In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over a hundred gigs and witnessed some fabulous live performances as well as some not so great ones… one was so bad in fact, TEC declined to submit a review in the end!
Listed in chronological order with a restriction of one headline gig per artist, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite gigs from the period between 2010 to 2014… modesty prevents The Electricity Club from listing its own events. Continue Reading ›
In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over 130 albums and EPs. During this time, the album has become less of an artistic statement. TEC still loves a good album in whatever format so which long players still stand up to scrutiny and can claim to have lasted the course over the last five years?
Listed in by year then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. 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 ›
The concept of the single in the past has been to present an artist’s most immediate work for mass consumption and appreciation. Like it or not, many acts’ best songs have been released as singles.
However, a fair number of recordings which have become standards within live sets and have become a key part of a band’s history have never been accorded a single release. So here are 25 synth friendly songs which The Electricity Club felt should have been given singular status. Continue Reading ›
KARL BARTOS kicked off his 2014 ‘Off The Record’ tour with an impressive audio / visual presentation in Cologne’s Live Music Hall. This was a spiritual homecoming of sorts with many long time friends in the audience including former band mate Wolfgang Flür.
Exorcising his Kling Klang ghost, Bartos utilised musical ideas gathered during his period with KRAFTWERK for ‘Off The Record’. And for those who missed out on seeing KRAFTWERK, KARL BARTOS' show was the perfect alternative. Continue Reading ›