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EUGENE Interview

Inevitably influenced by KRAFTWERK and DAVID BOWIE, one of Eugenio Valente's mission statements is “pop is a not crime”. EUGENE has been making synthwaves in the past 18 months, particularly with the dreamily propulsive collaboration with LISBON KID's Danny De Matos called ‘Waiting for You’. The Electricity Club chatted to the Italian singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and remixer about his ethos and upcoming appearance in London at Synth Wave Live 3… Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with HOWARD JONES

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his debut album ‘Humans Lib’, synth veteran HOWARD JONES will be touring UK theatres in May. The tour also signals the launch of his brand new album ‘Transform’ which features the sparklingly catchy ‘Hero In Your Eyes’ and ‘Tin Man’, a distant musical relative to early B-side ‘Change The Man’. The Electricity Club was extremely pleased to be able to speak to HOWARD JONES during a break from rehearsals for the forthcoming ‘Transform’ tour. Continue Reading ›

Missing In Action: MARK WHITE & STEPHEN SINGLETON

While ABC continues today as a live entity under the captaincy of Martin Fry, that longevity might not have been possible without the band’s co-founders Mark White and Stephen Singleton. White and Singleton had been members of the Sheffield experimental electronic act VICE VERSA who Fry joined. The Electricity Club were extremely thrilled when Mark White and Stephen Singleton agreed to chat about their ABC days to give another perspective to the story… Continue Reading ›

COVENANT Fieldworks Exkursion EP

COVENANT, known and loved for their expansive back catalogue of boot stomping hard synth, sometimes accessorised with an orchestra, have gone and done something completely out of character. Showing a rather softer approach, and proving their eclectic tastes, the Swedish electronica masters are back with a series of EPs entitled ‘Fieldworks’. The theme of the first five song EP is spirituality and modern beliefs on the backdrop of uncertain times we live in. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with MAPS

MAPS aka James Chapman releases his fourth album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ through Mute in May. It sees Chapman hooking up with the string / brass players of ECHO COLLECTIVE, who had previously worked on ERASURE’s ‘World Beyond’ album, for a far more organic-sounding work. James Chapman kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the new MAPS album and also his fruitful ongoing relationship with Mute… Continue Reading ›

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