A Band At Work

After signing to the DinDisc label, OMD’s manager Paul Collister negotiated an advance so the band could construct their own studio in the heart of Liverpool. The idea of their own studio, inspired in part by Kraftwerk’s own Klingklang studio, … Read More

The Romance Of Record Store Day

With OMD once again participating in Record Store Day this April, it’s probably a good time to look at the event and to explore what it means for shops, bands and indeed the fans themselves. Record Store Day originally began … Read More

MESSAGES EASTER SALE

Grab an OMD fix this weekend as Messages offers up a sale on selected merchandise. We’re rocking a new look for the Messages site this week and to promote our restructuring we’re doing a special Easter Sale. Snap up back … Read More

OMD to go Fully Digital in 2016

In breaking news, OMD have confirmed that from 2016, all future releases from the synthpop outfit will be digital download only. This move will impact all record releases from the band starting in 2016. Sources say that this move has … Read More

DAZZLE WEEKEND – OMD in Liverpool

OMD at the Museum Of Liverpool November 2014 OMD’s decision to perform an intimate gig at the Museum Of Liverpool had begun as a much more simpler exercise with a request for the band to submit some musique concrète tracks … Read More

Pretending To See The Future

Between Thursday 20th September to Monday 8th October 1979, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark played as the opening act on Gary Numan’s Touring Principle which took in UK cities as far and wide as Glasgow, London, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and … Read More

OMD PARTY EVENT DETAILS

An update on the planned events for the OMD Fan Party scheduled for this coming October. The event takes place on the weekend of 17th-19th October in Manchester. Both days will feature a variety of exciting events and activities including … Read More

The Video World Of JUNK CULTURE

OMD’s video history explored A significant item in the arsenal of any popular music combo is the promotional video – a medium that came into its own in the 1980s during the heyday of the likes of MTV and VH1. … Read More

Club 66: Wrappup

Every little now and every little then… OMD’s 1984 album Junk Culture enjoyed a curious period of writing and hopping from studio to studio. With their creative batteries exhausted by Dazzle Ships and their confidence deflated by criticism of the … Read More

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