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MARC ALMOND + SOFT CELL Hits & Pieces

‘Hits & Pieces’ celebrates the career of MARC ALMOND, one of the most prolific and subversive artists of the last four decades.

Almond once said that for an artist to be “truly subversive”, they had to have “access to the mainstream”. Making his name in SOFT CELL with Dave Ball, the duo were undoubtedly ahead of their time and set the blueprint for acts such as PET SHOP BOYS and ERASURE.More inside ›

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TEC Gold: INTERVIEW ARCHIVE

Today is The Electricity Club’s seventh birthday and our big portfolio of interviews reads like a Who’s Who? of electronic pop music. Whether you are interested in the pioneers of the genre or newer, up-and-coming acts, there is something for you.

They are archived in an easy-to-use page. From ex-members of KRAFTWERK, JAPAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SOFT CELL and DEPECHE MODE, to OMD, MIDGE URE and HEAVEN 17, to KITE, MIRRORS and VILE ELECTRODES, they are all here. More inside ›

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STARCLUSTER & MARC ALMOND Silver City Ride

starcluster-marc-almond-silver-city-rideWith the recent release of his career spanning 10 CD box set ‘Trials Of Eyeliner: Anthology 1979-2016’, the last thing anyone expected from MARC ALMOND to close the year was an electronic pop album.

But this is exactly what has happened with ‘Silver City Ride’,

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TEC’s 25 CLASSIC STANDALONE SYNTH SINGLES

Standalone-singlesThe single is the lifeblood of pop music, serving the purpose of a trailer to an artist’s new album or as an entity on its own. The non-album single first came to prominence with THE BEATLES and THE WALKER BROTHERS.

All the singles listed here were released in 7 inch format and not included on any of the artist’s original edition albums in the UK.

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DAVE BALL Interview

Dave Ball by Paul CoxDave Ball is best known as the musical genius of SOFT CELL. Together with Marc Almond, they recorded ‘Tainted Love’, a marvellous hybrid of Northern Soul and KRAFTWERK that was possibly Synth Britannia’s first true crossover song.

Dave Ball kindly agreed to a chat with The Electricity Club about his career with SOFT CELL,

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