Named after an Andy Warhol painting, Mansfield’s B-MOVIE made their recorded debut with their ‘Take Three’ EP via the Lincoln-based indie label Dead Good in 1980. Their song ‘Moles’ was included on the now iconic ‘Some Bizarre Album’ released in early 1981.
With B-MOVIE playing further live shows this year, the band kindly took time out to chat to TEC about the band’s past, present and future… More Inside ›
PAUL STATHAM first made his name as the guitarist of B-MOVIE who appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’. Following the band’s disbandment, he began a songwriting partnership with Goth icon Peter Murphy of BAUHAUS fame.
With producer Pascal Gabriel and singer Lisa Lamb, Statham formed synthpop trio PEACH who released their only album ‘Audiopeach’ on Mute in 1997. And now he can add ambient and experimental instrumental music to his forte. More Inside ›
London’s Dingwalls played host to a fabulous double header. The colourful BLUE ZOO, managed by the JAPAN and WHAM! svengali Simon Napier-Bell, achieved a No13 hit with ‘Cry Boy Cry’ in 1982.
Meanwhile, despite having appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ alongside DEPECHE MODE, SOFT CELL, BLANCMANGE and THE THE, the Stevo managed B-MOVIE were sadly unable to secure a major chart entry, despite being on the cusp with the magnificent singles 'Nowhere Girl and 'Remembrance Day'. More Inside ›
‘Is That The 12 Inch Mix?’ people used to ask… “Sometimes you never knew what you were getting when you bought the 12 inch mix” says Rob Grillo, author of the same titled book tracing the history of the extended format.
When done well, the 12 inch extended version could totally surpass the original. With a restriction one track per artist moniker and going up to the period before remixes got a bit daft with the advent of rave culture, here are TEC’s 25 choices… More inside>> More Inside ›
STRANGERS are a synth friendly noir-ish trio from London who first came to the attention of The Electricity Club via CURXES’ superb remix of Promises, the lead track from EP3 which was issued last November.
The band consist of David Maddox-Jones (vocals), Raife Hacking (drums) and Piers S Robert (keyboards). Their filmic production is courtesy of one Glen Nicholls while as main songwriter, Maddox-Jones has captured a monochromatic sense of imagery. More Inside ›