Following the success of their joint gig at Manchester Academy earlier this year, two of Synth Britannia’s best loved combos HEAVEN 17 and BLANCMANGE will head out together for the first time ever this Autumn on 'The Tour Of Synthetic Delights'.
In 1984, former HEAVEN 17 member Ian Craig Marsh declared to Smash Hits that BLANCMANGE were his favourite band. Incidentally, both acts have also been declared key influences in the sound of LA ROUX. The tour renews a professional link which was first forged back in 1981. Continue Reading ›
Following celebrating 30 years in the music business with their commemorative package ‘The Box 1983-2013’, German synth veterans CAMOUFLAGE released a new companion compilation ’The Singles’ earlier this year.
The CD package comes with liner notes written by The Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai, based on an edited version of his CAMOUFLAGE career summary to coincide with the release of ‘The Box 1983-2013’. Continue Reading ›
Synth Britannia trailblazer MARTYN WARE has launched a new sample library entitled ‘No Illegal Connections’ containing an exclusive selection of classic analogue synth and drum sounds from his collection of rarefied electronic delights as used on his iconic records with THE HUMAN LEAGUE, BEF and HEAVEN 17.
One of the source instruments is his beloved Roland System 100 which The Electricity Club had the privilege of operating during his talk at The South Bank Centre. Continue Reading ›
Nordic friendly electronic music blog Cold War Night Life will be presenting an evening of stylish Scandinavian electronic pop at London’s 93 Feet East on SUNDAY 9TH MARCH 2014. Headlining will be PAGE, one of Sweden's original and best synthpop artists, for their first ever UK show.
Special guests will be the acclaimed combos MACHINISTA and TRAIN TO SPAIN. The Stockholm-based DJ Memorabilia will be on the decks to select his favourite electronic classics. Continue Reading ›
VILE ELECTRODES have been confirmed as OMD's support for the German leg of the ‘English Electric’ tour. One of their finest moments is the still to be formally issued ‘Deep Red’, a gorgeous synth ballad that recalls the sweeping emotive overtones of OMD standards such as ‘Statues’, ‘Stanlow’ and ‘The Romance Of The Telsecope’.
VILE ELECTRODES continue a tradition of TEC championed acts such as MARSHEAUX, VILLA NAH and MIRRORS who have all now opened for OMD. Continue Reading ›