German Band AND ONE to Release Latest Album: S.T.O.P.
AND ONE, the German New Wave , EMB band will be releasing their latest studio album and follow-up to their EP Shouts of Joy July 17th via SPV/Synthetic Symphony.
The group's influences can be heard all over this new release: Inferences of Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys can be found on songs like "Shouts of Joy" and "Don't Get Me Wrong". The synth grooves are a refreshing change from whats currently being marketed as music on mainstream US radio stations.
S.T.O.P. is a must for old and new fans alike.
AND ONE was formed after Steve Naghavi and Chris Ruiz met in 1989 at a Berlin club. Both being fans of early EBM music, Naghavi and Ruiz decided to follow in the footsteps of New Wave/synthpop band Depeche Mode by using two keyboards and a beatbox.
In 1990 the single, "Metal Hammer" became an instant club hit. The duo soon added Alex Two to the project prior to the release of their debut album, Anguish in 1991.
With their debut release the band took home the "Best New Artist" award in Germany in 1991. AND ONE would release three more albums with Machinery Records: Flop! (1992), Spot (1993) and I.S.T. (1994).
The band left Machinery in 1997 and signed to Virgin Schallplatten. AND ONE would release four albums on this record label between 1997 and 2003: Nordhausen (1997), 9.9.99 9 Uhr (1998), Virgin Superstar (2000) and Aggressor (2003).
The next AND ONE album, Bodypop, was released in September 2006 by Out of Line in Europe.
In November 2007 AND ONE announced the release of Bodypop 1½; an EP with covers of songs by Depeche Mode ("Never Let Me Down Again"), Front 242 ("Operating Tracks"), D.A.F. ("Der Mussolini"), Nitzer Ebb ("I Give to You") and The Cure ("Kyoto Song"). Three weeks later, the EP was cancelled and a full length cover album announced.Continued on the next page