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LAIBACH Also Sprach Zarathustra

Midway through 2017 sees a veritable hive of activity for Slovenia’s LAIBACH, this includes the release of ‘Liberation Day’; and almost simultaneously ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, the band’s version of music for the theatrical production of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’. Whereas 2014’s album ‘Spectre’ could be a considered a fairly commercial release, this piece of work comes across as a far more experimental and challenging proposition. More Inside ›

A Short Conversation with POLLY SCATTERGOOD

While best known as a solo artist signed to Mute, Essex songstress POLLY SCATTERGOOD recently won acclaim for her hauntingly spacey vocal in a new epic arrangement of ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ recorded with one of the song’s co-writers Bruce Woolley. With ‘Video Killed The Radio Star (Dark Star)’ riding high on the airwaves and the Vince Clarke remix of ‘Other Too Endless’ included on The Electricity Club’s upcoming compilation, POLLY SCATTERGOOD had a quick chat about her future plans… More Inside ›

ERASURE World Be Gone

2014 saw the Vince Clarke / Andy Bell combo celebrate yet another success with 'The Violet Flame', where according to Bell, ERASURE “definitely found (their) mojo again with this record”. Following their thirtieth anniversary, the synthpop kings now return with the seventeenth studio album entitled 'World Be Gone'. This time, self-produced by ERASURE and mixed by Matty Green, the long player sees Vince and Andy in a more pensive mood. More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To DEPECHE MODE In The 21st Century

Despite The Electricity Club’s criticism of DEPECHE MODE as a live band with The Drumhead and The Noodler, the band are still capable of occasional brilliance as an artistic force. This listing is NOT intended for Devotees but aimed those former fans of DM who bowed out after ‘Songs Of Faith & Devotion’, disillusioned by Dave Gahan’s drug fuelled stage diving antics. So here are the 18 tracks which act as TEC's Beginner’s Guide To DEPECHE MODE in the 21st Century. More Inside ›

TEC Gold: TRANSMISSIONS ARCHIVE

Yellow+Magic+Orchestra+ymoOver 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 › More Inside ›

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