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YOU ME & OMD

How can this be true… After a year of a live performance schedule that resembled a scene from Mad Max, the news that OMD were to perform live once again came as something of a shock. In fact, the You … Read More

The Story Of If You Leave

Like time was standing still… Straddling the gap between OMD’s Crush and The Pacific Age albums, OMD’s phenomenally successful single ‘If You Leave’ was a bit of an oddity. It embraced the smoother, more organic (and certainly more US-friendly) style … Read More

Club 66: 88 Seconds in Greensboro

We won’t forget… ‘If You Leave’ is one of OMD’s more unusual releases, emerging as a standalone single in 1986 on the back of its inclusion in the film Pretty In Pink, where it served as the soundtrack to that … Read More

The Year In Review – 2020

A tough year… 2020 hasn’t exactly been a good year with the advent of the Covid-19 crisis, live gigs effectively being written off and the OMD community suffering some tragic losses. But it’s also the year that’s marked some special … Read More

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