Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey were two lads from The Wirral who creatively realised their passion for European electronic music following the purchase of a Korg M500 Micro-Preset synthesizer. Eventually the single ‘Electricity’ was released in June 1979 on Factory Records.
With OMD currently on a huge world tour to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, Paul Humphreys took time out to speak to The Electricity Club from California about their past, present and future…
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The previous albums of Swedish duo MACHINISTA, ‘Xenoglossy’ and ‘Garmonbozia’, each had terrific highlights but new long player ‘Anthropocene’ is their most consistent body of work yet. Vocalist John Lindqwister and instrumentalist Richard Flow have refined of their anthemic signature sound
MACHINISTA chatted to The Electricity Club about the genesis of ‘Anthropocene’ and much more… Continue Reading ›
From the serene shores of Loch Lomond and the remote Outer Hebridean Isles, WITCH OF THE VALE have made a fine impression in their comparatively short period of being.
Possessing some Pagan fervour like GAZELLE TWIN meeting ‘The Wicker Man’ and ‘Twin Peaks’, the folk inspired stylings of Erin and Ryan Hawthorne have chillingly stood out. WITCH OF THE VALE kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about their musical philosophy and existential ideals… Continue Reading ›
Although best known as the voice for FM-84, Ollie Wride has ventured solo with his recently released debut album ‘Thanks In Advance’, co-produced by Michael Oakley.
A very immediate pop album with a suave presence and that classic MTV friendly feel, the positive acclaim for ‘Thanks In Advance’ has led to Wride announcing his first solo concert in London on Saturday 16th November 2019. The Electricity Club had the pleasure of talking to Ollie Wride about his career to date. Continue Reading ›
Celebrating the first two albums by THE HUMAN LEAGUE of which he was a founding member, electronic pop pioneer Martyn Ware will be joining HEAVEN 17 vocalist Glenn Gregory to perform ‘Reproduction’ and ‘Travelogue’ at two special shows in March 2020.
Martyn Ware talked to The Electricity Club about his time in THE HUMAN LEAGUE and the making of those two seminal electronic pop albums… Continue Reading ›