With twelve tracks over just under an hour, ‘defiance + entropy’ is a remarkably ambitious artistic statement for a debut long player.
FORM are SHELTER’s flamboyant frontman Mark Bebb, Keith Trigwell from DEPECHE MODE tribute act SPEAK & SPELL and German producer Rob Dust whose credits include ALPHAVILLE, CAMOUFLAGE, DE/VISION, MESH, TORUL, CHROM and FRONT 242. Basically, if you like your dark flavoured melodic synthpop, then FORM are the band for you. Continue Reading ›
SPEAK & SPELL, the world’s best and most authentic DEPECHE MODE tribute band, are to play two special UK concerts performing the ‘Music For The Masses’ album in full.
These dates take place at Manchester Sound Control on Saturday 9th September and London Islington Academy on Saturday 25th September, just a few months after the band impressed at Glastonbury 2017. Without doubt, SPEAK & SPELL have become the preferred option for the disillusioned Depeche fan. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club’s annual panel interview gathers personalities from within independent electronic music to discuss the state of the synth nation.
This year's panel features Paul Boddy from SPEAK & SPELL, Adam Cresswell aka RODNEY CROMWELL and Rob Green of THE DEPARTMENT. Together, they chewed the fat over a number of varied questions posed by TEC’s chief editor Chi Ming Lai… Continue Reading ›
Opinions can be divided on tribute acts, but they can be perfectly valid when the act being paid tribute to no longer exists. But what if the band still exists, what then?
SPEAK & SPELL are one of the best known of the many DEPECHE MODE tributes around the world. They premiered their ‘Violator’ showcase at a packed London O2 Islington Academy. The show had actually been upgraded thus affirming the kudos and affection held for DM’s seventh long player. Continue Reading ›
With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964.
While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. Continue Reading ›