The period between 1979-1983 was one of the most glorious and productive periods in British music. One of those vying for a slice of the action were THE MOOD, comprising of John Moore (vocals and guitar), Mark James Fordyce (drums, electronic percussion and synthesizers) and Eric James Logan (synthesizers and piano).
Mark James Fordyce kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about THE MOOD’s brief flirtation with stardom and what might have been. Continue Reading ›
Formed in 2008, CHEW LIPS rode on the wave of synth friendly female fronted acts of the period that included LITTLE BOOTS, LA ROUX, LADY GAGA and LADYHAWKE. With their “8-bit Casiotone drone-disco”, they quickly attracted the attention of hip tastemakers like BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq.
Their debut album 'Unicorn' was released in January 2010. However after signing to Sony, the long awaited second album has yet to appear. Continue Reading ›
Without doubt, Jo Callis is one of the unsung heroes of the Synth Britannia era. His three year tenure with THE HUMAN LEAGUE directly contributed to their imperial phase; his most famous song with the Sheffield electronic pioneers was ‘Don’t You Want Me?’ which reached No1 in both the UK and US charts.
Callis is about to return to the live circuit with his new band FINGER HALO. Now well and truly "back-Back-BACK", he kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about his career. Continue Reading ›
VIENNA sounded like a dreamy, less industrialised cousin of HARD CORPS who supported DEPECHE MODE on the 'Music For The Masses' tour.
But the DM connections didn’t end there for Odile was Martin Gore’s girlfriend. She can be seen as part of the Mode entourage in the D A Pennebaker documentary ‘101’. In an exclusive interview, Odile Arias answered some questions that The Electricity Club put to her about VIENNA and her time in the DEPECHE MODE circle. Continue Reading ›
Nottinghamshire’s FATAL CHARM were, like several bands during the post-punk era, on the cusp of the big time on several occasions but never quite broke through. The excellent first single ‘Paris’ was issued in 1981 and produced by Midge Ure.
However, line-up changes and label issues stalled any momentum gained on the ULTRAVOX and OMD tours. It wasn’t until 1984 when FATAL CHARM released probably their best known song ‘Summer Spies’ that things started moving again. Continue Reading ›