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ORGANISATION: These Games You Play

A vision fading fast… Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Organisation, OMD’s second album release and also the album that showed the band taking a more serious step into music as a business – as well as changing some significant … Read More

Hambi Haralambous 1951 – 2020

“I realised what a great honour it was to be creating images and visuals for songs that millions of people had already heard and loved…” One of the most vital locations in Liverpool’s music community of the 1990s was the … Read More

ENOLA GAY 40th Anniversary

This kiss you give, it’s never going to fade away… It’s one of OMD’s most iconic songs and gained them their first UK Top Ten – as well as their first international hit single. ‘Enola Gay’ remains a classic OMD … Read More

SHE’S GOT CLAWS – Doppelgänger

Crunchy electropop excellence… One of the emerging electronic acts of recent years that’s impressed Andy McCluskey is She’s Got Claws, which has resulted in the OMD founder-member applying his production talents to two of the tracks on SGC’s latest release. … 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

Listening Party: Architecture & Morality

My feelings still remain… During a turbulent time for the music industry, Tim Burgess seems an unlikely herald for bringing people together over the love of albums. Better known for his involvement with rock outfit The Charlatans, Burgess has been … Read More

ANDY McCLUSKEY Interview by Johnny Normal

Catching up with OMD in lockdown mode… The current Coronavirus crisis has completely changed the landscape of the music industry, with the live circuit effectively coming to a dead halt. But the lockdown has also lead to a spurt of … Read More

Florian Schneider 1947 – 2020

The lights in the electronic music community dimmed suddenly this week when the news broke of the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider. Born in 1947, Schneider originally began his musical journey while studying in Düsseldorf. Delving into the experimental music … Read More

MAID OF ORLEANS : An Orphan On A Wave

Religious fervour… As one of OMD’s classic singles, ‘Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)’ is perhaps the oddest release that emerged from the Architecture & Morality sessions as a potential single. There are few chart-topping singles that open with such … Read More

The Year In Review – 2019

OMD at 40… 2019 marked the year that OMD really kicked it up a gear in terms of 40th Anniversary celebrations. As well as launching an extensive tour, the release of the Souvenir box set helped to capture the band’s … Read More

OMD Live in London

A warmer feeling seldom owned… Following on from a host of projects tied into OMD’s 40th Anniversary (including a new book and a new compilation album/box set), the band have embarked on a tour which is designed to celebrate that … Read More

THE LOST LIBERATOR

“If I had a complaint about Sugar Tax it was that there was nothing weird on it, so I thought this one would be edgier. But I seem to have written my poppiest album ever – even if, as usual, … Read More

From OMD to YMO: Japanese Manoeuvres

OMD’s Pacific Age With OMD celebrating their 40th Anniversary, it’s also perhaps an opportunity to appreciate the global appeal of the synth-pop pioneers. Japan is no stranger to the world of electronic music, a country which produced iconic technopop outfit … Read More

OMD – Don’t Go

It’s a feeling that can never fade Raw synth classics, dance music, experimental concept albums, pseudo-Caribbean pop; over the last forty years OMD have covered an enormous amount of musical ground, rarely satisfied with keeping to one genre or theme … Read More