Uwe Schütte is a noted KRAFTWERK scholar who curated the first ever conference on the iconic German pioneers in 2015. He compiled ‘German Pop Music: A Companion’, a book discussing the post-war musical landscape of the country and its influence internationally.
Published as part of the Penguin on Design series, his new book ‘KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany’ offers a German perspective of die Kling Klang Quartett in English. This is the story of Die Mensch-Maschinen as a cultural phenomenon told crucially from a local point of view.
Uwe Schütte talked to The Electricity Club about what makes ‘KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany’ unique, as well as how he believes the band’s legacy and future will play out. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
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 ›
Born in Auckland to Danish parents, Zaine Griff possesses a musical CV that is impressive, reading like a Who’s Who of popular music.
recently, there came the surprise announcement that Zaine Griff was to join Rusty Egan and ‘Fade To Grey’ co-writer Chris Payne to perform the songs of VISAGE. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club from his home in New Zealand to talk about his music career and the upcoming VISAGE 1980 x 2020 shows. Continue Reading ›
Founded by Brett Simpson and Stuart McLaren, Outland have become one of the best known synthwave and retrowave brands in the UK. Having organised big events in London, Glasgow and Toronto, alongside summer sunset boat cruises, Outland recently launched a record label.
Stuart McLaren kindly took time out from his busy schedule to talk to The Electricity Club about Outland’s aspirations and progression within the realms of modern synth music. Continue Reading ›