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OMD ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ New Album Released 1st September Announce 18 Date UK & Eire Tour

OMD ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ New Album Released 1st September Announce 18 Date UK & Eire Tour

 Synth-pop pioneers OMD 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 while stepping out of their comfort zone. The LP is out September 1st on 100% Records.

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!’

The album takes its name from an 1891 painting by the Italian Giovani Segantini and contains everything from the Kraftwerkian ‘Isotype’ and ‘Robot Man’ to the blue eyed soul ballads of ‘One More Time’ and ‘The View From Here’ as well as more traditional OMD songs like ‘Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang’ and the synth heavy title track.

Described by The Quietus as “not just one of the best synth bands ever – they are one of the best bands ever”, OMD’s influence has become ubiquitous. The xx, the Killers and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy have cited OMD as an inspiration, and the likes of Future Islands and Chvrches show traces of OMD’s DNA.

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 show at The Roundhouse November 13th


October 2017

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, O2 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

Check out their YouTube video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cU53wWb6UI


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