Today is The Electricity Club’s seventh birthday and our big portfolio of interviews reads like a Who’s Who? of electronic pop music. Whether you are interested in the pioneers of the genre or newer, up-and-coming acts, there is something for you.
They are archived in an easy-to-use page. From ex-members of KRAFTWERK, JAPAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SOFT CELL and DEPECHE MODE, to OMD, MIDGE URE and HEAVEN 17, to KITE, MIRRORS and VILE ELECTRODES, they are all here. More inside ›
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Posted in Interviews, TEC Gold
Tagged with: Alan Wilder, Alison Moyet, Analog Angel, Andy Bell, Andy McCluskey, Benge, Billy Currie, Blancmange, Blue Zoo, Boris Blank, Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Claudia Brücken, Dave Ball, De/Vision, Fatal Charm, Gary Langan, Gary Numan, Glenn Gregory, Hannah Peel, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, Japan, Jo Callis, John Foxx, Jori Hulkkonen, Karl Bartos, Kid Kasio, Kid Moxie, Kite, Ladytron, Malcolm Holmes, Mark Reeder, Marnie, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mesh, Midge Ure, Mirrors, Node, OMD, Paul Humphreys, Ralf Dörper, Richard Barbieri, Richard James Burgess, Rodney Cromwell, Rusty Egan, Sarah Blackwood, Sarah Nixey, Sarah P, Sin Cos Tan, Soft Cell, Stephen J Lipson, Stephen Morris, Steve Strange, Tenek, The Art Of Noise, The Mood, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, Undo, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Visage, Warren Cann, Wolfgang Flür, Wrangler
Over the last six years, The Electricity Club has written a large number of features that fall outside of the standard interview or review format.
Articles have included new artist introductions, lost albums, song listings based around a variety of topics, beginner’s guides on highly regarded personalities and TEC’s tongue-in-cheek Carry On Synthpop series. These Transmissions have been archived on a page in reverse chronological order. More inside ›
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Posted in Carry On Synthpop, Introducing, Lists & Beginner's Guides, Lost Albums, Missing In Action, TEC Gold, Transmissions
Tagged with: Billy Mackenzie, Brian Eno, Chris Payne, Claudia Brücken, David Bowie, De/Vision, Depeche Mode, Dramatis, Gary Numan, Giorgio Moroder, Japan, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Foxx, Mark Reeder, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mike Howlett, Mute, Neu!, One Dove, Peach, Section 25, Simple Minds, Stephen Hague, Tangerine Dream, The Blue Nile, Trevor Horn, Vince Clarke, Wolfgang Riechmann, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Younger Younger 28s
EM Forster’s short story ‘The Machine Stops‘ was published way back in 1909, an incredibly prescient and apocalyptic vision of an Earth that is virtually incapable of supporting human life.
To be honest, if any musician is qualified to soundtrack a dystopian play about a civilisation run by a machine, then the involvement of JOHN FOXX is a complete no-brainer…More inside ›
Posted in Reviews
Tagged with: Benge, John Foxx
2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop.More inside ›
Posted in Transmissions
Tagged with: Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Associates, Blancmange, Covenant, De/Vision, Ekkoes, Gary Numan, Hannah Peel, Hyperbubble, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Foxx, Kid Moxie, Liebe, Marc Almond, Marsheaux, Mesh, Metroland, Near Future, Night Club, Perturbator, Pet Shop Boys, Presence Of Mind, Rotersand, Sarah P, Shelter, Simple Minds, Sinestar, The Mystic Underground, Trentemøller, Ulrich Schnauss, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Wrangler, Yello
Overall, 2016 was not a vintage year, but there were plenty of quality songs on offer throughout the year and a number were significantly outstanding.
After much deliberation and with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2016 in alphabetical order…
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Posted in Lists & Beginner's Guides
Tagged with: Ani Glass, Apoptygma Berzerk, Battery Operated Orchestra, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, Black Needle Noise, Circuit3, Hannah Peel, I Am Snow Angel, Jean-Michel Jarre, Johan Baeckström, John Foxx, John Fryer, Kid Moxie, Kite Base, Liebe, Marc Almond, Marsheaux, Mesh, Night Club, Pet Shop Boys, Rusty Egan, Sarah P, Silent Wave, Starcluster, The Hearing, Train To Spain, Trentemøller, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Wrangler, Yello