One of the best synth bands of the eighties, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), are back with a new single and video “The Punishment of Luxury” in anticipation of their album of the same name due out on 1 September 2017. As I have often written before, creativity does not have a use-by date, and OMD are on top of their game.
It is classic OMD – bright summery synth riffs with darker lyrics about the ephemeral pleasures of consumerism:
This is no retro desperation: it has a fantastic melody, intelligent lyrics and augments the history of their substantial body of work.
OMD are on tour in support of this, their 13th album, throughout the UK.
Mon 23rd DUBLIN Vicar street
Tues 24th BELFAST Mandella Hall
Sun 29th LIVERPOOL, Empire
Mon 30th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Weds 1st SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thurs 2nd IPSWICH, Regent
Fri 3rd CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Sun 5th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Mon 6th NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 7th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Thurs 9th READING, Hexagon
Fri 10th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Sat 11th GUILDFORD G Live
Mon 13th LONDON, Roundhouse
Weds 15th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 17th MANCHESTER, Academy
Sat 18th YORK, Barbican
Sun 19th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Tues 21st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Weds 22nd GATESHEAD, Sage 1