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A Synth Is For Life & Not Just For Christmas…

Remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas...As the Yule Tide season gets into full swing, The Electricity Club presents a collection of modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant. With a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both. Whatever your plans whether with the family or in the studio, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer ?? Continue Reading ›

It Goes On – What’s Happened To Synthpop?

YEARS & YEARSToday, CHVRCHES are perhaps the nearest thing to the ‘Synth Britannia’ tradition and have proved that there is an international market for synthpop. But elsewhere, acts like YEARS & YEARS and EKKOES are being championed by the mainstream press as ‘synthpop’ when they clearly aren't. These mis-sold products would surely be questioned under the Trade Descriptions Act, like PPI? It goes on, so what has happened to synthpop? Continue Reading ›

HURTS Exile

HURTS~EXILEFew bands polarise opinion amongst the synth community quite like HURTS. Some admire their grandiose aesthetic which follows in the footsteps of bands like ULTRAVOX and A-HA. Others see Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson them as nothing more than a boy band with a synthesizer and a good tailor. Like them or loathe them, there is no denying their success. HURTS have returned with a fine album that retains the core spirit of the band whilst introducing a more diverse sonic palette. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To The MARSHEAUX Remixes

marsheauxIn these days of modern remixing, recordings are often reworked to oblivion with the end result being a pointless club track that bears little relation to the original. However, some artists take a more sympathetic approach to the remix opportunity such as RICHARD X, MARK REEDER, PET SHOP BOYS, THE MANHATTAN CLIQUE and FREEMASONS. But one duo who outstrip them all with their digi-electro style are Athens based synthgirls MARSHEAUX. Continue Reading ›

The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2010

goldfrapp-headfirstThe Electricity Club came into being on 15th March 2010 following the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party at Sheffield Magna. It also saw the release of a new album by OMD, their first since 1996 as well as the emergence of new acts such as VILLA NAH, MIRRORS and HURTS. In a tremendous year for all things electro, this was The Electricity Club’s Top 30 songs of 2010 in alphabetical order by artist. Continue Reading ›

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