Amazingly enough, this is OMD’s 35th year anniversary, and the original line up of Andy, Paul, Martin and Malcolm are currently touring Europe and will soon be playing our own lovely little Vicar Street.
‘English Electric’ is the new album from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the celebrated synth-pop duo from Wirral who pioneered their genre with starkly experimental albums such as ‘Architecture and Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983). Hits such as ‘Enola Gay’, ‘Maid of Orleans’ and ‘Souvenir’ propelled them into the stratosphere and helped shape the musical landscape of the eighties. They went on to record for the John Hughes blockbuster movie Pretty in Pink and the hit single ‘If you Leave,’ written in just a day, became a sparkling contribution to the Brat Pack canon. Influenced by Krautrock and Kraftwerk, they signed to Factory Records in 1979 and had their iconic single and album artwork designed by Peter Saville. Now their work provides a touchstone for artists such as The XX, La Roux, The Killers and Arcade Fire collaborator Owen Pallett, who re-worked ‘Dazzle Ships’ with nothing but a violin.
We’re offering two tickets to one lucky winner for the kings of 80’s pop OMD, all you have to do to win the tickets is tell us who or what was Enola Gay?
And you’re not allowed google! The competition will run until Saturday the 25th of May at 5PM, and you can mail us at: email@example.com
OMD are confirmed to appear on LATER WITH JOOLS on Tue 28th & Fri.31st May performing ‘Dresden’ , ‘Kissing The Machine’ & ‘Enola Gay’ over the two shows.
You can hear some of the remixes of their new single Dresden here.
Vicar Street, Dublin – Thurs.30th May 2013 – Tickets €33.50