New Music // Video Killed The Radio Star reimagined for the 21st Century

by AdamTait
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on 24 February 2017 in Features


Few things have seemed as wonderfully timed as The Buggles' 'Video Killed The Radio Star' being the very first promo clip to feature on the newly launched MTV in 1981.

Granted, the prophesied demise of radio is yet to materialise, but it's hard not to feel a pang of nostalgia for a time when the uncertainty of a brave new world could be approached with such cheer.

The song's co-writer Bruce Woolley has teamed up with Polly Scattergood and The Radio Science Orchestra to give the track an intense and sinister reworking entirely fitting for the absolutely ridiculous times we're apparently living through.

Complete with a video packed with throwback sci-fi imagery, the reworking seems an ominous metaphor for where we're heading, rather than the irreverent celebration of changing times delivered by the original.

A remix from Steve Dubs, The Chemical Brothers' engineer in residence, is due for a March release


S4M TV // Jake Evans - 'Glorious'

by AdamTait on 23 February 2016

S4m TV // Mod Sun - 'Shoot 'Em Down'

by AdamTait on 12 February 2016

S4m TV // Blitzen Trapper - 'Mystery And...

by AdamTait on 08 February 2016

S4M TV // Nina Nesbitt - 'Chewing Gum'

by Kyle McCormick on 18 January 2016

Album Reviews
Live Reviews