The silent success story of the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ has to be Paul Statham; while his band B-MOVIE were unable to achieve a foothold in the mainstream, the guitarist later found considerable success as a songwriter and producer.
Although B-MOVIE reformed in 2004, Statham has continued his songwriting and production career in parallel. He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his career outside of B-MOVIE… Continue Reading ›
“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 ›
It was a year which saw classic and new stand side-by-side as comrades in arms for the synthesizer. In possibly the event of the year, April's 'Back To The Phuture - Tomorrow Is Today' at London's Troxy saw godfathers GARY NUMAN and JOHN FOXX supported by MIRRORS.
The Brighton quartet reappeared in the summer when the Vintage Festival Electronic Phuture Revue gave us a celebration of synthpop cool with performances by ONETWO, RECOIL, THOMAS DOLBY and HEAVEN 17. Continue Reading ›
SARAH NIXEY first became known as the lead singer of BLACK BOX RECORDER, a trio of misfit popsters. Recruited by THE AUTEURS’ Luke Haines and former JESUS & MARY CHAIN drummer John Moore into the band because “she had the ability to make all men fall in love with her”, she delightfully recalled the traumas of many an adolescent boy in 2000 on their Top 20 hit ‘The Facts Of Life’.
SARAH NIXEY kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about her developing solo career and her move into a more naturalistic aural environment. So, this is SARAH NIXEY talking. Continue Reading ›