in2 Music: Synth-pop pioneers


OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) return with their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealised romance of their previous work.

The follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘English Electric’ (released in 2013) ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ is a daring collection of stylish synth pop and masterful song writing which will certainly rank alongside their very best.

Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys – the album is the sound of a band in their prime. “On this album we have managed to make beautiful things out of noises and repetitive patterns”, explains Andy. “The trouble is, we just can’t help but write a catchy melody!”

Having played a triumphant sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in May last year, OMD head back out on the road again this Autumn for a string of must-see shows, including a night at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion on Wednesday 1 November.

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