TNNWS vs TEC ‘Sounds Like…’ Special

Gina TNNWS TEC TshirtTHE NOTORIOUS NEW WAVE SHOW (TNNWS) and TEC have collaborated on a special podcast in which they select songs which appear to sound like one another.

Presenter Gina Achord highlights the cyclic nature of new wave and electronic music through the ages in which sounds, melodies and chord structures are seemingly rethought and restructured. For example, did you know that OMD have used sections of ROXY MUSIC’s ‘If There Is Something’ on two separate occasions or that THE CURE and NEW ORDER have borrowed extensively from each other? It all makes for a fascinating listen. The programme also features new music from F.O.X, FOTONOVELA and SIN COS TAN…

Show Playlist:

Roxy Music – ‘If There Was Something
OMD – ‘That Was Then’
OMD – ‘Green’
Visage – ‘Fade To Grey’
Pet Shop Boys- ‘Fluorescent’
White Lies – ‘Big TV’
Kelly Osborne – ‘One Word’
New Order – ‘Blue Monday’
Divine – ‘Love Reaction’
Michael Rother – ‘Sonnenrad’
Ultravox ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’
A Flock Of Seagulls – ‘Space Age Love Song’
Marsheaux – ‘Dream Of A Disco’
Brian Eno – ‘China My China’
OMD – ‘Genetic Engineering’
New Order – ‘Dreams Never End’
The Cure – ‘In Between Days’
The Cure – ‘Just Like Heaven’
New Order – ‘All The Way’
Hot Butter – ‘Popcorn’
Jean Michel Jarre – ‘Oxygene 4’
Abba – ‘Eagle’
The Human League – ‘Don’t You Want Me’
OMD – ‘Electricity’
Ladytron – ‘Turn It On’
Ultravox – ‘Vienna’
Muse – ‘Guiding Light’
Depeche Mode – ‘Never Let Me Down Again’
Mesh – ‘Taken For Granted’
The Human League – ‘Things That Dreams Are Made Of’
Parralox – ‘We Believe In Electric Love’
OMD – ‘Maid Of Orleans’
Analog Angel – ‘We Won’t Walk Away’
Peter Gabriel – ‘Solsbury Hill’
Howard Jones – ‘New Song’
Sin Cos Tan – ‘Television’
Fotonovela featuring Mirrors – ‘Our Sorrow’
F.O.X – ‘To Lose My Life’

Known its entertaining mix of music, chat and trivia, TNNWS has interviewed luminaries such as HEAVEN 17’s Martyn Ware, REPUBLICA’s Saffron, OMD’s Andy McCluskey and BLANCMANGE’s Neil Arthur in its comparatively short period of existence.

Catch up with TNNWS’ previous podcasts at:

TEC T-shirt as modelled by Gina Achord available at:

Text by Chi Ming Lai
7th November 2013



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