OMD – Pretending To See The Future
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Words on paper, over decades It’s now over 40 years since Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys made their live debut as Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark at Eric’s on the 12th October 1978. The show—originally envisaged as a one-off to … Read More

POPPY – Am I a Girl?
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Maybe we can save the world One of the most compelling stories in the pop culture world in recent years has to be the emergence of the enigmatic Poppy. Having built up an odd, often disconcerting series of brief YouTube … Read More

TWIST HELIX – Ouseburn
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“This city’s not sleeping/it’s dreaming.” If there’s a line that sums up the new Twist Helix album, it’s the above one on opening track ‘Newcastle’. Although much of the alt-electro outfit’s material deals with the decline of communities and the … Read More

Jean-Michel Jarre and the unusual evolution of Oxygène
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Kitchen electronica When it comes to iconic electronic albums, Jean-Michel Jarre’s 1976 opus Oxygène will always rank highly. But although the album has achieved both a commercial and critical assessment that is worthy of the exceptional music contained within, its … Read More

PRINCESS CHELSEA Live in London
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Sardonic Pop Delights… With three studio albums under her belt, the choice of tunes to perform live for Princess Chelsea has become much more trickier. Cuts from new outing The Loneliest Girl would obviously be given a special showcase, but … Read More

BOO – Snare
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In BOO… battery operates YOU! Hailing from the Sussex coast, the duo of BOO – Battery Operated Orchestra – has charmed electronic music enthusiasts since 2010. Consisting of Chris Black and Brigitte Rose, BOO was the logical follow-on from Black’s … Read More

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