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

OMD FAN PARTY 2014

An OMD Fan Party is being organised for this coming October – and Messages is happy to announce that we’ll be involved. The event takes place on the weekend of 17th-19th October in Altrincham, South Manchester. The schedule of events … Read More

SIGNED COPIES OF MOODS, MEMORIES & OTHER MANOEUVRES

We are very pleased to announce that we now have signed editions of Julia Kneale’s book Moods, Memories And Other Manoeuvres available to buy from the Messages Shop. Moods, Memories And Other Manoeuvres forms a very personal story from one … Read More

JO MOONEY 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 her thoughts at the time… Can you tell me a little about your background and interest … Read More

THE GAMES – CIRCUS MINIMUS

Circus Games The release of the album Circus Minimus by The Games sheds light on one of many of the lost bands that emerged from the Wirral and Liverpool music scene of the late 70s/early 80s. OMD are perhaps Wirral’s … Read More

FOTONOVELA – A TON OF LOVE

The Greek connection… Greek production duo Fotonovela are probably best known for their work with synthpop duo Marsheaux, the outfit of which Andy McCluskey said “I do have a soft spot for Marsheaux I have to say. They have a … Read More

COMPETITION: MOODS, MEMORIES AND OTHER MANOEUVRES

You can now win a specially signed copy of Moods, Memories And Other Manoeuvres – the personal memoir by Julia Kneale which covers her early childhood, teenage years, involvement with Andy McCluskey and The Id and beyond. Julia has kindly … Read More

Moods, Memories And Other Manoeuvres

Fascinating insight into the pre-OMD years If there’s one character from OMD’s past that’s taken on mythic status, it’s Julia Kneale. This is partially due to the fact that she disappeared from the OMD world in the early days – … Read More

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