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The Ten Best Covers of Wire’s “Outdoor Miner”

There comes a time in every band's life cycle when someone will suggest a cover version of "Outdoor Miner." The fourth single from Wire, released way back in January 1979, "Outdoor Miner" also appears on the Chairs Missing album. It shows the contrarian band at their most dialectical; balancing commercial potential with art pop so...

The Top 17 of 2017

After the loss of so many artists in 2016, it was a pleasure to see some of the original synthpop heroes back on the release trail. OMD, Alison Moyet, Erasure and Blancmange were among those with new albums to perform, and they all stuck to what they do best. Against that backdrop, Depeche Mode‘s effort,…


Red, Black and Cool: Tina Schnekenburger

Tina Schnekenburger has worn a number of guises over the years. From the punk scene in Kraftwerk's home town to the world of modern art, she is a card carrying member of the avant-garde. Schnekenburger can be seen in the new Conny Plank documentary, operating backing tracks for DAF. In leather, with cropped hair, she...

Twice a Man

What do you do when you have a concert planned with New Order but the promoters think your name makes you sound like a progressive rock act? You change it. For Cosmic Overdose, it was no problem. The Swedish experimentalists had dates supporting New Order in Gothenburg and Oslo, and the name belonged to a...

Fika with: FRKTL

A cold day in the run-up to Christmas finds Sarah Badr in the newest branch of a Finnish café in London’s Covent Garden. The place has just opened but is heaving with tourists, resting between credit card-facilitated dopamine fixes. It’s a nightmare of reverb, as the walls reflect the chatter of shoppers and the roar…

TEC004: Bonfire of the Wannabes

TEC004 is coming up soon. On Saturday, 5 November 2016, the UK’s synthescenti will gather in Norwich to dance to artists hand-picked by The Electricity Club. We asked TEC’s Chi Ming Lai to give us a preview of the show and his views on the current UK scene. What can visitors expect from TEC004? Well,…

Here Comes the Rein!

Fierce! There’s no other word to describe the music of Rein, who jumped from our speakers with her first release, “There Is No Authority But Yourself.” With its independent attitude and blistering beats, we were immediately converted and it became our Track of the Day. In the weeks that have followed, Rein has revealed additional…

Out from the Shadows: Neon Lines

Daft Punk, Air, Yelle, Justice, M83, Kas Product, Die Form and Sebastian Tellier – all popular French bands with lots of talent. Another French group that is starting to make waves is Neon Lines. The band was recently formed, and its five members have diverse musical backgrounds, making for a great musical cocktail. This intrigued…


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