2019 was good for new music. The first two thirds of the year was particularly strong for up-and-coming talent, while a number of veterans returned to making music with synths for the first time in many years.
Inevitably, the quality of new releases couldn’t be sustained and things tailed off during the Autumn period. As per usual with a restriction of one song per artist moniker and presented in alphabetical order, these are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2019… Continue Reading ›
If BILLY IDOL was punk’s crossover success story into the international mainstream, then OLLIE WRIDE could become synthwave’s…
Embracing that Trans-Atlantic friendly sound which was once the staple of MTV when it bothered to play music, OLLIE WRIDE unashamedly partied like it was 1985. One thing that stood out tonight was Wride’s endearing stage craft. So don’t snooze and lose when he next performs somewhere near you. Continue Reading ›
Although best known as the voice for FM-84, Ollie Wride has ventured solo with his recently released debut album ‘Thanks In Advance’, co-produced by Michael Oakley.
A very immediate pop album with a suave presence and that classic MTV friendly feel, the positive acclaim for ‘Thanks In Advance’ has led to Wride announcing his first solo concert in London on Saturday 16th November 2019. The Electricity Club had the pleasure of talking to Ollie Wride about his career to date. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
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…
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