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IAN BURDEN Interview

On paper, certain albums just shouldn’t work and THE HUMAN LEAGUE’s ‘Dare’ is certainly one of those instances. Without Ian Burden, it certainly wouldn’t have sounded the same due to his synth work and pivotal songwriting involvement. Ian has now dipped his toe back into the music industry with ‘Hey Hey Ho Hum’ and he took time out to kindly speak to The Electricity Club about his early influences, his time in THE HUMAN LEAGUE and the gestation of his new release. Continue Reading ›

METROLAND Men In A Frame

‘Men In A Frame’ is the new conceptual long player by Belgian duo METROLAND, celebrating the art form of photography. Perhaps slightly confusingly, it does not contain ‘Man In A Frame’, their previous single release from earlier in 2018. Passenger S and Passenger A joined forces with an art co-operative called F-8 whereby each photographer carefully relinquished two unique pictures with enigmatic and occasionally cryptic titles for METROLAND to add electronic soundtracks Continue Reading ›

MECHA MAIKO interview

From the accomplished Canadian duo DEAD ASTRONAUTS, Hayley Stewart makes a swift departing move and goes off to create her own sweet music under the pseudonym of MECHA MAIKO. Many acts debut in a clumsy, trial and error way but not her! The synthpop anime lady enters the world of electronica with one of the strongest firsts that the synth world has experienced in a while. The Electricity Club caught up with the Toronto based Geisha-esque creature to talk pop… Continue Reading ›

The Walk: The Legacy of EURYTHMICS

Between April and October this year, sees the vinyl reissues of eight EURYTHMICS albums ‘In The Garden’, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’, ‘Touch’, ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Revenge’, ‘We Too Are One’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Peace’ and gives The Electricity Club a welcome chance to look back retrospectively over the duo’s musical output. 'In The Garden' provided a necessary bridging point between Annie Lennox and David A Stewart’s output as New Wave act THE TOURISTS... Continue Reading ›

SYNTH GURU Interview

SYNTH GURU Paul Wiffen has moved between working for manufacturers, artists and technical magazines in the decade when synths really came to the foreground. The musicians he has worked for reads like a Who’s Who of music, including Vangelis, Jean Michel-Jarre, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder. Paul Wiffen kindly reminisced with The Electricity Club about his varied music career. Continue Reading ›

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