OMD – What Have We Done

OMD embark on aerial manoeuvres for their latest single… Paul Humphreys singing lead vocal on one track per OMD album seems to be becoming something of a trend; in terms of releases over the last decade he has taken the … Read More

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury

Consumerist culture receives some harsh introspection on OMD’s latest outing… Following on from previous releases ‘La Mitrailleuse’ and ‘Isotype’, ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ represents the title track culled from OMD’s forthcoming 13th studio album. Musically, the new song (which had … Read More

OMD – Isotype

OMD tackle visual information design for their newest song… Taking its name from the method of depicting pictorial symbols to illustrate data, ‘Isotype’ joins OMD’s extensive catalogue for songs on unusual subjects. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, this new … Read More

OMD – La Mitrailleuse

OMD revisit familar themes of war on their latest song… With details of the new OMD studio album The Punishment Of Luxury finally being released, two samples of what the album will sound like have also been unveiled. The first … Read More

UMMAGMA Frequency

Dreampop duo UMMAGMA release an EP of ethereal delights… In a world of landfill indie and ‘retro electro’, it’s always a pleasant diversion to stumble across an aural oasis that occupies its own distinct territory, which is certainly the landscape … 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

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

ENGLISH ELECTRIC – The Messages Review

The future that you anticipated has been cancelled The release of History Of Modern in 2010, which effectively marked OMD’s revival with the classic line-up, could have been viewed as setting up the template for OMD’s sound in the 21st … Read More

THE FUTURE WILL BE SILENT EP

One of the songs featured on the forthcoming OMD album English Electric will be getting its own special release later this month as ‘The Future Will Be Silent’ is issued in a limited vinyl format for the annual Record Store … Read More

METROLAND released

Rail journeys with OMD… Today marks the release of the new OMD single ‘Metroland’, the first release from the forthcoming album English Electric. Andy McCluskey described ‘Metroland’ as being part of English Electric’s theme of failed utopias: “The song is … Read More