Celebrating their career with a lavish 10 disc boxed set, ‘Keychains & Snowstorms: The SOFT CELL Story’ features material from both periods of the duo including their imperial phase when they had a continuous run of hit singles between 1981-1984 and the 2001-2003 reunion.
Dave Ball said: “It’s got a lot of stuff, there’s a great book that comes with it which has got quotes from people like Neil Tennant and Trent Reznor, so it’s interesting … if anybody is a serious fan, I think it’s a must!“ Continue Reading ›
One-time Leeds Polytechnic art students SOFT CELL set the blueprint for acts such as PET SHOP BOYS and ERASURE with their stark synthesizer driven pop and were undoubtedly ahead of their time. Marc Almond and Dave Ball had an amazing run of Top 40 hit singles between 1981-1984.
On a sunny August day, Dave Ball took time out from preparations for the final concert and kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about SOFT CELL and their life of vice… Continue Reading ›
Noted techno exponent Chris Liebing has unveiled a stark new track featuring Mute label mate Polly Scattergood entitled ‘And All Went Dark’.
The brooding minimalist electronic piece basically does what it says on the tin, with an eerily poetic spoken contribution from Scattergood where the Essex songstress is haunted by a “dark shadow on my shoulder” and how “a sickness took hold early on”! ‘And All Went Dark’ is from Liebing’s new album ‘Burn Slow’ to be released by Mute Artists. Continue Reading ›
Documentary Evidence is an unofficial Mute Records website run by freelance music journalist Mat Smith. Smith compiles an end of year Top 10 albums listing and in 2017, he controversially included TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Reputation’ at No4 above the No6 placed ‘Spirit’ from DEPECHE MODE.
Mat Smith gave an explanation as to why last year, he preferred Taytay over Essex Dave and presented his Documentary Evidence…
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May 2018 sees a new edition release of JOHN FOXX’s seminal 1980 album ‘Metamatic’. The 3CD package also includes some previously unseen photos and drawings by John with 49 tracks in total.
The Electricity Club were fortunate to get an advanced preview of the new additions and there are some real gems in there. JOHN FOXX kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the gestation of the album and the transition from ULTRAVOX Mk1 to solo artist. Continue Reading ›