Between April and October this year, sees the vinyl reissues of eight EURYTHMICS albums ‘In The Garden’, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’, ‘Touch’, ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Revenge’, ‘We Too Are One’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Peace’ and gives The Electricity Club a welcome chance to look back retrospectively over the duo’s musical output.
'In The Garden' provided a necessary bridging point between Annie Lennox and David A Stewart’s output as New Wave act THE TOURISTS... Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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It was a year when the veterans re-established their standing within electronic pop. That was not to that comparatively newer acts weren’t making a good impression, it was just that a fair number of established acts gave their all and were producing some of their best work since their imperial heyday.
So restricted to purchasable releases only and one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs Of 2017… Continue Reading ›
On the eve of the release of her new album ‘Other’, ALISON MOYET delivered a stupendous performance at Hackney’s Round Chapel as part of Amazon Prime’s series of filmed intimate concerts. The evening started with Ms Moyet as her own support act, courtesy of a Q&A moderated by journalist Pete Paphides.
It was triumphant performance from ALISON MOYET with interesting facelifts of her solo hits, a welcome airing of YAZOO evergreens and best of all, excellent new material. Continue Reading ›
The release of 2013’s ‘the minutes’ sparked a real creative renaissance for ALISON MOYET. It kickstarted a relationship with MADONNA producer Guy Sigsworth and has now been perpetuated with 2017’s ‘Other’.
‘the minutes’ saw a welcome full-on return to electronics for Moyet, something which fans of YAZOO had long wished for. ‘Other’ is a very reflective and beautifully produced work. With the opening salvo of tracks, the ghost of Bristol’s MASSIVE ATTACK looms large. Continue Reading ›