SHE’S GOT CLAWS – Doppelgänger
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Crunchy electropop excellence… One of the emerging electronic acts of recent years that’s impressed Andy McCluskey is She’s Got Claws, which has resulted in the OMD founder-member applying his production talents to two of the tracks on SGC’s latest release. … Read More

OOBERFUSE & HIBARI – Enola Gay
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This kiss you give, it’s never going to fade away… Although the history of the 20th Century is littered with significant events, there’s probably few that can match the scale and impact of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. It … Read More

Competition Rules
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Prize Draw Terms & Conditions The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over with a permanent UK address, except employees of Messages, their families or anyone connected with the prize draw. No purchase is … Read More

Listening Party: Architecture & Morality
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My feelings still remain… During a turbulent time for the music industry, Tim Burgess seems an unlikely herald for bringing people together over the love of albums. Better known for his involvement with rock outfit The Charlatans, Burgess has been … Read More

ANDY McCLUSKEY Interview by Johnny Normal
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Catching up with OMD in lockdown mode… The current Coronavirus crisis has completely changed the landscape of the music industry, with the live circuit effectively coming to a dead halt. But the lockdown has also lead to a spurt of … Read More

Florian Schneider 1947 – 2020
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The lights in the electronic music community dimmed suddenly this week when the news broke of the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider. Born in 1947, Schneider originally began his musical journey while studying in Düsseldorf. Delving into the experimental music … Read More

MAID OF ORLEANS : An Orphan On A Wave
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Religious fervour… As one of OMD’s classic singles, ‘Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)’ is perhaps the oddest release that emerged from the Architecture & Morality sessions as a potential single. There are few chart-topping singles that open with such … Read More

The Year In Review – 2019
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OMD at 40… 2019 marked the year that OMD really kicked it up a gear in terms of 40th Anniversary celebrations. As well as launching an extensive tour, the release of the Souvenir box set helped to capture the band’s … Read More

OMD Live in London
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A warmer feeling seldom owned… Following on from a host of projects tied into OMD’s 40th Anniversary (including a new book and a new compilation album/box set), the band have embarked on a tour which is designed to celebrate that … Read More

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