“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
Liverpudlian duo CHINA CRISIS are probably the most under rated band of their generation. Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon formed the band in 1979 as they were leaving school.
Caroline International reissue the first three Virgin era albums ‘Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain’, ‘Working With Fire & Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume 2’ and ‘Flaunt The Imperfection’ as expanded deluxe CD editions including band’s superb B-sides and BBC Radio sessions. Continue Reading ›
Artist collaborations can be seen in several ways. They are either a chance to take the best elements of great bands to form an even greater supergroup, or as has happened in many cases, there is a watering down of prime concepts which results in a fragmented mess of little interest to anyone.
So here are 25 artist collaborations that actually worked. Over more recent years, there appears to have been much freedom for artists to collaborate, and this is reflected by this list here which has a bias towards new millennium recordings. Continue Reading ›
Following the positive critical reception of the initial vinyl and download release of ‘A Broken Frame’, MARSHEAUX are to finally release a 2CD deluxe edition on Undo Records featuring newly recorded versions of the original B-sides ‘Now This Is Fun’ and ‘Oberkorn’.
The MARSHEAUX’s new version of ‘Now This Is Fun’ is particularly special as it features the majestic vocals of James New, best known as the lead singer of MIRRORS. New had previously contributed vocals to two tracks FOTONOVELA’s 2013 album ‘A Ton Of Love’ which also featured MARSHEAUX. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club celebrates its fifth anniversary and it has been a glorious journey. The site came into being on 15th March 2010 after the founding team discussed having an online platform to feature the best in new and classic electronic pop music.
The decision to finally launch The Electricity Club came at the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party for their triumphant gig at The Magna Science Park on 6th March 2010. During that evening, The Electricity Club met and chatted with Glenn Gregory, Martyn Ware, Paul Humphreys and Claudia Brücken… by the end of the year, all four had given insightful interviews to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›