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MIDGE URE, THE CHRISTIANS + ALTERED IMAGES Live at Alban Arena

The Roman town of Verulamium, now the city of St Albans, was the location for the final night of successful 30 date UK tour featuring MIDGE URE, THE CHRISTIANS and ALTERED IMAGES. Between them, THE CHRISTIANS and ALTERED IMAGES had 7 Top 20 hit singles between them, while MIDGE URE’s various career exploits have been well documented. And as Ure gleefully sang on ‘Love’s Great Adventure’, “I stood the test of time”. More Inside ›

Listen: The Legacy of TEARS FOR FEARS

When Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith went into the studio to record 'Suffer The Children' as their debut single as TEARS FOR FEARS, it was producer David Lord who introduced them to synthesizers plus crucially, keyboard player Ian Stanley. Orzabal and Smith had become fascinated by Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy and had named themselves after his theories which resolved to overcome childhood traumas through re-experiencing specific incidents and fully expressing the resulting pain during therapy. More Inside ›

GOLDFRAPP Live at Brixton Academy

With GOLDFRAPP’s recent Birmingham show being cancelled due to illness, it was touch and go as to whether the band would be able to see the tour through to its conclusion. There were no audible signs of any vocal difficulties and the absence of the operatic / falsetto ‘Utopia’ may have been the only indication of Alison’s earlier issues in the week. As the house lights dimmed, the strains of ‘Voicething’ from the ‘Head First’ album started to filter through the PA. More Inside ›

Missing in Action: FASHIØN

Of all the acts from the Synth Britannia-era that were deemed as “most likely to make it” FASHIØN were surely a safe bet to succeed. With their second incarnation featuring vocalist / guitarist Dave “Dee” Harris, synth player Mulligan, Martin Rechi on bass and Dik Davis on drums, the band evolved from an Indie / Post-Punk sound into a far more electronic and potentially commercial proposition. David Harris kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his experiences playing in the band. More Inside ›

EBERHARD KRANEMANN Interview

Eberhard Kranemann is a one-time member of KRAFTWERK who later recorded ‘Fritz Müller Rock’ with the legendary Conny Plank. More recently, Kranemann has formed KRAUTWERK with Harald Grosskopf. Following an enthusiastic talk at the 2017 ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE, Eberhard Kranemann kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the genesis of KRAUTWERK and his observations on the vibrant post-war German music scene that ultimately impacted the world’s musical landscape. More Inside ›

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