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ULTRAVOX – Vienna 40th Anniversary

It fades to the distance… Ultravox’s Vienna album was originally released on Chrysalis Records on the 11th July 1980. Produced by the legendary German producer Conny Plank (Neu!, Kraftwerk), whom had worked with the band previously, (and would work with … Read More

LIOTIA – Be Here (Always)

We’ll be here to stay… The last few years appear to have been a surprisingly productive period for grassroots electronic acts, particularly those willing to dabble in the margins of what’s normally considered traditional electronic pop. It’s led to a … Read More

AVEC SANS – Altitude

Euphoric pop perfection… It seems an age since we’ve heard from electropop outfit Avec Sans. Their 2016 album Heartbreak Hi put the London-based band on the map, delivering energetic, infectious pop tunes. Meanwhile, their live shows demonstrated an ability to … Read More

BOO – Yesterday Tomorrow and You

I know this road and where it goes The return of Battery Operated Orchestra sees the electronic duo going big with their fourth studio album release. Yesterday Tomorrow and You boasts songs that dart around themes of escape, memory, disappearing … Read More

VIOLENT VICKIE – Division

Dark distortion adventures The arrival of new album Division heralds a significant landmark for Violent Vickie. A darkwave journey into a selection of compositions that offer up moments of raw sleazy electropop one moment, then curiously ethereal beauty the next, … Read More

SHE’S GOT CLAWS – Doppelgänger

Crunchy electropop excellence… One of the albums that stood out back in 2017 was War Torn (see The Electricity Club review previously), which brought grassroots act She’s Got Claws onto the TEC radar. She’s Got Claws first emerged as an … Read More

TENEK – EP2

Holding on to more than something… Within the ranks of the electronic music genre, Tenek occupy the top tiers; the notable professionalism lies in the obvious quality of production that is common to all of their works. It’s an attribute … Read More

POLLY SCATTERGOOD – In This Moment

If red is the colour of resistance… Having carved out a suitably impressive musical path marked out by quirky yet accessible electropop, Polly Scattergood has returned on the back of new album In This Moment. It follows an intriguing journey … Read More

SCANNER- An Ascent

An album of reflection and hope during troubled times… The inevitable issues that the Covid crisis has delivered on the music industry has resulted in many musicians adjusting their approach in how they present music. At the same time, the … Read More

ELISABETH ELEKTRA Interview

“I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t central to my life…” One of the albums that caught our ear in 2020 was the stunning Mercurial by Glasgow-based musician Elisabeth Elektra. From the anthemic ‘My Sisters’ through to the euphoric … Read More

EMT – Diva

Drama pop go… With the arrival of the internet, the opportunity to gain that 15 minutes of fame predicted by Andy Warhol expanded at a staggering pace. In the modern era, there’s an arms race of sorts for voraciously cultivating … Read More

VICTORIA OWSNETT – Thrones

You think you’re special? Earlier this year, we were pleasantly surprised by the concept album First Contact via Newcastle Upon Tyne trio AXLS (see TEC review previously). Taking on a science fiction concept approach, the album darted between crunchy synth … Read More

JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS – Howl

Synth mathematics… It can take years or even decades, to realise the true value of the many instrumental treasures that have by default, been archived over time. In this case, it’s the re-emergence of guitarist Robin Simon, who now steps … Read More

The Recording History Of ENOLA GAY

Looking back at a synthpop classic… With the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, it seems like a timely opportunity to explore the history of the song that was inspired by the tragedy. It’s one of OMD’s most iconic songs … Read More

OOBERFUSE & HIBARI – Enola Gay

This kiss you give, it’s never going to fade away… Although the history of the 20th Century is littered with significant events, there’s probably few that can match the scale and impact of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. It … Read More

Introducing PSYKELEKTRIC

Analogue adventures Introducing Psykelektric – an energetic synth-pop duo hailing from North London, built on pure electrical charge, who push themselves with an exclusive blend of new sounds from old machines. In actual fact, they go back some way – … Read More

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