The Electricity Club celebrates its tenth birthday and it really has been synthly the best. It is still pushing the envelope, continuing to reflect the interests of people who love the Synth Britannia era and have a desire to hear new music seeded from that ilk. With artists like ANI GLASS, IMI, KNIGHT$, NINA, MECHA MAIKO, GEISTE and PLASMIC among those on the cusp of a wider breakthrough, there is still more excellent music still to be created, discovered and savoured. Continue Reading ›
Over the last 10 years, The Electricity Club has been a voice for the discerning enthusiast of electronic pop.
With a balancing act of featuring the classic pioneers of the past alongside the emergent new talent for the future, The Electricity Club has become well known for its interviews and reviews, asking the questions people have always wanted to ask while celebrating the continuing development of the synthesizer in popular music.
Many artists have built a strong relationship with The Electricity Club. So with the site celebrating its first 10 years, presented here are greetings and messages from some people who you might know… Continue Reading ›
So how did The Electricity Club arrive at its discerning musical ethos?
This is a very personal list of 30 tracks that shaped The Electricity Club. These are primarily songs that solidified and expanded the interest in synth or later provided hope in the face of real music snobbery and the return of the guitar in the wake of Britpop. This is the history that the too cool for school media, who think everything jumped from KRAFTWERK to Detroit Techno in one fell swoop, don't like to mention... Continue Reading ›
While CHINA CRISIS scored four Top 20 hits during their Virgin Records imperial phase, the instrumentally strong Kirkby duo possessed a subtle atmospheric side. Most of these notable instrumentals were the work of Gary Daly who has released a solo collection of such track entitled ‘Luna Landings.
These tracks had all been composed with CHINA CRISIS in mind. So in a new interview with Gary Daly, it made sense for The Electricity Club to discuss the creative dynamic within CHINA CRISIS. Continue Reading ›
In 2019, CHINA CRISIS front man Gary Daly released his debut full length solo album ‘Gone From Here’ which harked backed to the Northern English atmospheres of their first two albums ‘Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain’ and ‘Working With Fire & Steel - Possible Pop Songs Volume 2’.
Just from those titles alone, it was obvious that CHINA CRISIS had an Eno-inspired approach to their work. ‘Luna Landings’ is a must for synth instrumental enthusiasts. Continue Reading ›