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 ›
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 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 ›
Michael Oakley is a talented Glaswegian who describes his music as “Melancholic postcards from my heart wrapped up in synthesisers and drum machines”.
His debut EP ‘California’ rides on the current craze for synthwave, which emerged following the cult acclaim for the neon-noir thriller ‘Drive’ in 2011 and its soundtrack. Since then, TV series like ‘Stranger Things’ and their stark backdrop of vintage electronics have maintained the synthwave propagation. More Inside ›
It cannot be denied that it was GARY NUMAN who became the world's first synthesizer pop star. He won the Best Male Singer category at the 1979 British Rock and Pop Awards, the-then equivalent of the BRITs.
Not a best of listing, this expanded twenty-two track Beginner’s Guide by The Electricity Club chronicles the varied musical adventures of GARY NUMAN through his own work and collaborations, with a restriction of one track per album project. More Inside ›