Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, OMD are one of the acts from the Synth Britannia era whose creative powers now are as strong as their chart heyday.
By way of a Beginner’s Guide to showcase the diverse facets of OMD, The Electricity Club has selected 26 tracks of interest, largely eschewing those made famous by singular consumption. With a restriction of one track per album project, they highlight how they have maintained their standing as a creative and cultural force. Continue Reading ›
It often takes an album for an act to more fully realise their sound. This has certainly been the case for SOFTWAVE with their debut ‘Game On’. With the influence of big voiced singers such as Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne, the Danish couple add a twist to sub-ERASURE flavoured synthpop.
From their studio in Herlev, Catrine Christensen and Jerry Olsen kindly talked to The Electricity Club about ‘Game On’... Continue Reading ›
William Mark Wainwright got his affectionate nickname Orbit from his friends who considered him to be something of a “space cadet”.
As William Orbit, the Hackney born musician and composer became one of the most revered producers, winning Grammys, Ivor Novellos and several other music industry awards. With the restriction of one track per album project and presented in chronological order, here is a Beginner’s Guide to William Orbit. Continue Reading ›
As described by Andy Bell himself, Torsten has been “the biggest challenge of (his) career so far”. Having released solo projects before, 2014 saw the birth of an age-defying polysexual in a stage production that bent genres and shook values, shocking as well as eliciting love and empathy towards the wounded figure of a hedonistic individual who endlessly looks for love and acceptance. And now Torsten returns ‘In Queereteria’... Continue Reading ›
Since their debut EP ‘Together Alone’ in 2016, Danish duo SOFTWAVE have been gaining momentum with well-received live performances and endorsements from luminaries such as one-time member of THE HUMAN LEAGUE Jo Callis and former Numan sideman Chris Payne.
And now sees the release of the couple’s debut long player with a declaration that it’s all now ‘Game On’. Continue Reading ›