Visage returns to the stage
New Romantic act Visage returns with a new album “Hearts And Knives” due for release in May 2013. The first single taken from the album will be “Shameless Fashion”.
The new material was written by Steve Strange, Robin Simon, Ben Woods, Nigel Summers, John Bryan, & Rich Mowatt.
It’s not the first time that Visage tries to launch a comeback but in the past Steve Strange’s weird and unpredictable behavior (thieving, being drunk onstage, miming and having his vocals sung by his backing vocalists) made sure that the project got back in the refrigerator over and over again despite the hard work of musicians who surrounded him.
Visage began in 1978 when Steve Strange and Blitz Club partner-in-crime Rusty Egan joined forces with Midge Ure to create a futuristic, synthesizer-led group where style and fashion were matched by experimental but accessible music. The group was soon augmented with members of Magazine and Billy Currie. They recorded their first single “Tar” with Martin Rushent at his Genetic Studio in 1978. Their breakthrough track “Fade To Grey” became a European hit and reached number 1 in 8 countries in 1980.