OMD Live at Barbican, York
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OMD’s York outing gains a special guest… Messages went along to the York leg of the 2017 tour to witness a little bit of OMD history in the making, with Julia Kneale making a one-off guest appearance to introduce the … Read More

OMD Live at The Roundhouse, London
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OMD deliver more luxury than punishment… OMD’s talents for putting on a dynamic live performance remains strangely undiminished in the face of their decades-long concert history (in fact the band’s 40th Anniversary lands next year). The Punishment Of Luxury tour … Read More

OMD – What Have We Done
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OMD embark on aerial manoeuvres for their latest single… Paul Humphreys singing lead vocal on one track per OMD album seems to be becoming something of a trend; in terms of releases over the last decade he has taken the … Read More

The Red Frame/White Light Saga
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‘Red frame white light! Six three two three double o three!’ Those are the immortal words uttered by Andy McCluskey in Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s second single ‘Red Frame/White Light’, released in February 1980 and taken from their eponymous … Read More

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury
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Consumerist culture receives some harsh introspection on OMD’s latest outing… Following on from previous releases ‘La Mitrailleuse’ and ‘Isotype’, ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ represents the title track culled from OMD’s forthcoming 13th studio album. Musically, the new song (which had … Read More

Happy Birthday ANDY McCLUSKEY
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Andy McCluskey celebrates his birthday today, offering Messages a chance to reflect on Andy’s commentary on being part of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark for nearly 40 years. In interviews Andy has always been effusive and engaging, while also presenting … Read More

OMD – Isotype
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OMD tackle visual information design for their newest song… Taking its name from the method of depicting pictorial symbols to illustrate data, ‘Isotype’ joins OMD’s extensive catalogue for songs on unusual subjects. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, this new … Read More

OMD – La Mitrailleuse
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OMD revisit familar themes of war on their latest song… With details of the new OMD studio album The Punishment Of Luxury finally being released, two samples of what the album will sound like have also been unveiled. The first … Read More