TWIST HELIX Interview

Newcastle’s power-pop trio drop by TEC HQ for a chat… If there’s one sound that’s made us sit up and take notice of late, it’s the euphoric widescreen pop of Twist Helix. Based in Newcastle, the electropop outfit consists of … Read More

An Interview With LOLA DUTRONIC

Life with Lola… As Lola Dutronic, the Toronto/Düsseldorf electronic duo of Richard Citroen and Stephanie B have carved out an impressive career of engaging pop tunes. Originally conceived by Richard Citroen to combine his love of ‘60s French pop with … Read More

EMPATHY TEST Interview

Catching up with one of electropop’s rapidly rising outfits… Empathy Test consists of childhood friends Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf. Formed in 2013, the London-based duo established themselves through a series of EP releases, including 2014’s Losing Touch and Throwing … Read More

HANNAH PEEL In Conversation

Discussing Hannah Peel’s elderly alter ego… Hannah Peel’s musical arc has chartered some intriguing landscapes over the years. Her original music box arrangements of classic songs by the likes of OMD, Soft Cell, New Order and Cocteau Twins gave her … Read More

An Interview With FUTURE PERFECT

Electropop outfit Future Perfect share some insight into their darkpop delights… Future Perfect have carved out their own niche in the world of electronic music via the brooding dancepop of ‘Hunter’, ‘Paradise’ and more recently ‘Fall’ – culled from their … Read More

An Interview With PARRALOX

Parralox’s John von Ahlen provides some insight into the electronic outfit’s extensive career… Based in Melbourne, Australian electropop outfit Parralox came to life in 2008. Their debut album Electricity achieved critical acclaim and paved the way for an impressive catalogue … Read More

An Interview With SAILOR & I

The brooding, glacial pop of Swedish artist Alexander Sjödin, aka Sailor & I, had originally captured the attention of the electronic music scene via the glacial pop perfection of tracks such as ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Chameleon’. Sjödin describes Sailor & … Read More

An Interview With MATT BROCK of DICEPEOPLE

Delving into the darkwave secrets of one of London’s electropop delights… The release of their Synthetic EP caught our ears recently, but DICEPEOPLE have been putting out their own brand of dark electronic pop since 2013. Consisting of Matt Brock … Read More

An Interview With CAROLINE McLAVY

The emotive electropop of Caroline McLavy will be one of the treats for the forthcoming Silicon Dreams event this July. The Electricity Club sat down with Caroline for a few questions about her life, music and plans for the future…. … Read More

Lost Albums : U96 Replugged

Despite having sold over 15 million records worldwide, U96 are virtually unheard of in the UK. The Hamburg-based electronic act are best remembered for their huge international hit, ‘Das Boot’, a techno treatment of Klaus Doldinger’s 1981 film theme, which … Read More

Lost Albums : KON KAN Syntonic

In 1989 Canadian act Kon Kan scored a huge international hit with “I Beg Your Pardon”, an innovative composite of synthpop influences (New Order and Pet Shop Boys in particular) and samples (notably, country star Lynn Anderson’s ‘Rose Garden’). Whilst … Read More

English Electric – ANDY McCLUSKEY Interview

Over the past 35 years Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have written songs covering a vast and eclectic range of topics, creating both catchy and poignant melodies to go with them. These melodies often belie the serious issues which have … Read More

JOHN FOXX Gives Evidence

Unique Interplay – The Pleasures of Electricity There has never been a more extraordinary time for John Foxx. He remains an innovator of hard electro composition; illuminated by retro frameworks and technological genius. A somewhat purist pairing that multiplies to … Read More

An Interview with COPPÉ

Hailed as the ‘Godmother of Japanese Electronica’, Coppé has paved her own unique creative path over the years. Even from an early age, Coppé had a desire to pursue music. From the age of three she studied classical piano and … Read More

An interview with PRINCESS CHELSEA

Machines Of Loving Grace One of the surprising musical joys of 2012 was the album Lil’ Golden Book which introduced us to Princess Chelsea (aka Chelsea Nikkel). Hailing from New Zealand, Princess Chelsea comes from the Lil’ Chief stable of … Read More

An Interview With BILLY CURRIE

The True Transmission Billy Currie is a classically trained, multi-talented instrumentalist / composer. With a serious musical background, he was once offered a place at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music back in 1969. He opted not to go; the … Read More

An Interview with STEVE STRANGE

Aiming for gold… Original New Romantic vocalist Steve Strange of Visage fame is synonymous with one of the most flamboyant stylistic images; he defined and inspired an era. He’s a figurehead that not only created a legend with the masterminding … Read More

CHRIS PAYNE Interview

On reflection Professionally, Cornishman Chris Payne is hailed as an orchestral composer for film and television, with a truly unique diversity that can be woven into many different styles. However, many will cite him as a virtuoso of the synthpop … Read More

An Interview With HOWARD JONES

HOWARD JONES is often thought of as the one man musical mastermind of synth-pop but when looked at fully, he’s so much more than that. His journey started in the early ’80s when his infectiously catchy and optimistic ‘New Song’ … Read More

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