DEPECHE MODE’s seventh album ‘Violator’ was the classic line-up of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Alan Wilder firing on all cylinders. The end result was four hit singles and five other songs that were more or less their equal.
With DEPECHE MODE effectively no longer being an electronic band, an upcoming book ‘Halo’ documents that era while projecting a retrospective slant on its influence. Kevin May, the man behind ‘Halo’ kindly chatted about its genesis… Continue Reading ›
Without doubt, Mute Records is one of the most important record labels in the history of electronic music. While the early electronic legacy of Virgin Records helped the genre gain its first foothold in the mainstream, the discerning ethos of Mute has maintained its presence in both pop and more experimental fields.
So what twenty albums or EPs best represent Mute’s electronic legacy? With a restriction of one release per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›
DEPECHE MODE tribute band SPEAK & SPELL are acknowledged as being one of the best acts of their kind with performances at DM fan events and gigs in their own right throughout the world.
One of the reasons is SPEAK & SPELL’s front man Paul Wood whose enjoyable performances of DEPECHE MODE favourites, both vocally and visually, are held in very high regard. Paul Wood kindly talked to The Electricity Club as to what it is like being Dave Gahan. Continue Reading ›
F.O.X wanted to make a fresh start at the beginning of 2013 when their previous band ANGRY VS THE BEAR went from four to three members. There’s no need to puzzle over the meaning of the initials, there isn’t one, just a very simple play on lead vocalist Mitzi Fox’s surname.
Only a month after conception they released their debut album ‘Chimera‘, an eclectic collection of electro rock anthems showcasing Mitzi’s obvious powerful vocal talent and considerable range. Continue Reading ›