Sheffield is known as The Steel City and from it have emerged a number of innovative acts such as CABARET VOLTAIRE, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, VICE VERSA, HEAVEN 17, PULP and I MONSTER.
One young duo hoping to join that roll of honour are PROMENADE CINÉMA. Comprising of Emma Barson and Dorian Cramm, they define their busy, multi-layered electronic sound as “Cinedramatic Synthpop”. The pair have issued their most accomplished song yet in ‘Spotlight’. Continue Reading ›
MIDGE URE needs no introduction as one of the UK’s most highly regarded songwriters and musicians. Having become fascinated by KRAFTWERK when they hit the UK charts with ‘Autobahn’ in 1975, he purchased his first synth, a Yamaha CS50 in 1977.
Best known for his involvement in ULTRAVOX and VISAGE, The Electricity Club looks back at MIDGE URE’s great adventure in electronic music via this twenty track Beginner’s Guide, with a restriction of one track per album / project… Continue Reading ›
Nottinghamshire’s FATAL CHARM were, like several bands during the post-punk era, on the cusp of the big time on several occasions during their career but never quite broke through. The excellent first single with the new line-up ‘Paris’ was issued on Double D Records in 1981 and produced by Midge Ure.
However, line-up changes and label issues stalled any momentum gained on the ULTRAVOX and OMD tours. It wasn’t until 1984 when FATAL CHARM released probably their best known song ‘Summer Spies’ that things started moving again. Continue Reading ›