So how did The Electricity Club arrive at its discerning musical ethos?
This is a very personal list of 30 tracks that shaped The Electricity Club. These are primarily songs that solidified and expanded the interest in synth or later provided hope in the face of real music snobbery and the return of the guitar in the wake of Britpop. This is the history that the too cool for school media, who think everything jumped from KRAFTWERK to Detroit Techno in one fell swoop, don't like to mention... Continue Reading ›
As the Yule Tide season gets into full swing, The Electricity Club presents a collection of modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant.
With a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both. Whatever your plans whether with the family or in the studio, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer ?? Continue Reading ›
‘Hippopotamus’ is the 24th album from SPARKS and their first in 8 years, not including their long player in partnership with FRANZ FERDINAND in 2015.
That superb FFS album saw the apprentice meeting the sorcerer and proved that collaborations DO work, reinvigorating the creativity and stature of both acts. And now, Russell and Ron Mael are back waxing lyrical about amphibious mammals, flat pack furniture and presidential widows. As the ‘Hippopotamus’ title suggests, it is zoo time again for SPARKS. Continue Reading ›
Her 2016 single ‘Y Ddawns’ marked ANI GLASS out as a socially conscious, avant pop talent. An experienced hand who has previously worked with Andy McCluskey and the late Martin Rushent, the Welsh synth songstress has now released her first EP ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’.
Included on this six song EP, ‘Y Ddawns’ (The Dance’) is a declaration of hope, a deeply voiced electronic adventure with a soaring uplifting chorus... Continue Reading ›
The 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. So here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Classic Standalone Synth Singles. Continue Reading ›