Bernardt
Courting
The Big Moon
Murder Capital
Benee feat. Kenny Beats & Bakar
Kano
Hinds
Disclosure feat. Eko Roosevelt

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New Synths

September, 15th, 2020

I’d like to ask Nick if he’s had a chance to check out some of the more recent Synthesisers on the market, like Korgs Prologue, Sequential’s Prophet X, XL and 12, Novations Peak and Teenage Engineerings new OP-Z (I know he is quite fond of their OP-1). Also, will be using the OP-1 on the new album? Thanks and very best regards, Kevin, from Co Durham.

“Hi Kevin, Thanks for the tips. I have not had time… read more

WHOOOSH! 21 on Spotify – No Hallelujahs & No Kingdom Comes

September, 11th, 2020

The WHOOOSH! Radio podcast with Simon & Katy has come of age – #21 ! Cheers to all!

This week’s artists include:

Other Lives
IDLES
The Arcs
Tirzah
The Clockworks
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Pottery
Bakar
Georgia

Please follow the WHOOOSH! Spotify page!

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Duran Duran Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Paper Gods

September, 11th, 2020

FIVE REASONS I LOVE ‘PAPER GODS’ – John Taylor

1 – THE TITLE TRACK

I love DD ‘journey’ songs (‘Nightboat’, ‘New Religion’, ‘The Valley’), songs that we allow full rein to, that we resist the urge (always present) to cut down to three and a half minutes. Like those songs, ‘Paper Gods’ is political and autobiographical, without being obviously so. The bass story alone is… read more

WHOOOSH! 20 on Spotify – You Can Be My Winter Love

September, 4th, 2020

The WHOOOSH! Radio podcast with Simon & Katy has reached #20! Thank you all for your support!

This week’s artists include:

Shopping
Momma
NoMBe & Thutmose
Big Wild featuring Rationale
CVC
Koudede
Do Nothing
Flamingods
Guts

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WHOOOSH! A brand new weekly Spotify podcast/playlist hosted by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon

September, 3rd, 2020

WHOOOSH! Radio

Available now on Spotify

Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon, has released a new podcast series called WHOOOSH!that is now exclusively available on Spotify. In this new series Simon talks about some of his favourite records from years gone by, together with music he has more recently discovered.

Co-hosted by long-time band associate, Katy Krassner, the series uniquely sits within Spotify’s playlists, meaning … read more

WHOOOSH! 19 on Spotify – “Young Upstarts Wanna Get in Free”

August, 28th, 2020

The WHOOOSH! Radio podcast with Simon & Katy #19 is now available to listen to on Spotify! Look for it on YouTube later in the week

This week’s artists include:

Marc Moulin
STRFKR
Jane Weaver
Rema
Cody Chesnutt
Duran Duran
Sports Team
BC Camplight
Sampa the Great
Enter Shikari

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Duran Duran Monthly Collector’s Corner: August, 2020

August, 27th, 2020

A return to t-shirts…

This month let’s visit the fashionable side of collecting with a return to t-shirts. If you missed our first foray into garments, you can time warp back to June 2016 by clicking here.

Let’s start with a throwback to the 1980s. The ¾ sleeve design totally gives it away as a relic of the 80s! This shirt was first sold on the 1983-1984 tour, and then later as official merchandise.

83 blue sleeve comp

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WHOOOSH! 18 on Spotify – “Let’s All Sit Down & Cry”

August, 21st, 2020

The WHOOOSH! Radio podcast with Simon & Katy #18 is now available to listen to on Spotify. It will be available on YouTube later in the week.

This week’s artists include:

Fat White Family
Gengahr
Rema Rema
Mac DeMarco
CSS
Polo & Pan
Moses Boyd
Riton & Kah-lo
Teleman

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Duran Duran Word Search #4

August, 16th, 2020

Click below & print out your fourth Duran Duran word search!

We will provide an answer key soon….

Enjoy! ^DDHQ

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WHOOOSH! 17 – “I Won’t Know You Pretty Soon”

August, 14th, 2020

The WHOOOSH! radio podcast with Simon & Katy is now available to listen to on Spotify. It will be available on YouTube later in the week.

This week’s artists include:

The Wants
Marlowe
D.R. Hooker
Foals
Darondo
Cate Le Bon
Free Nationals
Michael Kiwanuka
Better Oblivion Community Center

Thanks for listening!

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WHOOOSH! now has its own Spotify PAGE!

August, 14th, 2020

Where can you hear WHOOOSH!, Simon’s weekly podcast??

You can listen to WHOOOSH! on the Duran Duran Spotify channel, where it will be a pinned playlist each Friday.

You can listen to WHOOOSH! on the Duran Duran YouTube channel, where it will ‘air’ a few days after the current episode is posted to Spotify.

AND now… WHOOOSH! has its own Spotify page where you can listen to EVERY episode!!!

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Spacey Sound in “Ordinary World”

August, 12th, 2020

Hello Katy, I feel very privileged for the opportunity to ask you a question. My question, up front, is about a sound effect in the song Ordinary World, a song that I love. It is a kind of Sci-Fi sound effect can be heard at the at the 3:12 mark and ends at 3:15 (on the official music video) so it’s about 3 seconds long. The sound effect has always stood out to me since the first time I heard it back when the song came out.

I wondered… read more

Duran Duran Debut Album to be part of National Album Day UK

August, 12th, 2020

“National Album Day is adopting a 1980s theme for its third edition, set for Saturday, October 10.

The initiative is organised jointly by record labels body the BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), and is supported across the BBC, along with AIM and other music trade associations, retailers and digital platforms.

Special releases will include new albums, boxsets and classic reissues such… read more

Nick and John On Instagram LIVE for Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2020

August, 10th, 2020

ICYMI: John & Nick’s very fun, very lively, very informative DDAD2020 chat on Instagram Live!

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#DDAD2020 is coming!

August, 7th, 2020

Mark these two things down in your calendar!

Monday Aug 10: Nick and John on Instagram LIVE (@duranduran), 10a PST, 6pm BST. Make sure you FOLLOW Duran Duran on Instagram to watch!!

Monday Aug 10-11 : DDAD Sale in the web Shop on duranduran.com! 20 % OFF ALL STORE PURCHASES from 00.00 am PST / 08.00 am BST August 10th to 03.00 pm PST /11.00 pm BST August 11th. Use discount code: DDADstore20 at checkout

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WHOOOSH! EPISODE 16 – Close Our Eyes To The Octopus

August, 7th, 2020

The WHOOOSH! radio podcast with Simon & Katy is now available to listen to on Spotify. It will be available on YouTube later in the week.

This week’s artists include:

Fontaines D.C
This is the Kit
Throwing Muses
Parsnip
Samantha Crain
El Gato Negro
Songhoy Blues
Syd Barrett
Yves Tumor feat Diana Gordon
Duran Duran

Thanks for listening!

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Roger’s Desert Island Discs Volume 3

August, 6th, 2020

Volume 3 in a series of chats with Roger on songs that changed his life!

Featuring:

Blondie
Japan
Queen
James Brown
The XX
Duran Duran

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WHOOOSH! #15, aka “Tryna Get-Choo Laid” now out!

July, 31st, 2020

The WHOOOSH! radio podcast with Simon & Katy is now available to listen to on Spotify. It will be available on YouTube later in the week.

If you’re not a premium subscriber and are having trouble listening, click this link.

This week’s artists include: Rapsody, GZA, D’Angelo, Angel Olsen, DJ Johnny Jewel, Parquet Courts,
Baxter Drury, Little Dragon, Hamilton Leithauser, Preservation, Quelle Chris,… read more