Since March 2010, The Electricity Club has built up a big portfolio of live reports featuring gigs by evergreens such as JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, OMD and HEAVEN 17 to modern day exponents of electronic music like EAST INDIA YOUTH, NIGHT CLUB, VILE ELECTRODES and TENEK.
Events both home and abroad have also been reviewed. All of TEC’s live reports have been archived in an easy-to-use page set in reverse chronological order. More inside ›
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Described as “A human cannonball of electronic sounds”, ELECTRONIC CIRCUS was co-founded by Chris Payne, the keyboard and viola virtuoso who was a member of Gary Numan’s band between 1979 to 1990. He notably co-wrote ‘Fade To Grey’.
ELECTRONIC CIRCUS began life in 1981 with a single entitled ‘Direct Lines. Gathering together some of the original band including Paul Johnson Rogers, Tim Vince and Mike Stewart, Payne has put together a new four song EP inspired by the song.More inside ›
Over the last six years, The Electricity Club has written a large number of features that fall outside of the standard interview or review format.
Articles have included new artist introductions, lost albums, song listings based around a variety of topics, beginner’s guides on highly regarded personalities and TEC’s tongue-in-cheek Carry On Synthpop series. These Transmissions have been archived on a page in reverse chronological order. More inside ›
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Posted in Carry On Synthpop, Introducing, Lists & Beginner's Guides, Lost Albums, Missing In Action, Transmissions
Tagged with: Billy Mackenzie, Brian Eno, Chris Payne, Claudia Brücken, David Bowie, De/Vision, Depeche Mode, Dramatis, Gary Numan, Giorgio Moroder, Japan, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Foxx, Mark Reeder, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mike Howlett, Mute, Neu!, One Dove, Peach, Section 25, Simple Minds, Stephen Hague, Tangerine Dream, The Blue Nile, Trevor Horn, Vince Clarke, Wolfgang Riechmann, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Younger Younger 28s
CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990.
More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about…More inside ›
NIGHT CLUB have been active since 2011, and have since taken off enormously in Tinseltown, getting numerous gigs for television shows.
Larger than life front lady Emily Kavanaugh, joined by the master of synth Mark Brooks, have produced a “more bombastic and aggressive” sound on their latest long player ‘Requiem For Romance’. TEC is chatting to the LA based duo about their latest offering and the highlights of their career.More inside ›