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

KRAFTWERK Live in New York

There’s no doubt about the influence KRAFTWERK has had on OMD. Both founding members have come out dozens of times citing the German experimental electronic band as a main influence. Lead singer Andy McCluskey jokes of how their song ‘Electricity’ … 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

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

ANDY McCLUSKEY INTERVIEW 2011 PART 2

With the release of their post-reformation album History Of Modern, OMD embarked on a tour which took them back to the USA in 2011. In the second part of this exclusive interview, Lori Tarchala spoke to Andy McCluskey a few … Read More

ANDY McCLUSKEY INTERVIEW 2011

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s founding members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys have been making music together since the mid ’70s. They were eventually enlarged to a quartet when Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper joined the team and together they … Read More

OMD – Austin 2011

OMD Tour Stop #20 – La Zona Rosa Austin TX, October 13th, 2011 LOL, today saw the earliest departure I had to do the whole trip, it wasn’t even fully light yet. For me, this was the “end of the … Read More

OMD – Tulsa 2011

OMD Tour Stop #19, Cains Ballroom, Tulsa October 12th, 2011 Well, the day started with an early wake up call because I had a 5 hour drive to Tulsa and was also picking up bouncing buddy Mark at the airport … Read More

OMD – Dallas 2011

Tour Stop #12-Granada Theatre, Dallas Well, after a tearful goodbye to Missy at the airport, we parted ways as she was flying a different airline back to San Fran and I was leaving sunny San D. for the predicted rainy … Read More

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