SPEAK & SPELL, the world’s best and most authentic DEPECHE MODE tribute band, are to play two special UK concerts performing the ‘Music For The Masses’ album in full.
These dates take place at Manchester Sound Control on Saturday 9th September and London Islington Academy on Saturday 25th September, just a few months after the band impressed at Glastonbury 2017. Without doubt, SPEAK & SPELL have become the preferred option for the disillusioned Depeche fan. More Inside ›
While acts like THE ART OF NOISE and DEPECHE MODE pioneered the use of sampling found sounds to use as new virtual instrumentation, eventual improvements in the technology meant whole recognisable phrases could be cut, manipulated and looped to create new compositions and arrangements.
So The Electricity Club has put aside some of its snobbery to seek out 25 of the most inventive, and some would say, sacrilegious uses of classic synth samples in popular music. More Inside ›
Despite The Electricity Club’s criticism of DEPECHE MODE as a live band with The Drumhead and The Noodler, the band are still capable of occasional brilliance as an artistic force.
This listing is NOT intended for Devotees but aimed those former fans of DM who bowed out after ‘Songs Of Faith & Devotion’, disillusioned by Dave Gahan’s drug fuelled stage diving antics. So here are the 18 tracks which act as TEC's Beginner’s Guide To DEPECHE MODE in the 21st Century. More Inside ›
It can't be easy being DEPECHE MODE, the sheer weight of expectation for everything they do from their devoted fan base must sit heavy at times, a fact evidenced by the diminishing returns on recent albums, the latest ‘Spirit’ included.
As someone that remembers them as fresh faced poppets wielding synths without a drummer in sight at venues smaller than the average arena green room, it was with some fascination I approached the show at Glasgow Barrowlands. More Inside ›
So, the Camaraderie of Black Swarm have awaited four years to receive their gift of a new DEPECHE MODE album. Following in the footsteps of 'Delta Machine' which paired with 'Sounds Of The Universe', did not cause a stir and failed to impress.
Still, the devoted and ever hopeful fans have been as anxious as ever to put their hands on the newest release entitled 'Spirit'. More Inside ›