Tag: White Lies


There are many bands from the Synth Britannia-era that are often perceived as being electronic, when in fact they either started off in a traditional band format and integrated synthesizers/sequencers or remained like that throughout most of their career. ULTRAVOX, NEW ORDER and GARY NUMAN all fell into that format, but what about others who have successfully managed to meld the rigidity and coldness of electronics with the more human element of guitars. Continue Reading ›


friends_white_liesAs the old adage goes, “misery loves company…” and it cannot be denied that some huge selling albums have been written following dark times in an artist’s life. So what happens when things start to become a bit peachy? The royalties come rolling in, your singer starts dating a celebrity boy/girlfriend and you pay off your mortgage? Do you still continue to write about the dark feelings and circumstances that initially gave you fame and fortune? Continue Reading ›

WHITE LIES Live at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

WHITE LIES-1Having played Glastonbury, Rock Am Ring and Wembley Arena, the prospect of seeing WHITE LIES at one of three consecutive shows at the intimate 300 capacity Hoxton Bar & Kitchen sparked a frenzy for tickets which became available after an initial lottery system. So why Hoxton Bar & Kitchen? The reason being that this tiny venue was where the 3 piece debuted as WHITE LIES back in February 2008 and also serves as a launch for new material from their upcoming 'Big TV'. Continue Reading ›

ALAN WILDER Discusses Spirit Of Talk Talk

Alan Wilder has been acting as the musical and production supervisor for 'Spirit Of Talk Talk', a double tribute album celebrating the visionary band who released a series of highly regarded albums. There will also be a richly illustrated, accompanying book by Chris Roberts, tracing TALK TALK’s evolution. Alan Wilder took time out from his schedule preparing the Recoil Blu-ray to chat about one of his favourite bands.. Continue Reading ›

The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2011

Austra-Spellwork-150x150So what did The Electricity Club think was hot back in 2011? It featured a day in March when THE HUMAN LEAGUE, JOHN FOXX and DURAN DURAN all released new albums, while VILE ELECTRODES launched their debut EP. In a year when the synth pioneers were finally recognised for their valuable contribution to popular culture, here is The Electricity Club’s Top 30 songs of 2011 in alphabetical order by artist. Continue Reading ›