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CHINA CRISIS Live at The Stables

CHINA CRISIS, THIS IS YOUR LIFE! It was to Laurie Johnson’s iconic TV theme tune that Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon walked onto the stage to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of CHINA CRISIS as a recording act with the 'Classic Crisis - Greatest Hits' show. The location was The Stables in Wavendon, a village just on the edge of Milton Keynes. The entertainment began with a few anecdotes from Daly. Continue Reading ›

I SPEAK MACHINE War

Adopting the dishevelled persona of a satanic Libertas, the new I SPEAK MACHINE long player ‘War’ captures the zeitgeist. Despite this, it is actually a more personal album dealing with the themes of addiction and mental illness. Constructed remotely between Los Angeles and Sheffield over a three year period, ‘War’ has been co-produced by Dean Honer of I MONSTER, THE ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL and INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP fame. Continue Reading ›

H/P Interview

Formally known as HAPPINESS PROJECT, Limoges-based trio H/P released their debut album ‘Remove Or Disable’ in 2008. With charming girl-boy vocals, stark electronic effects and an array of synthesized melodies, ‘Programma’ brings some appealing warmth and soul into what has often been considered a cold musical form. ELECTRICITYCLUB.CO.UK chatted to all three members of H/P to find out how they achieved it. Continue Reading ›

FADER Quartz

Having released the debut FADER album ‘First Light’ in 2017, Neil Arthur and Benge present their third long player ‘Quartz’. As with previous FADER works, Benge worked alone on the instrumentation at his Memetune Studios complex in Cornwall while Arthur did his lyrics and vocals at his home studio. ‘Quartz’ is an understated artistic statement inspired by incidental atmospheric music used in vintage TV shows. Continue Reading ›

Hit Music: The Legacy of PET SHOP BOYS

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe first met in an electronics shop on London's Kings Road in August 1981; a shared love of dance music led them to form PET SHOP BOYS, named after friends who worked in an Ealing pet retailer while also sounding like an English rap group. Bridging the gap between Synth Britannia and Acid House via HI-NRG and Italo disco, PET SHOP BOYS first found international success with ‘West End Girls’, a UK and US No1 single in 1986. Continue Reading ›

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