Jorja Chalmers was first spotted within the London music scene as a member of HOTEL MOTEL, a stylish new wave pop trio who were described by DJ Mark Moore of S-EXPRESS fame as like a ROXY MUSIC album cover come to life.
So it was quite fitting in 2009 when Chalmers was recruited as a sax and keys player for Bryan Ferry; she has more or less been there ever since and that would kind of explain why her debut LP ‘Human Again’ has been a long-time coming. Continue Reading ›
A graduate of the London College Of Printing, photographer Peter Ashworth created some of the most iconic images from New Romantic and beyond.
His photographs adorned albums covers such as the debut long player by VISAGE, SOFT CELL ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’, ASSOCIATES ‘Sulk’, EURYTHMICS ‘In The Garden’, DEAD OR ALIVE ‘Sophisticated Boom-Boom’, ADAM & THE ANTS ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, TINA TURNER ‘Private Dancer’ and many more. Continue Reading ›
Electronic innovator and ambient godfather BRIAN ENO’s vast career has crossed genres, styles and instrumentation. Eno’s influence in the studio has been significant, even when not actually behind the desk.
So what material would serve as an introduction to his varied career as a recording artist, producer, remixer and collaborative muse? Here are eighteen affectionately chosen examples from The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›
One of Australia’s best bands of the post-punk era ICEHOUSE have been comprehensively collected on 'White Heat: 30 Hits’ released by Repertoire Records for European consumption.
Officially sanctioned by ICEHOUSE’s mainman and vocalist Iva Davies, it documents ICEHOUSE’s recorded career from late 1980 when they started out as FLOWERS. Often overshadowed internationally at the time by INXS and MEN AT WORK, ICEHOUSE were however far more interesting. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club came into being on 15th March 2010 following the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party at Sheffield Magna. It also saw the release of a new album by OMD, their first since 1996 as well as the emergence of new acts such as VILLA NAH, MIRRORS and HURTS.
In a tremendous year for all things electro, this was The Electricity Club’s Top 30 songs of 2010 in alphabetical order by artist. Continue Reading ›