‘Eddie The Eagle’ is a biopic about Eddie Edwards, who represented Team GB in ski-jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Based on true events, the film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards and Hugh Jackman as Edwards’ fictional trainer.
The soundtrack features a collection of original songs curated by Gary Barlow, each recorded by British artists who are now usually seen frequenting retrospective events such as Rewind, Here & Now and Let’s Rock. Continue Reading ›
Over the five years since its inception in 2010, The Electricity Club has aimed to highlight the best new music within the electronic pop world. But with so much music and only a finite allocation of time, songs have slipped under the radar occasionally, or perhaps only received a glancing mention. However, a bit of time and distance can reveal if these recordings really are actually lost gems and whether The Electricity Club missed the boat.
So here are 30 songs which are worthy of rediscovery. Continue Reading ›
With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964.
While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. Continue Reading ›
MIDGE URE needs no introduction as one of the most highly regarded elder statesmen of the British music scene. He purchased his first synth, a Yamaha CS50 in 1977 and eventually became a prime mover in helping electronic music gain a mainstream acceptance in the UK as a member of VISAGE and ULTRAVOX.
With his first solo album of original material in 12 years about to be unleashed, MIDGE URE kindly chatted to The Electricity Club at the world famous Abbey Road Studios. Continue Reading ›
Dutch composer Stephen Emmer’s new album ‘International Blue’ was launched at the world famous Abbey Road Studios with a special live revue featuring its four vocalists Glenn Gregory, Neil Crossley, Liam McKahey and Midge Ure.
The album produced by Tony Visconti, is in Stephen Emmer’s words; “a humble, but yet ambitious project”, bringing back “the lost art of crooning”. Continue Reading ›