OMD distil their trailblazing electronic sound into a brand new single, ‘Dresden’, which is out May 27th on 100% Records and which is taken from their new LP ‘English Electric’, out now.
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD, stacked synths occupy the higher register on a wistful slab of electro-pop which doubles up as a metaphor for pain and loss. ‘It follows in the great OMD tradition of a soaring pop melody, over a driving bass capped with a melancholy lyric,” explains the band’s Andy McCluskey.
In their celebratory 4* album review, MOJO called the track an ‘earworm’ and trumpeted ”Dresden’, ‘Night CafÃ©’ and ‘The Future Will Be Silent’ might just be some of their best ever pieces.’
The single has been remixed by ex Ultravox man John Foxx ‘ who supports OMD on the forthcoming UK Tour ‘ as well as Mike Jolly, Bounce Darkside and Helsinki’s Zebra and Snake, among others.
The original four-piece ‘ Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper ‘ will be reunited once again this spring for a string of must-see shows, which commemorate the band’s 35th anniversary, including London’s Roundhouse May 3rd.
Sun 28th MARGATE, Winter Gardens
Mon 29th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 1st NOTTINGHAM, Royal Centre
Thu 2nd IPSWICH, Regent Theatre
Fri 3rd LONDON, Roundhouse
Sun 5th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Mon 6th OXFORD, New Theatre
Wed 8th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Thu 9th LEEDS, Academy
Fri 10th MANCHESTER, Academy
Sun 12th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Mon 13th GATESHEAD, Sage
Tue 14th LIVERPOOL, Empire
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