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WITCH OF THE VALE Interview

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 ›

INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP Love Girl

In INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP’s world of academia, eccentric Northern electronic pop would be compulsory on the curriculum. The intelligent musical escapism of INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP has struck a chord with audiences. The latest single released from the album is the bubbly ‘Love Girl’, a luscious cross between DUBSTAR and THE HUMAN LEAGUE. Continue Reading ›

HEAVEN Truth Or Dare

With fresh blood and new tears, the mysterious HEAVEN first came to wider attention with the ‘Lonesome Town’ EP featuring the hauntingly breathy ‘It’s Not Enough’ as its lead track. Issued by Italians Do It Better, home of CHROMATICS, closer scrutiny revealed that HEAVEN was another project helmed by the ubiquitous Johnny Jewel. Fronted by the enigmatic allure of singer and keyboardist Aja, the brilliant new single 'Truth Or Dare' perhaps unsurprisingly sounds like CHROMATICS. Continue Reading ›

The Best Of FAD GADGET

Although originally released 18 years ago on CD, this compilation of Frank Tovey’s singles-based material as FAD GADGET is now debuting on vinyl for the first time with an identical track listing spread over four sides. Looking back retrospectively, one can see how Tovey’s incarnation as FAD GADGET provided a perfect middle ground between DEPECHE MODE’s early synthpop and the darker Industrial experimentation of acts such as THROBBING GRISTLE. Continue Reading ›

OLLIE WRIDE Interview

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 ›

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