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Simple Minds are set begin their tour rehearsals this week. Charlie Burchill, Mark Taylor and Andy Gillespie are due to come together for an initial three days work prior to the arrival of Eddy Duffy, Mel Gaynor and Jim Kerr. A full on schedule for...

Interviewed during his current visit to Japan, Jim Kerr revealed that Book Of Brilliant Things was among the Simple Minds songs that he identified with most. Kerr was quoted as saying "more than music, ever since my earliest childhood years, books have meant so much to...

Simple Minds Go 'Black & White' On New CD. With new wave revivalists like The Killers and The Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first wavers Simple Minds have picked a splendid time to drop their first all-new studio album in three years. Due September 13th in...

Jim Kerr has announced the first Simple Minds tour of Australia in 18 years. Kerr dropped by the Undercover Offices to tell us to tell you that he is bringing the band back Down Under in May 2006. Although Simple Minds has not toured Australia since...

Stranger (London Mix) New Digital Single. Details below: Produced By Jez Coad & Simple Minds. Digital Single. Available from Tunetribe.com & iTunes 01. Stranger (London Mix) (4.06) Additional Production & Remix By Jez Coad. Produced By Jez Coad & Simple Minds. Engineers : Arjen Mensigna & Michiel Hoogenboezem. Mixed By Bob Clearmountain @ MixThis...

P-Machinery on 'Stranger' The second single taken from the Black & White 050505 album is a new mix of Stranger entitled Stranger (London Mix). An iTunes (UK) exclusive, the new mix will be available for download from Tuesday November 1st 2005. Best known for their US No.1...

Simple Minds are back on European Charts. The album was released September 12th throughout Europe on Sanctuary and entered the Billboard European Top 100 Albums chart at No. 16 September 22nd Its strongest showing has been in Germany, where it debuted at No. 6 on the...

'I like fringe places. Sicily is almost in Africa and you can feel it' First holiday memory? When I was five, my parents took me to Bray in Ireland. We took the overnight boat to Dublin and stayed in a B&B. It was the first time I...

If any cure has been found for reviewer's block, surely this latest Simple Minds album is comparable to it. Seldom does a writer feel bombarded with an overwhelming degree of angles in which to review an album. The most obvious pre-review consideration is the release...

Simple Minds' Jim Kerr reveals what gets him through the day. Morning Has Broken. At the risk of sounding a ponce, when I get up I listen to The Lark Ascending, by Ralph Vaughn Williams. As I love the early morning this is the great awakening piece...