‘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. More Inside ›
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... More Inside ›
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. More Inside ›
The timely release of ‘The Very Best of ASSOCIATES’ featuring their hits ‘Party Fears Two’, ‘Club Country’ and ’18 Carat Love Affair’ creates an opportunity for the work of Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine to be re-evaluated and re-discovered.
With a partnership covering a period of just three albums, this anthology is only a part of the story. Thus, the new 2CD slipcased deluxe editions of the MacKenzie / Rankine era ASSOCIATES albums delve even further. More Inside ›
As the Yule Tide season comes into full swing, The Electricity Club looks at a dozen 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 for the holiday period, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer :) More Inside ›