Track: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Punishment of Luxury, plus album news

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 

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