2018 was a year of good songs rather than good albums, with many of long players not as consistent or as of high a standard as the bumper crop from the Class of ’17.
Interestingly, three graduates from the 'Some Bizarre Album' made it into the final list, thus highlighting the longevity of that particular vinyl showcase some 37 years on! So with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2018 presented in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
It’s been a productive year for some of the best acts that emerged from 1981’s ‘Some Bizzare Album’ like SOFT CELL, BLANCMANGE and THE THE. Also joining in the party are Mansfield’s B-MOVIE with the ‘Repetition’ EP, the quartet’s first new body of work since the ‘Climate Of Fear’ album in 2016.
Steve Hovington, Paul Statham, Rick Holliday and Graham Boffey open the EP with the title song, a haunting new wave number recalling NEW ORDER but which is also classic B-MOVIE. Continue Reading ›
Ever bought an album on the strength of a single, only to find that “this is not the single I am looking for”?? As long as there has been a music business, artists and producers have been forever tinkering with their work.
Restricted to one single per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions… Continue Reading ›
The silent success story of the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ has to be Paul Statham; while his band B-MOVIE were unable to achieve a foothold in the mainstream, the guitarist later found considerable success as a songwriter and producer.
Although B-MOVIE reformed in 2004, Statham has continued his songwriting and production career in parallel. He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his career outside of B-MOVIE… Continue Reading ›
PAUL STATHAM’s musical contributions date back to post-punk, and having worked and composed for many successful artists, his accolades are many. Having his fingers in many pies includes co-founding the band B-MOVIE.
Recently the many faces of Paul Statham were realised in a start-up of his own label Loki Records and the release of an eight track album ‘Asylum’. It features music from an audio visual installation created with painter Jonathan McCree. Continue Reading ›