New Wave Artists In Contemporary Times

New Wave artists are very much still around.

Because they made some of the best music in history, New Wave artists are very much still around.

The bands that have disbanded have recycled their members and got songs covered by other artists.

The bands that are still playing today are in a great shape and making better music than ever.

Let me take you on a little tour through what are my favorite New Wave artists doing at the current time.

Popular New Wave Artists Still Playing

The popular artists in the New Wave era that are still playing are in great shape.

Also, there has been a revival on the style of music that fosters the appearance of really great new bands taking the style to a new great place.

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Duran Duran is arguably one of the most recognizable bands of the era and also one of the most talented ones music has ever given us.

The good news about Duran Duran is that they are coming out on another tour for this year to present their brand new album called “Paper Gods” Just by listening “Pressure Off” which is the main single, I knew right away it was on its way to the charts.

They invited legend Nile Rodgers (who got another wave of fame after breaking all the molds with Chic because of his work with Daft Punk on “Random Access Memories”) and singer Janelle Monáe.

It is such a great song that is completely up to the height of what they were doing back in the day. I can´t wait for the album to come out officially!

Pure Taboo – An Inspiration

Pure Taboo - Home of Forbidden Fruits

A true inspirational material over here. Pure Taboo clearly focuses on forbidden (by society!) fantasies. And while many of them can be awkward they are all just an inspiration for some of the best new wave hits. If you ever wondered what could be the freakiest fantasy of a man then Pure Taboo has all the answers – in form of HD videos that you are free to watch!

The Cure

First and foremost, they are going to be headlining the Glastonbury Festival!

Another huge band that is coming out on tour this year and with an amazing new record is The Cure. First and foremost, they are going to be headlining the Glastonbury Festival!

They have the status of a huge band and they deserve to close one of the biggest festivals in the world. Last time I saw them play live, the gig was on for three hours and their repertoire could continue for another three more.

You just can´t get tired of the best band in the world, can you?

Besides being introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Robert Smith said he was working on a record that is obscure and dense. The moment I heard that news out of BBC6 my heart started beating faster and faster.

According to the little information he revealed, the record might be hitting the stores in January of 2020. What a great moment to be alive!


New Wave music is alive and kicking. The biggest bands of the 80s are still putting out amazing music and touring the world and seems that youngsters are echoing on their talent.

I love listening to people like Tame Impala and The Killers taking on the same sound and stage presence my heroes were as I was growing up. Hope to come across you at The Cure´s stellar appearance in Glastonbury!

Popular Artists from New Wave Era

Several artists have performed in the new wave era and more are expected to join. Various bands have also been performing since the inception of new wave era.

Duran Duran

This is an English band that was formed in the year 1978 – almost 8 years since new wave came into being. The band developed from alternate sensations in the year 1982 to conventional pop stars within the following two years. Within the period of a decade, the band underwent an array of challenges more so in music styles and membership. However, in spite of the said challenges, the band was able to stage a resurgence during the early ‘90s. The band was the best in Second British Invasion of the United States. It is said that the band has had over 13 singles among the best 10 UK Singles Chart. Moreover, the group has also had over 20 singles placed in the Billboard Hot 100. Duran Duran is in record of selling over 100 million records across the world.

The emergence of Duran Duran was seen to be synonymous with New Romantic scene along with other luminary bands which included Spandau Ballet. However, this image was later shed off and the band came up with a better, elegant, and sophisticated appearance through the use of marketing and fusion. The band is on record for having won a number of accolades throughout the time they have been performing. The awards include Brit Awards (2 of them), MTV video music award, and Grammy awards (2).

The band is so remarkable that the Hollywood Walk of Fame featured them.

When the video age came into being, the band was catapulted into main productions in MTV music channel. This was a remarkable achievement since the channel is a 24-hour music channel. Most of the videos done by the band were done through the use of 35 mm film. This enabled them to have a better outlook as compared to what other band were doing at the time.Duran Duran worked with other professional directors of the film industry so to improve on quality. The band is credited for being part of the early bands that used video technology during their live shows in stadiums.

The Human League

This band was formed in the year 1977 in Sheffield. The band released two instant albums after they were signed into Virgin Records in the year 1979. This was accompanied by an array of singles before the band shot to fame through the third album that they released in the year 1981 – Dare. Some of the singles that the album had included Open your heart, Love action (I believe in Love), and don’t you want me. In the year 1982, the band was awarded Brit Award which is given as a result of Best British Breakthrough Act. The band further produced other hits from 1980s to 1990s. Some of the hits included Fascination, tell me when, mirror man, and being boiled among others.

There has been a single member who has remained royal and constant in spite of the changing times. This is none other than the songwriter and vocalist Oakey Philip.

Ian Marsh Craig and Ware Martyn both left the human league in the year 1980 so that they could form their own – Heaven 17. Since Oakey took over the leadership of the band, it has evolved into a successful commercial league with new members such as Ann Susan Sulley and Catherall Joanne. The band has essentially been made up of three members since the 1990s.

It is worth noting that the band has release over 8 studio albums, over 30 singles, four EPS, and a host of other compilation albums. The United Kingdom’s top 10 has had 8 singles and 5 albums from the human league. The band is said to have sold close to over 20 million copies – a record that has not been achieved by such a small band.

Although the three members have been discussing about their retirement, no one seems to know when they will exit the scene.

Oakey, Catherall, and Sulley have said time and again that they enjoy performing together. They intend to hold together for longer than expected. Sulley even says that she does not know what to do besides doing music.

[The Human League]

They expect to continue being part of great live shows so long as their fans are happy to see them.