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A Beginner’s Guide To OMD

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, OMD are one of the acts from the Synth Britannia era whose creative powers now are as strong as their chart heyday. By way of a Beginner’s Guide to showcase the diverse facets of OMD, The Electricity Club has selected 26 tracks of interest, largely eschewing those made famous by singular consumption. With a restriction of one track per album project, they highlight how they have maintained their standing as a creative and cultural force. Continue Reading ›

THE ICICLE WORKS Interview

A self-confessed purveyor of rock ‘n’ roll, Ian McNabb found fame as the leader of THE ICICLE WORKS who hit UK charts in 1984 with ‘Love Is A Wonderful Colour’, eventually reaching No15. With the work of THE ICICLE WORKS being celebrated on a 35th Anniversary tour featuring a two and a half hour set including solo material, Ian McNabb kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about string machines, Micro Mellotrons and more… Continue Reading ›

ELECTRIC YOUTH Memory Emotion

ELECTRIC YOUTH are best known for ‘A Real Hero’, their 2011 collaboration with COLLEGE which was arguably the defining song on the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’. 2019’s ‘Memory Emotion’ is their third album after the release of ‘Breathing’ which was originally planned as the soundtrack to a film of the same name. Opening track ‘The Life’ will delight fans of PET SHOP BOYS, initially reminiscent of ‘Love Comes Quickly’. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with RATIONAL YOUTH

Today Canada is a hotbed of electronic pop talent, but it might not have happened without the trailblazing mission of RATIONAL YOUTH. With 'Cold War Night Life' being given the lavish reissue treatment by Universal Music and RATIONAL YOUTH touring Germany with fellow Canadians PSYCHE, Tracy Howe kindly took time out to chat to The Electricity Club about his landmark debut. Continue Reading ›

APOPTYGMA BERZERK, THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT + VILE ELECTRODES Live In Cologne

An electric line-up was gathered at Cologne’s Essigfabrik covering various mutations of synthesizer driven music as part of APOPTYGMA BERZERK’s 2019 European tour. Also featuring THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT + VILE ELECTRODES, when APOPTYGMA BERZERK mainman Stephan Groth spoke to The Electricity Club earlier in the year, he explained: “It’s very important to have a whole evening that makes sense and which will tell a story.” Continue Reading ›

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