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OLLIE WRIDE Thanks In Advance

The stylish figure of Ollie Wride could become popwave’s own Bryan Ferry. Just as Ferry had a parallel solo career alongside ROXY MUSIC, the suave lead vocalist for FM-84 on songs like 'Wild Ones' has been partying like it’s 1985 on his enjoyable debut long player ‘Thanks In Advance’. Ollie Wride has proved with ‘Thanks In Advance’ that he can cut it on his own outside of the FM-84 nest. Continue Reading ›

MICHAEL OAKLEY Introspect

Toronto based Glaswegian MICHAEL OAKLEY rode the Synthwave with his debut solo EP ‘California’ in late 2016. Admittedly more synthpop than Synthwave, Oakley’s songcraft was what set him apart from much of that Trans-Atlantic influenced movement. His debut full-length offering ‘Introspect’ sees MICHAEL OAKLEY re-exploring the music of his teenage years. In particular, Oakley has studied that era's now retrospectively unique sound design. Continue Reading ›

DANA JEAN PHOENIX Interview

Synthilicious ditties aren’t usually the thing of the colder climates of Toronto, but as far DANA JEAN PHOENIX is concerned, the Atari worthy tracks flow like liquid candy; pink and glossy, sweet and retro. DANA JEAN PHOENIX offers feel good music that doesn’t have to be too serious and too complicated. With a European tour approaching and an Outland hosted event in London at Easter, The Electricity Club had the pleasure to chat with the Alternative Ice Maiden. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with MICHAEL OAKLEY

Canadian based Glaswegian Michael Oakley rode the Synthwave with his debut solo EP ‘California’ in late 2017. For his upcoming debut full-length offering ‘Introspect’, Michael Oakley has been re-exploring the music of teenage years. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the critical reception of ‘California’, producing other artists and how his new record was coming along… Continue Reading ›

OLLIE WRIDE The Driver

Although best known as the lead vocalist for FM-84, Los Angeles domiciled Brightonian OLLIE WRIDE has been working Michael Oakley on solo material. And while ‘Running In The Night’ in 2016 with FM-84 made him more widely known within Synthwave circles, Wride’s ‘The Driver’ explores the synth assisted pop rock of BILLY IDOL and SIMPLE MINDS with a dynamic production from Oakley, who himself could potentially develop into the next Keith Forsey. Continue Reading ›

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