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BLANCMANGE: The Mindset Interview

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 ›

TEC’s 25 TRACKS FROM THE CIRCUIT BOARDS OF CANADA

Like Sweden, as a country with a relatively small population in relation to land mass, Canada punches above its weight when it comes to its contribution to popular music. Like in the UK with the availability of affordability of technology from Japan in particular, Canadian youngsters were taking up synthesizers. So here is The Electricity Club's list of 25 tracks from the circuit boards of Canada, subject to a limit of one per artist moniker, presented in yearly and then alphabetical order. Continue Reading ›

JULIAN & MARINA For Beautiful People Only

’For Beautiful People Only’ is the second full-length album from JULIAN & MARINA, the follow-up to 2014’s ’Absence & Distance’. Comprising of Julian Brandt and Marina Schiptjenko, the couple are both veterans of the Swedish pop scene. Brandt was a member of BOBBY and is the current bass incumbent in LUSTANS LAKEJER while Schiptjenko is best known for her instrumental roles in PAGE and BWO. The concept of JULIAN & MARINA is what can only best be described as crooner electro. Continue Reading ›

FIFI RONG Love Is A Lonely Thing

Following on from her three part singular release ‘Red Moon Voyage’ for Halloween 2019, Fifi Rong turns her attention to Valentine’s Day 2020 with a bittersweet trilogy under the title of ‘Love Is A Lonely Thing’. It is a three-chapter tragic romantic story with a cinematic sonic parallel to 'Mood For Love' by Wong Kar-Wai. The Beijing born songstress enters a forlorn world inhabited by many, where all unrequited love desperately seeks a way to prove its own existence. Continue Reading ›

ZAINE GRIFF Interview

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 ›

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