Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


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Great to talk with Andy McCluskey from OMD about their new album and main single of the same title. “The Punishment of Luxury”.



With their 13th studio album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ out September
1st via 100% Records, synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the
Dark release new single and the title track impacting September 1st .

‘The Punishment of Luxury’ is written, recorded, produced and mixed
by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys- pairing crushing
electro rhythms with characteristically serene melodies sounding
unapologetically electronic.

The track and album are named after an 1891 painting by the Italian
divisionist Giovanni Segantini that caught Andy’s eye. Andy explains,
“Most people in the western world are materially better off than their
predecessors ever were and yet we are unhappier. Now we have
many possessions that we don’t need because we’ve been persuaded
to buy. This is the punishment of luxury.”

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 .

OMD play the following shows:
Mon 23rd DUBLIN Vicar street
Tues 24 th BELFAST Mandella Hall
Sun 29 th LIVERPOOL, Empire
Mon 30 th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Weds 1 st 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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