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ColourSound Reviews

ColourSound (Metal Hammer:Jerry Ewing) There’s no doubting the pedigree of Coloursound; here we have ex-members of The Cult, The Mission and (ahem) The Alarm. So, it comes as no surprise that when Billy Duffy’s trademark guitar chimes out on ‘Under The Sun’ that Coloursound have got The Cult written all over them. ‘Heavy Rain”s similarity with The Cult’s ‘Rain’, however, is perhaps taking things too far. With Mike Peters’ more [read more]

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1998 News/Rumors/History Archive

January 9, 1998: ColourSound Rock The Gathering:  ColourSound surprised the audience at night #1 of Mike Peters Gathering 6 with their first live performance EVER. The packed house was electrified by the band’s brilliant rock attack. The 6 song set ended much too quickly leaving the all in attendence gasping for more… January- February Rise Tour UK 1998 January 9 / 10 / 11 “The Gathering” The North Wales Conference Centre, [read more]

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Rise Reviews

Rise (Guardian:Kathy Sweeney) These days it seems you can hardly move without bumping into some eighties revival artist. The Alarm frontman is the latest to emerge from the where-are-they now? file , having disbanded the oft-derided but enduringly popular band in 1991 for a solo career that was beset with problems and illness. Now winding up his UK tour with his New Electric Band, consisting of Billy Duffy (The Cult), [read more]

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1997 News/Rumors/History Archive

January:  Mike Peters Works with Poet Billy Lamont:  Into The 21st Century” is poet Billy Lamont’s new recording with Select recording artist Mike Peters, formerly of The Alarm, and special guest, Allen Ginsberg. “Into The 21st Century” is an anthem for the Strobe Light Generation. January 11th: The Gathering 5:  at approximately 11:30 P.M. (UK time) One half of the 80’s band The Alarm returned to the stage for the [read more]

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113 Questions For Mike Peters : Interview

1. ‘Feel Free’ has been a success in many European countries, especially Italy. Can you tell us just what happened in Italy? Do you consider it a breakthrough? ‘Feel Free’ has generally been received well in every country of release. The album has enjoyed positive reviews and has definitely advanced the overall perception of Mike Peters as an artist working at the cutting edge of modern music. In Italy, the [read more]

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Feel Free Reviews

Sound Alarm for Peters’ Solo Effort (Mike Peters: Feel Free) Review Best known as a member of the Alarm for the last decade or so, guitarist Mike Peters might have a bit of trouble convincing anybody that he wasn’t holding his best stuff back for FEEL FREE. No word on whether or not the album’s title says anything about Peters’ current relationship with his bandmates, but there’s little doubt as [read more]

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Reviews: Second Generation

Second Generation “Mike Peters returns with an LP of “rare” Alarm songs recorded for the 90’s. The result is a likeable strummy set, with Peters playing half acoustically and half electrically and wringing as much passion as possible.” Second Generation “Mike Peters and The Alarm created a mystique that lured and challenged hundreds of thousands across the globe.Peters sings these tunes like he’s now connecting with them – you can [read more]

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Reviews: Breathe The Acoustic Sessions

Q Magazine * * * Star review – Breathe – The Acoustic Sessions Following swiftly on the heels of the English and Welsh language versions of the LP, come the modish Unplugged sessions. At one time Mike Peters was seconds away from being inducted into that portion of the Hall Of Fame earmarked for windswept Celtic rock ‘n roll visionaries when he knocked it on the head for The Alarm [read more]

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Interview With Mike Peters, 1985

The following is a taped conversation that took place between Neil Storey and Mike Peters at London’s Marcus Studios during the recording of the [Strength] album. Neil is now The Alarm’s Press Officer having met the band on an aeroplane to New York last December. At the time he was working at Island Records but now works freelance for The Alarm and Kid Creole along with his other main interest [read more]