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VICE VERSA Interview

VICE VERSA pic1- Pete HillFor many, ABC arrived fully formed out of the middle of nowhere in 1981. It was with the release of Eve Wood’s excellent ‘Made In Sheffield’ DVD in 2001 which gave context to a scene. Most intriguing out of all the lesser-known bands featured were VICE VERSA. Both Stephen Singleton and Mark White kindly spoke to The Electricity Club in-depth about their time in VICE VERSA and the rarely documented metamorphosis into ABC. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To FACTORY RECORDS

Factory Records was one of the most iconic record labels that emerged post-punk. Founded in 1978 by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and actor Alan Erasmus, Wilson became more widely known for his TV series ‘So It Goes’ so was seen as a champion of new music. Via its great and not so good and using a restriction of one song per artist moniker, The Electricity Club gives its own take on Factory Records’ arty, but chaotic adventure. Continue Reading ›


WRANGLER-LaSparkAt this point in time, WRANGLER are probably the nearest we have to an electronic supergroup. It’s hard to think of a similar set-up since either ELECTRONIC or VISAGE before them, although this line-up featuring Benge, Stephen Mallinder and Phil Winter is a far more experimental proposition than the two aforementioned outfits. ‘LA Spark’ is the first collection of tracks from the trio and is an analogue synthesizer tour de force. Continue Reading ›

WRANGLER Interview

WRANGLER by Phil JonesWith aims to harness “lost technology to make new themes for the modern world”, WRANGLER are the electronic trio that many have been waiting for. With vintage synths and drum machines creating a soundtrack for a dissident future landscape, WRANGLER’s debut album‘LA Spark’ is one of most anticipated electronic releases of 2014. Building their profile steadily with BBC 6 Music live sessions, a special performance at Proof Positive and discussion panels celebrating the work of the Radiophonic Workshop, WRANGLER kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the genesis of ‘LA Spark’. Continue Reading ›

WRANGLER Live at Proof Positive

WRANGLER4WRANGLER previewed material at a special live showcase for Proof Positive, an experimental improvisation evening curated by musician Tom Rogerson. The trio themselves are Stephen Mallinder ex-CABARET VOLTAIRE, TUNNG’s Phil Winter and synth collector extraordinaire Benge, best known for his work in JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS whose aims for the project are to harness “lost technology to make new themes for the modern world”. Continue Reading ›

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