Once upon a time in 1994, the Canadian radio station Z95.3 FM played a song... The song was called ‘Everytime’. The listeners went nuts thinking it was the latest serving from ERASURE, but it wasn’t...
The band was called FRONT & CENTRE and the audiences in and around Vancouver marvelled at the track. Fast forward a few years and Matt Danforth, the musical brains behind FRONT & CENTRE returns as MATTHIAS with his mini album called ‘Line In’. Continue Reading ›
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. Continue Reading ›
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. Continue Reading ›
2014 saw the Vince Clarke / Andy Bell combo celebrate yet another success with 'The Violet Flame', where according to Bell, ERASURE “definitely found (their) mojo again with this record”.
Following their thirtieth anniversary, the synthpop kings now return with the seventeenth studio album entitled 'World Be Gone'. This time, self-produced by ERASURE and mixed by Matty Green, the long player sees Vince and Andy in a more pensive mood. Continue Reading ›
Combining musical template of THE HUMAN LEAGUE with lyrical wit of PULP, YOUNGER YOUNGER 28s were the shining light in synthpop during an era full of dour landfill indie like TRAVIS following the fallout from Britpop.
17 years on, The Electricity Club managed to trace Ashley Reaks somewhere in the city of London; he kindly chatted about the period when he “was nearly a crap pop star...” Continue Reading ›