James Nice is a music publisher and writer whose acclaimed 2010 book ‘Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records’ provided a detailed and objective account of the legendary label. He also worked for the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule between 1987-91, which he has recently resurrected.
Set to open TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER with a DJ set of classic tunes from the Crépuscule era, James Nice kindly chatted about his various endeavours, past and present. More inside>>
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Both Polly Scattergood and James Chapman aka MAPS, have established themselves as two of the brighter stars on the current Mute Records roster.
Having previously worked together at the Mute Short Circuit Festival, the two have joined musical forces and this has resulted in the eponymous ‘On Dead Waves’ album, a collection of songs which have a far more retro-based aesthetic than their individual works. More inside>>
Having been making music since 1988, Thomas Adam and Steffen Keth, have fought DEPECHE MODE comparisons throughout their musical adventure, developing a unique sound and recognisable tonality.
With ’13’, DE/VISION have followed the route of Pledge Music, successfully committing their hardcore fans to following the album’s progress and allowing for early downloads. More inside>>
A former member of THE CURE, bassist Michael Dempsey soon joined ASSOCIATES and played on the three albums which defined their reputation; now reissued as 2CD deluxe editions via BMG, these collections have been supervised and produced by Dempsey.
Michael Dempsey kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about this new ASSOCIATES reissue campaign and the challenges of the repackaging process in the 21st century. More inside>>
Founded by the Cassidy brothers Larry and Vin, SECTION 25 became best known for their seminal electro classic ‘Looking From A Hilltop’ in 1984.
The new phase of SECTION 25 era was launched in 2011 with the release of the ‘Invicta’ EP. Lead singer Beth Cassidy kindly took time out to chat to The Electricity Club about her personal and musical journey. More inside>>