After a seven year absence, SARAH NIXEY is back with a nocturnal new album called ‘Night Walks’. Written whilst struggling with insomnia during a recovery from illness, her songs are set in a metropolitan sub-world where everyone dodges the dangers of reality.
Nixey first won the hearts of audiences as the lead singer of BLACK BOX RECORDER. She kindly embarked on a night walk with The Electricity Club to chat about her new album and the current state of the music industry… Continue Reading ›
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, '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 ›