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Mar12

Interview with Andy by Kathryn Hooper


Over the past 35 years Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have written songs covering a vast and eclectic range of topics, creating both catchy and poignant melodies to go with them. These melodies often belie the serious issues which have been covered; ‘Enola Gay’ being the most well-known of this genre, however others such as ‘Genetic Engineering’ and ‘88 seconds in Greensboro’ have equally weighty topics. Other subjects would initially appear rather ‘strange’ to…

Nov24

Next Album…


We are planning to be in the studio in early December to start collating our ideas and expand upon the music we already began writing together earlier this year. The next album entitled English Electric is starting to take shape. Andy and Paul 

Sep07

From the Road…


 Finally finished a long summer of concerts. So great to get back to Spain (possibly the best crowd of the year in Madrid) play Denmark again, some German cities that we have never been to before and great performances and vibes at Latitude and Electric Picnic. Paul is off to Bestival and I will see him on Sat for the Eric's gig. Then North…

Jun30

What we’ve been up to…


What a great set of concerts we have just played! Carabana in Switzerland had a slightly shaky start with broken bass straps and a 90 db limit on the PA.. but we got there in the end. We can say nothing other than WOW.. about the 2 Spanish gigs.. what great audience reactions. Great reception also in Denmark, and 3 wonderful gigs to finish with in the former East Germany.Dresden was an unexpectedly…

Mar30

US Tour


Well, here I am finally sitting down in our lovely hotel in Hollywood where both the manager and the accounts manager have given me photos showing them posing with us over 20 years ago in the 80s! I have even been in the pool today. Last show tomorrow on what has really been a triumph of a tour. Toronto feels like it was years ago! We have mixed feelings.. we are tired.. some…