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PAUL HAIG Interview

TWI1096CD_12pp_bookletWhile PAUL HAIG has a cult following within the post-punk cognoscenti, he has often been overlooked in wider music circles. But between 1982 to 1985, he produced some of the best electronic pop singles of the period. PAUL HAIG chatted to The Electricity Club about his varied career and ‘Metamorphosis’, an archive 2CD collection released by Les Disques du Crépuscule. Continue Reading ›

Twilight Time: An Interview with JAMES NICE

JamesNice-byPeter Staessens-thumbJames Nice is a music publisher and writer whose acclaimed 2010 book ‘Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records’ provided a detailed and objective account of the legendary label. He also worked for the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule  between 1987-91, which he has recently resurrected. Set to open TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER with a DJ set of classic tunes from the Crépuscule era, James Nice kindly chatted about his various endeavours. Continue Reading ›

The Associate: An Interview with MICHAEL DEMPSEY

The Associates London 1980 A former member of THE CURE, bassist Michael Dempsey soon joined ASSOCIATES and played on the three albums which defined their reputation; now reissued as 2CD deluxe editions via BMG, these collections have been supervised and produced by Dempsey. Michael Dempsey kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about this new ASSOCIATES reissue campaign and the challenges of the repackaging process in the 21st century. Continue Reading ›

ALAN RANKINE Interview

AssociatesScotland’s ASSOCIATES are a band that burned briefly but brightly. Fronted by the mercurial Billy MacKenzie and driven musically by multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine, the group’s entire back catalogue has been remastered, accompanied by a new compilation. With the upcoming reissues soon to be released, Alan Rankine kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his time with ASSOCIATES and the legend of Billy MacKenzie. Continue Reading ›

It’s Better This Way: The ASSOCIATES Legacy

Associates+BWThe timely release of ‘The Very Best of ASSOCIATES’ featuring their hits ‘Party Fears Two’, ‘Club Country’ and ’18 Carat Love Affair’ creates an opportunity for the work of Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine to be re-evaluated and re-discovered. With a partnership covering a period of just three albums, this anthology is only a part of the story. Thus, the new 2CD slipcased deluxe editions of the MacKenzie / Rankine era ASSOCIATES albums delve even further. Continue Reading ›

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