Diane Birch and Phenomenal Handclap Band Team Up

Diane Birch is paying tribute to some of her favorite artists on The Velveteen Age, recorded with help from the Phenomenal Handclap Band.

They will be covering songs from heavyweights like the Cure, Joy Division, and Peter Murphy, with Birch putting her own spin on each track.

“During my teenage years as a Goth these songs were amongst my nearest and dearest,” explains Birch. “I would have never imagined I would get a chance to record them one day, let alone with some of my closest friends.”

The set was released on December 7th, and was recorded between songwriting sessions for Birch’s next album of originals. You can hear the song “The Corrosion” right here.

You can find Velveteen Age on S-Curve Records. The complete song list looks like this:

This Corrosion (Sisters of Mercy)
Kiss Them For Me (Siouxsie & The Banshees)
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Atmosphere (Joy Division)
Primary (The Cure)
Tarantula (This Mortal Coil)
A Strange Kind of Love (Peter Murphy