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ENGLISH ELECTRIC sleeve art

With the forthcoming tour dates announced and the OMD engine once again slowly grinding into action, here’s a glimpse of the artwork that’s going to be adorning OMD’s new album release. English Electric will be OMD’s twelfth album release following … Read More

ENGLISH ELECTRIC 2013 Tour

Details of OMD’s forthcoming English Electric UK tour dates have been released which sees the band performing in April/May 2013. The concerts will also feature special VIP Package options on a limited basis enabling some concert goers to enjoy a … Read More

EMI Electrospective

Enjoy the new Messages Spotify playlist which was put together by Andy McCluskey as part of the EMI Electrospective – an exploration of electronic music from its early pioneers through to the contemporary artists of today. In connection with Electrospective, … Read More

Messages Spotify Playlists

We’ve been playing around with a music player option for the Messages site for a while. As the music streaming service Spotify have just launched their new embeddable button, we decided to give this service a trial run here on … Read More

2011 – The Year In Review

Looking back at OMD’s 2011… 2011 was a busy year for OMD following on from the release of History Of Modern. It was also the year that saw the Messages site feature some great articles, stories and interviews. January saw … Read More

The Best Of The MARSHEAUX Remixes

Some artists take a sympathetic approach to the remix opportunity and offer beat enhancements, extra melodic parts and instrumental breakdowns to compliment a track in a far more classic tradition. RICHARD X, MARK REEDER, PET SHOP BOYS, THE MANHATTAN CLIQUE … Read More

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

The Id

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 included bands such as Equinox, … Read More

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