Maurice Ravel once said: “Whatever sauce you put around the melody is a matter of taste. What is important is the melodic line”.
What Lloyd Cole has always managed within his songs throughout his career, be it ‘Perfect Skin’, ‘Rattlesnakes’ or ‘Like Lovers Do’ is strong melodic lines. Coupled with his bittersweet lyricism, he has been one of the UK’s leading exponents of masterful glum rock. But for ‘Guesswork’, he has put synthesizers and drum machines into his textural palette. Continue Reading ›
The stylish figure of Ollie Wride could become popwave’s own Bryan Ferry. Just as Ferry had a parallel solo career alongside ROXY MUSIC, the suave lead vocalist for FM-84 on songs like 'Wild Ones' has been partying like it’s 1985 on his enjoyable debut long player ‘Thanks In Advance’.
Ollie Wride has proved with ‘Thanks In Advance’ that he can cut it on his own outside of the FM-84 nest. Continue Reading ›
Out of the bands that emerged post-Synth Britannia, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS were among those to actually make a worldwide cultural impact. Today, Mike Score is the only remaining member from the original line-up.
Dingwalls in Camden was packed for the second London date of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS’ first headlining UK tour for many years and opening proceedings was KNIGHT$ whose debut album ‘Dollars & Cents’ has been one of the contenders for best album of 2019. Continue Reading ›
From Livingston in West Lothian to the concert arenas of the world, the rise of David John Cicero into the pop charts was swift. Following a PET SHOP BOYS concert in 1989, he managed to get a demo tape to the duo.
With the release of his appropriately titled new single 'Turned Around', Cicero kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his album 'Future Boy', working with PET SHOP BOYS, briefly being a pop pin-up and his return to music... Continue Reading ›
A triumph in understatement to accompany one of the greatest achievements of mankind, ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’ was possibly the most accessible of all of Brian Eno’s ambient works.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’ is released as an extended edition with a bonus album containing appropriately 11 new instrumental compositions that reimagine the soundtrack to ‘For All Mankind’. Continue Reading ›