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HANNAH PEEL Interview

Hannah-Peel-2016-04HANNAH PEEL first became widely known as the synth playing violinist with JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS. Although a musician nurtured within a more traditional background, synthpop was the root of her 2010 debut EP ‘Rebox’. Her second full length album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ is now ready to be unleashed. She kindly took out time to chat to The Electricity Club from her retreat in County Donegal. Continue Reading ›

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. So here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Classic Standalone Synth Singles. Continue Reading ›

TINY MAGNETIC PETS The NATO Alphabet EP

TINY MAGNETIC PETS The Nato Alphabet EPThe follow-up to their previous EP ‘Stalingrad’, the Cold War referencing title ‘The NATO Alphabet’ indicates it's business as usual for Dublin trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS. An intriguing live act; however, TINY MAGNETIC PETS have overall been less convincing in the studio; does ‘The NATO Alphabet’ do anything to change that opinion? They were founded in 2009 by vocalist Paula Gilmer and synth wizard Sean Quinn. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 SYNTH SINGLES THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HITS

peterson-ItalianGrandPrix_1971The late Ronnie Peterson has been acknowledged as one of the fastest Grand Prix drivers of all time, yet he was never crowned World Champion. Statistics can often not be a good indicator of quality and so it is that sometimes, a great single never actually attained the sales recognition it deserved. So here are 25 singles from predominantly established acts, or collectives featuring figures who are now well known in the music scene, that did not reach the UK Top 40 Singles Chart. Continue Reading ›

The Electronic Legacy of VIRGIN RECORDS

Virgin Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary and although the label is now owned by the Universal Music Group, its colourful history is forever associated with the championing of new and unconventional music forms during its fledgling years. Richard Branson started his empire with nothing more than a mail order outlet selling discounted records. So here are twenty albums from the iconic label which The Electricity Club considers significant in the development of electronic music. Continue Reading ›

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