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CHINA CRISIS Interview

While CHINA CRISIS scored four Top 20 hits during their Virgin Records imperial phase, the instrumentally strong Kirkby duo possessed a subtle atmospheric side. Most of these notable instrumentals were the work of Gary Daly who has released a solo collection of such track entitled ‘Luna Landings. These tracks had all been composed with CHINA CRISIS in mind. So in a new interview with Gary Daly, it made sense for The Electricity Club to discuss the creative dynamic within CHINA CRISIS. Continue Reading ›

MIDGE URE + TINY MAGNETIC PETS The 1980 Tour Live in Northampton

For Midge Ure, it would be an understatement to say that ‘The 1980 Tour’ has been a success. Focussing on the VISAGE and ULTRAVOX material that was released in what could be considered as the Year Zero in the synthesizer career of Midge Ure, he has been thrilling audiences what they have long desired… solo live renditions of some of best electronic pop of the Synth Britannia era, with the diminutive Glaswegian playing electric guitar AND synths! Continue Reading ›

BLANCMANGE: The Mindset Interview

As prolific as ever, Neil Arthur has a new BLANCMANGE album set for release in May 2020. Entitled ‘Mindset’, it will be the eighth full length long player of new material since 2011’s return with ‘Blanc Burn’. Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe only released three albums during their original heyday. In his tenth interview with The Electricity Club, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the site, Neil Arthur chatted about his mindset, his music and his motivations… Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 TRACKS FROM THE CIRCUIT BOARDS OF CANADA

Like Sweden, as a country with a relatively small population in relation to land mass, Canada punches above its weight when it comes to its contribution to popular music. Like in the UK with the availability of affordability of technology from Japan in particular, Canadian youngsters were taking up synthesizers. So here is The Electricity Club's list of 25 tracks from the circuit boards of Canada, subject to a limit of one per artist moniker, presented in yearly and then alphabetical order. Continue Reading ›

JULIAN & MARINA For Beautiful People Only

’For Beautiful People Only’ is the second full-length album from JULIAN & MARINA, the follow-up to 2014’s ’Absence & Distance’. Comprising of Julian Brandt and Marina Schiptjenko, the couple are both veterans of the Swedish pop scene. Brandt was a member of BOBBY and is the current bass incumbent in LUSTANS LAKEJER while Schiptjenko is best known for her instrumental roles in PAGE and BWO. The concept of JULIAN & MARINA is what can only best be described as crooner electro. Continue Reading ›

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