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An Afternoon with STEPHEN MORRIS

Stephen Morris is best known as the drummer of JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER. Together with Ian Curtis, Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner, JOY DIVISION had released just one album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in June 1979 before the untimely death of Curtis in May 1980. ‘Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist Volume 1’ is part memoir, part aural history. It naturally also gives a first-hand account on the myth and haunting legacy of JOY DIVISION Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: MORT GARSON Mother Earth’s Plantasia

Released on the short-lived Homewood Records in 1976, ‘Mother Earth's Plantasia’ by Mort Garson became one of those rare sought after albums, thanks to the fact that most of the copies pressed had actually been given away for free by its esteemed creator. With its inventive use of the Moog IIIC modular synthesizer with a plethora of cosmic textures, it possessed a transcendental quality that was the antithesis of the FM rock that was dominating the American airwaves at the time. Continue Reading ›

Introducing ALICE HUBBLE

ALICE HUBBLE is the new solo project of Alice Hubley, previously best known for fronting ARTHUR & MARTHA. Channelling her inner Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram while also exploring the sonics of Germanic masters TANGERINE DREAM and ASHRA, Hubley’s upcoming debut album ‘Polarlichter’ is the product of one lady locked at home with her collection of synthesizers. An impressive support slot for CAN’s Damo Suzuki finally showcased the electronic pop potential of Hubley. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

Led by Mike Score, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS will embark on their first UK tour for a number of years this July. They got their original break when Bill Nelson produced and released their debut single ‘(It’s Not Me) Talking’. A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS continue live today with Mike Score being the sole remaining original member and have a collection of extended essentials called ‘Inflight’ on the way. He kindly had a quick chat with The Electricity Club about the continuing interest in their music. Continue Reading ›

US Interview

What happens when you cross anthemic Scottish indie with cinematic Swedish synth? You get US… US are the unlikely union of Andrew Montgomery from GENEVA and Leo Josefsson of LOWE. Their impressive debut album ‘First Contact’ is a rousing collection of eleven epic songs, each exuding a unique Celtic Scandinavian air. The pair chatted to The Electricity Club about their ‘First Contact’, producing “The soundtrack to the movie of your life” and much more. Continue Reading ›

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