Since The Electricity Club caught THE SOFT MOON at the beginning of the year for their London date at The Dome in Tufnell Park, the act has been touring constantly in support of new album ‘Criminal’.
Essentially the one-man project of Oakland multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez, he kindly took time out from his busy schedule to discuss the challenges of making of 'Criminal', his diverse range of influences and the impact of working as a solo musician. Continue Reading ›
The development of modern German pop music represents a cultural insight to the history of post-war Germany, reflecting its political developments and sociological changes. It is also emerging as a new field of academic study thanks to the worldwide success of KRAFTWERK who were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2014.
As an aid to scholars, teachers and students, Dr Uwe Schütte has compiled ‘German Pop Music – A Companion’. Over the University vacation period, Dr Uwe Schütte kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about his overview of German pop music… Continue Reading ›
BLANCMANGE are back with their fifth album ‘Semi Detached’. Neil Arthur’s tremendous wordplay does it again with a phrase that acts as both a commentary on English suburban aspirations and the fact that this new long player is Arthur’s first of new material recorded without his long time partner-in-crime Stephen Luscombe.
As the first act in the history of The Electricity Club to be interviewed for a fourth occasion, Neil Arthur kindly chatted about BLANCMANGE’s latest opus... Continue Reading ›
There was a time when SIMPLE MINDS were one of the most promising young bands in Britain. And in 1981, they delivered what has now become their most forgotten body of work; 'Sons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call'.
Even a great 2009 article about The Rise and Fall of SIMPLE MINDS on Popmatters largely overlooked this great double album. To exploit their KRAFTWERK, NEU! and LA DÜSSELDORF influences to the full, SIMPLE MINDS were teamed up with producer Steve Hillage. Continue Reading ›