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Electricity

Looking at OMD’s classic debut single… ‘Electricity’ emerged as one of the first songs that Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys wrote together. Influenced by German electronic pioneers such as Can, Neu! and Kraftwerk, ‘Electricity’ yielded a simple yet infectious electro-pop … Read More

OMD – New York #2 2011

Tour Stop #4 – Irving Plaza New York September 20th 2011 Well, to say tonights gig was amazing is a bit of an understatement but I’ll say it anyways. Best gig thus far (though Miami was pretty darn close from … Read More

The Id

The means to an end… Before OMD had paved the way as a pioneering synthpop outfit, the likes of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys and Mal Holmes had already established themselves through smaller bands based around the Liverpool/Wirral music scene. This … Read More

New Horizons

Sailing on the seven seas… The release of Sugar Tax in 1991 saw the revival of fortunes for OMD. Following the release of the Best Of OMD album in 1988, the band had split under acrimonious circumstances. An agreement that … Read More

Club 66: The Avenue

The secret is to fantasize… The saga of Dazzle Ships is only too well known to OMD fans. Here was a band that was proud of the success of Architecture & Morality, yet felt under pressure to repeat themselves with … Read More

Club 66: Almost

A Red Car And A Green Car… It must have been a strange time to be unfolding into a world of music during the 1970’s when your influences were not being dictated by the guitar bands of the late 60s … Read More

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL HUMPHREYS 2005

In 2005 plans were already underway to remaster and reissue OMD’s 1983 album Dazzle Ships. Meanwhile, Paul Humphreys was in the process of writing material for the then-forthcoming OneTwo album Instead. This interview captured Paul’s thoughts on the reissue of … Read More

ANDY McCluskey Interview 2005

“I’m changing the plot basically…” With the OMD reformation heralding a new OMD album and tour plus a DVD, unreleased material album and Dazzle Ships reissue in the pipeline, it’s going to be a busy time for Andy McCluskey. This … Read More

MAL HOLMES INTERVIEW 2003

2003 saw Mal Holmes working with singer Jo Mooney on a series of songs that captured a soulful, reflective element. This archive interview reveals his thoughts at the time… What’s the plan of action with the EP? I’ve sussed out … Read More

OMD Whistle Test

In 2003 the release of volume 2 of the The Old Grey Whistle Test featured a rare OMD TV appearance. Producer Jill Sinclair explains all… OMD’s early television appearances are a rare and intriguing experience. At a time when video … Read More

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