Below are upcoming OMD events happening in Battle and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.
Below are past that have already happened in Battle and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.
|Wednesday, 15th November 2017 from 7:00pm|
De La Warr Pavilion
English new wave/synthpop act, OMD, developed a strong fan base in the 80s, before returning to the fore in 2006, selling over 40 million records worldwide.
Signed first to Factory Records and then snapped up by Virgin, the duality inherent in OMD was plain to see from the start, as Peter Saville’s minimalist artwork belied the warmth of Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys’ timeless songwriting.
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.
Now they return with their thirteenth album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’, a daring collection of stylish synth-pop and masterful songcraft that sees OMD edge out of their comfort zone without compromising their integrity. “It’s almost like we’ve gone back to being teenagers after all these years,” says Andy. “We just do whatever we want and there’s no record company to tell us what we can or can’t do.”