Tag: Daily Planet

Missing In Action: WHITE DOOR

Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent, WHITE DOOR formed from the ashes of prog rock combo GRACE and released one critically acclaimed album ‘Windows’ in 1983. Led by the sensitive vocal presence of Mac Austin, he was ably backed by the Davies brothers Harry and John on synths. With renewed interest in WHITE DOOR, Mac Austin kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the band’s brief flirtation with the pop charts and guesting recently with DAILY PLANET. More Inside ›

DAILY PLANET Interview

Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström formed Swedish synthpop duo DAILY PLANET back in 1994. A period of eighteen years spanned between their well-received debut album ‘The Tide’ and the appropriately named follow-up ‘Two’ released in 2014 by Progress Productions, home of the highly acclaimed KITE. With their excellent third album 'Play Rewind Repeat' just released, Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström chatted to The Electricity Club. More Inside ›

DAILY PLANET Play Rewind Repeat

DAILY PLANET came into being when two Swedes, Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström decided to form a synthpop band in 1994. Having released two noteworthy singles and a long player two years later, the band stopped. Surprisingly eighteen years on in 2014, the duo brought out an excellent comeback with 'Two'. But now DAILY PLANET are back with another surprising opus, which will turn heads and make folk reach for their dancing shoes. More Inside ›

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM Interview

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM-2015Synthesist JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM first came to prominence with DAILY PLANET. But the duo went on hiatus for 18 years. During that long break, Baeckström had been preparing a solo record. Riding on the momentum accorded by the warm welcome back for DAILY PLANET in 2015, Baeckström completed his solo adventure, now titled 'Like Before'. He kindly took time out to chat to TEC about why the ‘Synth Is Not Dead’… More Inside ›

Introducing JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM

Johan BaeckströmJOHAN BAECKSTRÖM has been an active writer and producer of electronic music for several decades, but it was 1994 when he started his project DAILY PLANET with vocalist Jarmo Ollila and subsequently released the album 'The Tide'. In 2015 Baeckström outed his solo project 'Like Before'; an analogue gem, which brought upon him comparisons to Vince Clarke himself. Has Sweden done it again?! More Inside ›